Born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa, I am a skilled and resourceful culinary professional that has acquired comprehensive experience in international cuisine coupled with a distinguished innovative approach to enhance a customized dining experience. With more than 20 years of progressive career development, a highly-competent and driven professional repertoire, and a highly-competitive international culinary reputation, I have continued improving the standards of fine dining in various restaurants through refining the art of developing numerous dishes influenced culturally and those tailored to guest preference, as well as polishing the establishment status at large, as to maintain the heart of my culinary excellence.Furthermore, I am adept in cultivating partnerships with supply providers to obtain the freshest, sustainable, and quality ingredients with a deep commitment to catering a memorable dining experience to patrons. Additionally, while I possess an excellent track record of efficient team work, discipline, and motivation, my recognizable competency, however, lies in my drive to achieve business goals primarily those concerned with revenue mainstream and lucrative ventures which has been well-demonstrated and achieved globally to reputable acclaim.


Proven ability to successfully lead fine dining as well as high volume operations along with creative menu development


Culinary innovator with the skill to contribute extensively to enhance business growth and reduce food and labour costs


Ability to deliver a balanced work environment between the back and front of house operations, thereby enhancing productivity, intensifying customer service, and improving staff longevity


Committed to enhancing a memorable dining experience for guests and can thrive in high pressure work environments

Core Competencies

Resource Procurement
Front / Back of House Supervision
Budgeting / Cost Reduction / Revenue Driven
Menu Development / Specials
Events / Banquets / Functions
Staffing / Training Hygiene / Sanitation
Customer Service Excellence
Kitchen Operations / Team Building



Volkert Geertsen

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Richard Frot

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Fusion Suites Hotel, Da Nang, Vietnam C: +84 93 714 33 42 E: frotrichard@gmail.com

Alvaro Moreno

Resident Manager

Fusion Suites Hotel, Da Nang, Vietnam C: +84 90 115 03 78

Sundeep Nellore

Food and Beverage Director

Amari Watergate, Bangkok, Thailand C: +66970948523 E: Eamfb@rembrandtbkk.com

David Cumming

Vice President / Area General Manager

ONYX Hospitality C: +66 87 111 7361 E: cumming_david@hotmail.com

Stephane Bucholzer

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Westin and Le Meridien Hotel, Dubai C: +971 4 5117707

Vincent Francis

Executive Sous Chef

Westin and Le Meridien Hotel, Dubai C: +971 504 764233

Hanneke Dreyer

Operations Manager

Pepenero Restaurant, Cape Town T: +27 21 439 9027

Nikki Dumas

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Moyo, Cape Town C: +27 73 436 3339 E: mail@winestyle.biz

Colleen Ferrier

General Manager

Balducci’s Restaurant, Cape Town C: +27 73 250 2096 E: Ferrier_c@yahoo.com