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April 24, 2017
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Cooking with Style at Jock

Chef Andre Viljoen, Garth Stroebel, Belinda Strauss & Philemon Mhlaba.

Chef Andre Viljoen, Garth Stroebel, Belinda Strauss & Philemon Mhlaba.

Jock Safari Lodge’s own team of ‘chefs of tomorrow’ recently had the privilege of a visit from Culinary Consultant Garth Stroebel, a South African Chef and Judge for the World Association of Chefs Societies, and Chef Andre Viljoen imparting their knowledge – great concepts, great food and cost control.

It was a full week of hands-on training with chefs Garth and Andre sharing their knowledge with our Lodge Operations Manager, Belinda Strauss, Food & Beverage Manager, Philemon Mhlaba, Head Chef, Samuel Mkhatshwa and our whole team of chefs – Winnie Fodi Nhlongo, Florence Fikile Bila, Nkosingiphile Sibongile Ntimba, Caiphus Siphiwe Mhlaba, Xolile Bongiwe Ndlovu and Kate Sibongile Ndlala.

Garth demonstration with the Jock Culinary Team.

Garth demonstration with the Jock Culinary Team.

They offered our Food & Beverage team brand-defining concepts, menus that work and operational training that will last into the long term – things are constantly changing and one has to move with the times.

Pan-fried fillet of salmon with warm crushed baby potato & pepper salad with lemon beurre blanc.

Pan-fried fillet of salmon with warm crushed baby potato & pepper salad with lemon beurre blanc.

As Garth says: ‘’Listen to what the customers want and never give up.’’

Baked Apple Rose with Anatolia Ice Cream & Caramel Custard

Baked Apple Rose with Anatolia Ice Cream & Caramel Custard

We look forward to sharing these new culinary sensations with all our guests on their next visit to Jock Safari Lodge.

The Jock Safari Lodge Culinary Team.

The Jock Safari Lodge Culinary Team.

Blog by Belinda Strauss