Chefs impress top notch hotel

2018-02-15 06:01
Representatives from the Cape Grace Hotel paid a visit to the Iziko Restaurant kwa Langa on Friday. PHOTO: Mandla Mahashe

Representatives from the Cape Grace Hotel paid a visit to the Iziko Restaurant kwa Langa on Friday. PHOTO: Mandla Mahashe

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The relationship between Langa’s culinary school Iziko Restaurant and the Cape Grace Hotel can only get stronger.

This has been vindicated following the recent visit by representatives from the hotel on last week Friday.

The team spent the day with about 20 students at the school, who are being trained in the art of culinary art.

According Eric Bingo, a trainer at the school, the visit is a continuation of a relationship that began last year.

“In 2017 we placed about six of our students in their(hotel) kitchen where they were trained and groomed to cook items in the hotel’s menu.

They are very impressed with not just the level of training our students receive but also how well they have adapted,” said Bingo.

Bingo said they would love to see a bigger number of students going to the hotel at the end of their studies this year.

“We are extremely impressed that such a prestigious hotel can take some of our students on board and also be impressed by their output... We are very happy” he said.

Celeste Dickson, Cape Grace Hotel’s Human Resources Manager, said that they were indeed very pleased with the current crop of learners doing their internship in their kitchen.

“We have been quite impressed with the level of training, we were also very happy to see how well they managed to learn from us. We have noticed that some perform better than people who are already in the industry. It says a lot about them and we are very happy to play a part in their development,” she said.

Dickson said that the development of their people was a pivotal part of their culture.

“If you speak to anyone who has visited us, yes, they will talk about the beauty of the facility, the food and entertainment but they will also mention the way they were treated by our people. We are happy to work with Iziko,” she said.

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