Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Swartberg Hotel’s Fabulous Food Award

Every year the AA Travel Guides and American Express acknowledge the top 2% of accommodation establishments in South Africa. This year the 15th annual AA Travel Guides American Express Accommodation Awards were presented at the Tourism Indaba in Durban. In recent years the Swartberg Hotel has represented Prince Albert in these awards.

This year, in addition to being selected as a finalist in the category: “Small Hotel/Inn”, the Swartberg Hotel also won a “Fabulous Food Award”. This award was presented in recognition of the newly established Food Store and Bakery at the Hotel. During November 2007 Andrea Koch, daughter of Anobé Badenhorst, joined the staff of the Swartberg Hotel. This ex-IT professional from Johannesburg soon developed a passion for baking and the mother-and-daughter team developed a new bakery at the Hotel
Andrea en haar span voorsien die Koffiewinkel daagliks van heerlike fyngebak. Een happie van die fantastiese kaaskoek was genoeg om die AA-assessor te oortuig om die “Fabulous Food Award” aan die Hotel toe te ken!

Die toekenning het die Bestuur geïnspireer om alle aspekte van spyseniering van die Hotel verder te verbeter, en in Mei is die Hotelspan versterk deur die aanstelling van die uiters bekwame Orscilla Hitchcock.

The Food Store now offers artisan breads, pastries and confectionary, as well as prepared frozen meals to take home. Plans for the expansion of the food store are well under way, and soon a wide variety of delicacies will be available. In addition to this, an exciting new menu for the Coffee Shop will be launched during October 2008.

Die Swartberg Hotel is met reg trots op die prestasie, en steef daarna om Prince Albert se naam in die toekoms selfs nog hoër te hou!

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