REGIONAL COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN

       LIMPOPO

       Tommie Hurter

Owner and founder of Limpopo Chefs Academy. Graduate of the Capital Hotel School with merit awards for Professional Cookery student of the year. City & Guilds Professional Cookery Top Achiever. Worked in Canada, before returning to Pretoria to open up The Fly Lounge in Pretoria East. When visiting my home province of Limpopo, I was offered a position at Fusion Boutique Hotel as senior Sous Chef, before joining the Waterberg FET College as chef lecturer. This is where I discovered my passion for teaching and to carry over my knowledge of the Hospitality Industry after which I opened Limpopo Chefs Academy in 2014 in Mokopane and recently opened another campus in Polokwane beginning of 2017.

I am currently the chairman for The South African Chefs Association Limpopo Committee and part of the Technical working group for the new Chef Trade qualification.

tommie@limpopochefs.co.za

015 491 1226 / 071 603 3271

   

  NORTH WEST

Willie Mctoyi

I am currently working at Sun City Resort as an executive chef for Sun Central Convention Centre and holding the position of SA Chefs Chairmen of the  North West Committee. Obtained a Diploma in Food Preparation from HTA Culinary School. Passionate about delivering high quality results that exceed expectations, well organized, reliable person accustomed to work on tight schedules in pressurized environments possesses good sense of humour and ensures that good teamwork achieve its goals. A team player with a drive to achieve set targets / objectives. Hard worker, adapts to new environment quickly and is able to take own initiatives. Very passionate about the hospitality industry and a great believer of training and development through skills training.

willie.mcotoyi@suninternational.co.za

014 557 1201 / 079 491 5338

 

   WESTERN CAPE

Alfred Henry

Alfred Henry was born in Cape Town and completed a Cordon Bleu Diploma with distinction. He travelled to the UK after his graduation so that he could further study and perfect his passion and craft in the Industry.

He returned to South Africa after his stint in the UK and began his working career back in South Africa as an assistant Pastry Chef at the internationally acclaimed Mount Nelson Hotel. Thereafter at the Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa as Executive Sous chef. His work experience has seen him working in some of the best kitchens in South Africa. In 2008 he was elected as Head Chocolatier for a well know Chocolate Company in South Africa, (Lindt & Sprungli).

Since then he has had a career in Educational arm of the Industry working with a national culinary school as Corporate Executive chef for a number of years. Ultimately his love of the industry brought him back to main stream hotel kitchens and now currently is the Executive Chef at historic Southern Sun Cape Sun Hotel.

Alfred.Henry@tsogosun.com

021 488 5100 / 082 447 4888 

 

 

KNYSNA/GEORGE

Francois Ferreira

 

 

François Ferreira…passion personified!  When one studies the life and achievements of this energetic personality you cannot miss the thread of passion which runs deep and vigorously through each moment he lives, works and plays. At the epicentre of it all, just one thing shines through…food

…cooking it…

François Ferreira is known as South Africa’s Food Evangelist, a perfect description, as the passion with which he LIVES AND BREATHES food is pure inspiration. Also a highly acclaimed author, the public is invited to cook with François from his award-winning books.

…sharing it…

Inside and outside the home, he is a true professional.  Conversing like a diplomat, knowing the correct protocol is the priceless experience that François accumulated while managing the households of two State Presidents and an Administrator-General from 1988 to 1994.

…discovering it…

The Teaching Spirit of François shines through in all the areas of his life and he is constantly searching and discovering new ingredients, dishes and new talent.

…re-inventing it…

Recognised by the most prestigious culinary organisations in South Africa, François is at the heart of the South African culinary world.

…designing it…

The experience François accrued at the State Presidency stirred his passion for creating the perfect ambience and a welcoming table.  He revels in teaching the art of the meal and creating the ultimate experience for all his guests

…tasting it…

François is a member of the South African Brandy Guild for promoting responsible use of South African Brandy, and is affiliated to the Cape Wine Academy. He believes that good food should be served with well-paired wine, excellent service and a welcoming ambience.

 

francois@francoisferreira.com

T: +27 44 884 0765 | C: +27 82 875 3077 | Mount View Resort, 1 York Street, George

www.francoisferreira.com

 

 

 KWAZULU NATAL

 Warren Frantz

Ushakamarineworld Complex Executive Chef Warren Frantz is inspired by food – its origins, its history and how to bring out its true flavour.

Chef Warren Frantz Graduated from the renowned Granger Bay Hotel School in Cape Town. He was lured into the wonderful world of food when working weekends as a youngster at a five star hotel. On experiencing the passion of those in the kitchen, he fell in love with what has become a 25 year long career.

Chef Warren is one of South Africa’s most accomplished chefs with many years of experience cooking in some of the country’s most acclaimed hotels and famous properties. He has worked at the NH the Lord Charles in Somerset West, Cape Town, NH Plettenberg Bay and Amsterdam’s acclaimed Restaurant d’Vjiff Vliegen, the Five Star Riviera on Vaal Hotel and the Five Star Country Club Johannesburg, Auckland Park and Woodmead properties. Over the years, he has catered for everything from terrace café’s to up market a la carte restaurants, from buffets to banquets. He even catered for President Nelson Mandela at NH Lord Charles Hotel and President Zuma’s 73rd birthday at the King’s House in Durban.

“The idea of creating good food motivates me. Cooking and creating new dishes makes me tick. The inspiration comes from within! It comes from all around you. I’ve got a natural passion for cooking; but I am also grateful for the experience I gained from working with top national and international chefs,” he says. ‘I Love the taste and texture of food”

Chef Warren’s motto in the kitchen “KEEP IT SIMPLE”

wfrantz@ushakamarineworld.co.za |

 O +27 31 328 8068 | Dect +27 31 328 8282 | M +27 79 986 1234 | F +27 86 661 7433 | Skype: warren.frantz | www.ushakamarineworld.co.za |