Herman Van Der Westhuizen

Herman Van Der Westhuizen


Work experience

Work experience

Peppadews consulting and trading

Sep 2015 - Dec 2015

Founding member

Consulting , Training ,Recruiting

Remote Site Solutions, Palma, Mozambique

Mar 2014 - Sep 2015

Exeutive Chef /Camp Boss

Managing of kitchen and camp on remote site ,month end reports,training, Health and safety audits ,housekeeping ,procurement , stock control and food costs ,HR ,


Mar 2012 - Mar 2014

Country Executive Chef

Managing of unit executive chefs , recruitment of executive ,head and sous chefs,group chef trainer Smart Menu team,Food Audits, assist in procurement,month end reports,menu enginering and development,kitchen outlays and designing

SD Comercial Properties

Aug 2011 - Mar 2012

Complex Executive Chef

Running of 4 kitchen in complex as well as sister hotel , recruitment of kitchen staff, training ,menu development ,food costs and costs control , monthly financial reports,Health and safety,staff management,guest liason,food qaulilty control, food and wine paring, banqueting

Premier Hotels and resorts ICC east London

Jul 2010 - Aug 2011

Complex Executive Chef

1 year contract opening of 4th ICC in South Africa , managing of 3 restaurants and chefs of complex, chef training , guest liason,food audits and reports , recruitment,banqueting up to 2200 pax

Dias Strand hotel and resort

Apr 2007 - Jul 2010

Resort Executive Chef

100 roomed 4 star hotel , running of 4 restaurants on resort as well as delhi and bakery,menu development,food costs and cost control , ordering and stock control, implementing of systems,guest liason,food and wine paring,banqueting,staff training,

The Point Hotel

Aug 2005 - Mar 2007

Executive Chef

52 roomed 4 star hotel , executive chef duties and responsibilities

Front Row restaurant

Jul 2004 - Jul 2005

Executive Chef

Steak and seafood restaurant

Rafikis Restaurant

Apr 2003 - Jun 2005

Executive chef

Eat out top 50 fine dining restaurant

St James of Knysna

Mar 2001 - Mar 2003

Executive chef

5  star fine dining



1995Chef's Garden Route Chefs Academy

1988 - 1999

Chef Diploma

Diploma in professional cookery

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