B.A. Communication Science degree U.O.F.S.
Hons. B.A. Business Psychology
Palladio Academy- London, UK
Dipl. Interior Design
Traveled & worked in Europe, UK, Middle East
Interior Design Company, Johannesburg
Worked for Ronald Sanders
Got married re-located -Experimented and did freelance catering for private clients and Tiger Brand VIP catering
Started a small catering company in Langebaan and ended up catering for Mittal Steel, Kumba Iron Ore, Transnet, Namakwa Sands;Started doing small weddings at Club Mykonos and private venues.
Sanparks Geelbek- in West Coast National Park, Langebaan, Western Cape.
Preferred Service Provider
Obtained contract with Sanparks to establish and run a new restaurant and wedding & conference/ venue at Geelbek- in West Coast National Park, Langebaan, Western Cape. We started with 45 000 visitors and currently have 265 000 visitors, visiting this venue every year.
Geelbek Restaurant & Weddings
Preferred Service Provider
Operate Geelbek Restaurant & Weddings –done 300 weddings since 2003, I work at preferred beach and nature venues In this time my establishment and I have won many accolades in catering, wine lists and tourism,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010.
CE0: West Coast Event Company
My kids are leaving school by the end of this year, which will free me up to assist with any freelance/consulting or training work for the hospitality and travel, wedding and conference market
Teambuildings for large companies up to150 -300 delegates Styling for Ideas magazine, Food & Home, Country Life; Wrote articles for various publications and coffee table books; Styling and shoots for Pasella, Roer –Kyknet, Espresso, Blogs; Catering on filming sets and for crew and assisting with props and styling; Catering for private and VIP guests;
Training of staff
I have started a training process the past eight years, where I cover various aspects and etiquette of supplying service to the tourism and hospitality industry and more specifically to the wedding industry. I realized that we cannot host these important functions if staff is not well trained. I train staff for 4-6 weeks every June/July to ensure that we can deliver a quality service to our industry. I cover the basics : serving clients, serving of food & wine, basic etiquette (cultural differences, receiving foreign cultures), receiving and dealing with guests, housekeeping, personal hygiene, dress code, wine training, food safety and health, basic first aid. I have a complete understanding of the holistic supply of the wedding/conference & hospitality industry. I have a good understanding and knowledge of local tourism products and local produce, due to the fact that I have been dealing with this since 1998;