Sandton Sun has a new top toque in the kitchen: Chef Gerard Vingerling. This iconic hotel is located on the Tsogo Sun Sandton Mile in the heart of the Sandton Business district and is home to the San Restaurant and Deck which is renowned for fine dining offset by an exceptional wine list.
Tsogo Sun has been fortunate enough to have Gerard Vingerling in its employ since 2009. Chef Gerard, who qualified at Wits Hotel School in 1994, has amassed a wealth of experience within the hospitality industry, drawn from tenures at many upmarket hotels including 54 on Bath and most recently The Palazzo Hotel at Montecasino.
He was the Executive Chef when Southern Sun Montecasino opened, and again in 2012 at 54 On Bath – tenures which he considers among his greatest achievements to date. In August of 2014, he moved to The Palazzo, where he remained the Executive Chef until July 2017 when he moved across to Sandton Sun.
Chef Gerhard is now Complex Executive Chef for three of the four Tsogo Sun Sandton Mile properties: Sandton Sun, InterContinental Johannesburg Sandton Towers and Sandton Convention Centre. When asked to comment on his most recent move, the proud chef expressed his gratitude to the management of Tsogo Sun, his current and previous kitchen teams, and guests at the Chefs Table at Sandton Sun.
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