De Hoek Country Hotel in Magaliesburg has announced that Jacques Swart will be joining their team as Executive Chef.
Jacques Swart is a highly experienced and talented young Chef, dedicated to producing World-Class Cuisine, using the finest seasonal produce that can be sourced in the local area. Jacques believes in keeping the end product simple and flavorful using both traditional and modern methods of cooking.
Born and schooled in Klerksdorp, Jacques holds a Diploma in Professional Cookery and has garnered experience through different sectors of the hospitality industry, highlights including luxury hotels such as The Michelangelo Hotel and more recently the Four-Seasons Westcliff.
Jacques has also competed and won medals and acclaim in various international competitions, including the World Culinary Olympics in Germany and the Dubai Culinary Championships, being a part of the South African Culinary team.
From exclusive open-air event catering to being inflight chef for First Class clients on Etihad Airways, Jacques has travelled extensively around the world and has experienced a great variety of different cultures and cuisines. Jacques comes to De Hoek after being part of the opening team of the Four Seasons Westcliff Hotel in 2014, where he was Chef De Cuisine of Flames Restaurant.
Jacques joins an exciting operations team at De Hoek, led by General Manager Gavin Ferreira, they are planning many new and exciting culinary offerings in 2018, including Gourmet Weekends and Fine Food and Wine Dinners.