Hilton Durban Appoints Cleanthis Govender As Executive Chef
DURBAN, South Africa - Hilton Durban announced the appointment of Cleanthis Govender as executive chef. He will be overseeing all of the hotel's food and beverage operations including Rainbow Terrace restaurant, Coral Lounge, Queeni's Shebeen, banquet kitchens and in-room dining kitchen.
Markus Fritz, general manager, Hilton Durban, said, “We are excited to see what Cleanthis can bring to our culinary team. His versatility and passion for food will undoubtedly reflect positively on his peers and his extensive experience throughout Southern Africa will provide new twists and innovation to our food offering.”
Govender brings more than a decade of local and international experience to his new role at Hilton Durban. In his former role as executive chef at Coastlands Musgrave Hotel, he was responsible for all food outlets, including banqueting and room service. “I love working with different ingredients that create new and exciting dishes. Cooking is about creating an experience and I hope that my new flavors and approach will create memorable moments for all our guests,” says Cleanthis Govender.
Prior to Coastlands Musgrave, Govender’s experience has taken him throughout South Africa and his earlier days to the Ritz Carlton International – Dubai – U.A.E. His impressive career includes working at five-star hotels and restaurants around South Africa.
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