Red Carnation honours SA staffApril 13th, 2012 by Andrew Moth | Categories: food, hotels, industry, people, restaurants, tourism, training
More than half of the 25 staff from the Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa in Cape Town and the Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat in the Cederberg earned major accolades when they attended the Red Carnation Hotel Collection staff appreciation awards event in London.
Held annually, the staff appreciation awards event recognises employees from the group’s hotels who go the extra mile for guests.
Candice Grobbelaar and Joy Welby-Solomon from the Twelve Apostles were named as employee and manager of the year respectively.
Grobbelaar received the employee award for her work as a guest liaison officer. Welby-Solomon is pastry sous-chef at the hotel.
Henrico Grobbelaar, executive chef at the hotel, was named Red Carnation chef of the year, Michael Nel the revenue manager of the year, Thabang Rapotu guest services manager of the year, Irin Tobo room attendant of the year and Oyama Flatela food and beverage employee of the year.
Alfred Manjezi’s personification of the RCH mission statement “no request too large; no detail too small” secured him the Red Carnation Hotel mission statement award.
Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat staff also earned a string of awards.
The Bushmans Kloof award winners were the mother-and-daughter team of Dalene Swart, the butler at Koro Lodge at Bushmans Kloof, who was awarded the Bushmans Kloof employee of the year award, and her mother Katrina who won the Red Carnation back of house employee of the year award.
James Basson received the Red Carnation assistant GM of the year award and Regardt Boshoff outwitted competition to win the Red Carnation most knowledgeable employee award. Terry Kwezzi and Natalie Smart were included on the Red Carnation Honour Roll.