We announced earlier this month that Linda Coltart our extraordinary general manager of 16 years will be saying goodbye to us in the middle of June.
Linda is leaving big shoes to fill. We have decided to transform roles and promote within—and together as a family we’ll step forward in these new shoes and into the future of hospitality management.
We caught up with three of our team to talk about their new roles.
Roger Boonzaaier, Hotel Manager
Roger describes himself as ‘dependable, impulsive, and pragmatic’. He knows the hotel like the back of his hand. After all, he’s spent18 years working in all of the departments, ‘except the kitchen’. Contact him on: firstname.lastname@example.org
In your opinion what experiences in Franschhoek are not-to-be-missed?
Neil’s Charcuterie & Wine Tasting; the Franschhoek Motor Museum; a fynbos walk with Rob Armstrong and Mandela’s home at Victor Verster Prison.
What is the strangest request you have had from a guest?
There was once a young boy, who kept snails he found in the garden as pets in small boxes—which we had to supply.
Eleanor Kerwan, Culinary Manager
Eleanor loves food: from when she was a little girl, eating ‘plumes, acon & bacon’ as she used to call her breakfast, to working in the restaurant and hospitality trade since qualifying. She has been a part of the team for 13 years. Contact her on: email@example.com
What do you love about working at LQF?
Mutual respect, team work and it’s loads of fun!
What cocktail would you recommended in the Lounge Bar?
I love the Franschhoek Fruit Cup, it’s refreshingly delicious!
Louise du Valle, Reservations Manager
Louise describes herself as ‘friendly, considerate and determined’. She has over a decade of hospitality experience (both local and international) and has worked at LQF for three and a half years. Contact her on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Can you share your favourite guest memory?
I once took a honeymoon couple on an extraordinary experience to the Mandela House at Victor Verster. The couple didn’t know what to expect and were truly moved by the experience.
Which is your favourite room and why?
I feel a lot of warmth from Room 4. I love the secret garden, where you can escape and just be…