Culinary Alchemy: Vusi Buthelezi takes the helm as Executive Chef at @Sandton Hotel

by Tia

@Sandton Hotel is delighted to announce the appointment of Vusi Buthelezi as the Executive Chef of the hotel., Chef Vusi shared brings his wealth of culinary expertise and innovative flair to the hotel, which is located on Benmore Road in a prestigious mixed-use development.

Buthelezi’s journey is a flavour-packed adventure, from his early days as an in-house trainee at Michelangelo Hotel Sandton to crafting culinary wonders at Afrodisiac Lounge, Frankie Banana Restaurant, Fashion TV Lounge, Crown Plaza – The Rosebank Hotel, and Holiday Inn – The Rosebank Hotel.

A graduate of HTA Culinary School, Buthelezi is not just a chef; he’s a creative force. “I’m a culinary explorer, a hard worker who tackles each task with passion and perseverance,” he shared.

This ambitious executive chef has a definitive vision for his new role and shared his excited for the opportunity to flex his culinary muscles, showcase his skills, and take the dining experience at @Sandton to a whole new level.

A culinary virtuoso, Buthelezi’s kitchen philosophy is all about breaking the mould. “I thrive on thinking outside the box, infusing personality into every dish, and conjuring up new menus that’ll make your taste buds dance,” he declared.

He intends to use his passion for cooking to motivate the kitchen team, helping them to level up their skills by sharing his practical and theoretical knowledge. Lastly, he aims continue creating a positive workplace that fosters a problem-solving approach and creates an enthusiastic team of chefs.

@Sandton Hotel’s General Manager, Anthony Batistich expressed enthusiasm about Buthelezi joining the team, saying, “We are thrilled to welcome Chef Vusi Buthelezi to @Sandton Hotel. His culinary expertise and innovative approach align perfectly with our commitment to delivering exceptional dining experiences to our guests. We are confident that his leadership will elevate our culinary offerings to new heights.”

When asked about @Sandton Hotel’s culinary allure, Buthelezi teased, “We’ve got irresistible specials running constantly; don’t miss our Sunday Family Lunch! With top-notch service and a diverse menu, every visit promises a feast for the senses.”

And what’s Buthelezi’s go-to dish? At home, it’s oxtail and traditional samp. But at the restaurant, he’s all about the spinach, butternut, and a very special feta roulade – pure perfection according to him!

@Sandton Hotel eagerly anticipates the culinary magic that Chef Vusi Buthelezi will bring to the table. This appointment underscores the hotel’s commitment to providing exceptional experiences for our valued guests.

For more information, visit @Sandton Hotel located at 5 Benmore Road, Benmore Gardens, Sandton, Johannesburg or call +27 11 440 1444 (Apartments) and +27 11 395 4777 (Hotel).

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