The Saxon appoints award winning chef

22nd Sep 2011
The Saxon appoints award winning chef

The Saxon Boutique Hotel, Villas and Spa has appointed Nancy Kinchela to the position of Executive Chef.

Australian-born Nancy boasts a wealth of culinary experience, having held positions at internationally renowned and acclaimed eating establishments, including; The Savoy Hotel in London,
Richard Corrigan’s Michelin-Star restaurant at Lindsey House, Emirates Towers Hotel in Dubai and most recently The Club at the Saujana in Kuala Lumpur.

Commenting on Nancy’s appointment, George Cohen, Managing Director of The Saxon, said:

“When we began our search for our new Executive Chef we were looking for someone who could combine classic fine dining with contemporary African flair and be in touch with international eating trends at the same time. Nancy is that person. There is no doubt in my mind that Nancy will not only complement what we have achieved over the last ten years, but with her passion and talent, grow our reputation as a world-class culinary destination.”

Nancy has secured a number of international awards over the course of her culinary career, including a Gold Medal, Best in Class for ‘British Cuisine’ at London Olympia and winner of the ‘Moreau and Fils’ Chablis competition in Dubai.


Talking about the prospect of working at The Saxon, Nancy commented: “I find myself in the very fortunate position to have the opportunity to share everything I’ve learned from all over the world with Saxon’s clientele. I’m proud and excited about the prospect of working at an establishment that has consistently been voted ‘Best Boutique Hotel in the World’ since 2001 and can’t wait to get started.”

Nestled in the exclusive Sandhurst suburb of Sandton, The Saxon makes a world-class statement of ethnic African elegance, combined with personalised attention to detail. Once home to Nelson Mandela after his release from prison, it was here that he found the serenity to edit his acclaimed autobiography Long Walk to Freedom.

The Saxon boasts 53 suites of various sizes, including 3 new villas located within the property’s lush indigenous gardens. Each suite incorporates a strong element of African art, with state-of-the-art facilities and stunning views over tranquil gardens or the breathtaking pool terrace.

Excellent business amenities, world-class cuisine and a leading spa and fitness centre all help explain why The Saxon The Saxon has been voted Africa’s Leading Boutique Hotel, Africa’s Leading Suite and South Africa’s Leading Boutique Hotel at the World Travel Awards Africa and Indian Ocean gala ceremony.

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