Gareth Jordaan – new top chef at the Palazzo

Chef Gareth Jordaan, newly appointed Executive Chef at Tsogo Sun’s five-star Palazzo at Montecasino, believes in “cooking with love and passion, otherwise it’s just a job.” That way, he says, you are always working on your own dream.


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Unilever Food Solutions Chef of the Year Crowned

The kitchen was on fire at the Unilever Food Solutions Chef of the Year finals, held at the Umhlanga offices on 6 September 2017 as chefs from across the country competed head-to-head in a bid to add the coveted title to their resume, kickstart their careers and win the recognition of their peers. The results of this year’s competition clearly highlight South Africa’s ability to compete as a global culinary tourist destination.


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Chef of the Year Finalists Announced

The pressure was relentless at the Senior and Junior category Unilever Food Solutions Chef of the Year regional finals Mystery Basket Cook-off in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban from 26 to 28 July. The winning regional chefs will battle it out against at the Chef of the Year finals in Durban on 6 September.


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Top Sandton hotel welcomes new head chef

Sandton Sun has a new top toque in the kitchen: Chef Gerard Vingerling. This iconic hotel is located on the Tsogo Sun Sandton Mile in the heart of the Sandton Business district and is home to the San Restaurant and Deck which is renowned for fine dining offset by an exceptional wine list.


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Only 17% of parents regard hospitality as a positive career

An interesting article from the UK. Showing that only 17% of parents would view a career in hospitality as positive ! Mind you Farmers, Plumbers and Journalists fared worse ! If all kids listened to their parents we would have a world full of Doctors, Lawyers, Accountants, Dentists and IT Specialists. *Stifling a yawn


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Africa is becoming a hotel investment attraction with more than 250 projects in the planning and construction phases.

Africa is fast becoming a new tourist hotspot, being placed on the map as an investor’s paradise for leading hotels wanting to start business here.


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These 5 South African hotels have been ranked among the best in the world

Travel + Leisure magazine has ranked the top 100 hotels in the world in 2017, listing five South African hotels among the world’s best.


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Entries now open for the 2017 Eat Out Woolworths Sustainability Award

Launched last year as a first for South Africa, the Eat Out Woolworths Sustainability Award acknowledges a restaurant that brings its customers seasonal, local and responsibly produced food.


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Speed on hiring: Timing is everything

EHotelier.com : Day after day, employers stumble on the ability to get through the hiring process at a speed that’s aligned with candidates’ expectations. The National Association of Colleges and employers published a study that says it takes employers more than three weeks to move from interview to offer.


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What does a minimum wage really mean to low income earners in Hospitality?

Stephen Hickmore Opinion piece: On 1st July each year we welcome the Government gazette publishing minimum wages for the hospitality industry. A timely bit of warmth and cheer during our winter?


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