Hilton Sandton Team Members Fly the Flag High For South Africa


Four Hilton Sandton team members flew the Hilton Sandton and South African flags high at the  Hilton Worldwide Food Beverage (F&B) Masters contest for the hotel group’ Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region. Team Hilton Sandton placed second in the competition, out of over 300 properties in the EMEA region that were eligible to enter.

The Hilton Worldwide Food Beverage (F&B) Masters contest pushes team members from all over the region to be innovative and stretch their creativity and technical skills. They go through a series of challenges showcasing their culinary flair and ability to hold their own under pressure.

Over and above their original recipes, participants are given a mystery black-box of ingredients to incorporate into their dishes. The participants are judged on concept, technical skills, taste and presentation.

Team members Neil Olverman, Peter Ye, Nthebe Mothibi and Mache Sansovini made up the Hilton Sandton team among five other properties that made it to the finals. Their culinary flair, creativity and team work led them to the finals.

“We are very proud of the success of our team members! The F&B Masters profiles the crème de la crème of Hilton Worldwide’s talent across the region and being finalists is a welcome feather in our cap at Hilton Sandton. This intensive contest encourages team members to push their boundaries and think outside the box on bettering Hilton Worldwide’s food and beverage experience,” says Gert Venter, hotel manager at Hilton Sandton.

The finals for this fourth instalment of Hilton Worldwide’s F&B Masters competition were held at Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center, in Instanbul, Turkey on the 19th of February 2015. Chefs, mixologists and service team members from the EMEA region gathered to compete for the coveted title of F&B Master.