De Hoek appoints new Executive Chef

Jacques Swart, Executive Chef at De Hoek.

De Hoek Country Hotel in Magaliesburg has appointed Jacques Swart as its new Executive Chef

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. He believes in keeping the end product simple and flavourful using both traditional and modern methods of cooking.

Born and schooled in Klerksdorp, Swart 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. He has also competed and won medal and acclaim in various international competitions including the World Culinary Olympics in Germany and the Dubai Culinary Championships, being part of the South African Culinary team.

Jacques joins the operations team at De Hoek, led by General Manager Gavin Ferreira with new culinary offerings planned in 2018 including Gourmet Weekends and Fine Food and Wine Dinners.