Restaurant fans invited to help choose SA’s favourites for 2017 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Best Everyday Eateries

South Africa’s best guide to the country’s best food is calling on the public to post reviews of great restaurants to help determine the people’s favourites for the 2017 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Best Everyday Eateries.


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Four ways to create positive work environments

Ehotelier – There’s the age old saying “If you can’t handle the heat, get out of the kitchen” regarding tough environments and finding those with the grit to get through it. While it is true that not every person is fit for any job out there in the hospitality industry, it is possible to make people feel comfortable to push themselves to surpass their preconceived limits.


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The Capital Menlyn Maine breaks even in two months

South Africa’s fastest-growing hotel group, The Capital, continues to outperform the sector, with its latest hotel in Tshwane breaking even within two months.


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It’s time to forget the food theatrics, say leading local chefs

In the past 20 years molecular gastronomy has pushed boundaries and challenged chefs around the world. Call it a revolution, or call it a trend, it’s essentially shifted the international food scene into a new era.


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The 2016 Culinary Olympics

By Stephen Hickmore – I had the privilege of attending the 2016 IKA Culinary Olympics in the beautiful and picturesque town of Erfurt in Germany. Erfurt is the regional capital of Thuringia and it’s old town is one of the most intact medieval cities in Germany, having survived World War II with very little damage. A fabulous setting to welcome 59 nations and over 2,000 chefs. The Olympics took place from 22nd to 25th October 2016


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The Way You Make Me Feel

Hospitality Marketplace Reports . By Guy Stehlik. At a recent hotel industry function, I was asked which was THE best hotel I have ever stayed at. This has been a common question over the years and one that has an easy answer. It’s also a question to which I enjoy watching the reactions to my reply.


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LAS IGUANAS COMING TO SOUTH AFRICA

Gold Brands, the only listed fast-food retail company on the JSE AltX in South Africa, is bringing Las Iguanas, a UK mid-market restaurant brand that specialises in authentic Mexican, Brazilian & South American food and cocktails, to the South African market.


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South Africa: Tsogo Sun increases stake in Hospitality Property Fund

African Business reports – South African hotel and shopping mall operator Tsogo Sun has announced that it may sell up to 36 of its hotels, including Sun1 brand hotels, to the Hospitality Property Fund, in exchange for a bigger stake in the Fund.


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Sanparks embarks on huge investment drive

South African National Parks (Sanparks) will on April 4 showcase 55 new investment opportunities in ten of its national parks during its first ever investment conference that will be held in Sandton.


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Culinary A-team collaborate at Time Square

Sun International has assembled its culinary A-team and an eclectic ensemble of South African and international personalities to create a new hub for gastronomical exploration in Pretoria – Time Square. In a meeting of culinary minds, the team is creating a vibrant food and beverage landscape where a diversity of cuisines and experiences can be explored.


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