Stephen Hickmore interviews hospitality industry personalities Chefs, Restaurateurs, Celebrities, Foodies and Hoteliers.
He also gets to grips with various “burning issues” as well as great career advice.
The South African hospitality scene is vibrant, a melting pot for talent and trend setters. Entrepreneur, fourth generation hotelier, writer and general over communicator Stephen chats for 5 minutes to influencers and trend setters. "Catching them at work for a quick 5 minutes of Chat, brings a certain energy that is contagious" says Stephen A.K.A The SilverFox
Nick is an experienced hotelier and educator. He is an innovator in the hospitality education space. Nick speaks to the SilverFox about the expectations of future hoteliers and chefs and how he sees the future of Hotel schools. Yep, again it’s more than 5 minutes. Hotels and hospitality are fast changing businesses that require life skills as well as technical ability to run. Do hoteliers need degrees? Are they in demand in other industries? Are there enough jobs to sustain the amount of graduates? Are millennials interested in a career that is as demanding of time as hospitality? What about industry and food trends?
5 minutes with Tania Malan, General Manager of African Pride Melrose Arch, Autograph Collection. What does it take to keep up with hotel trends and maintain a unique offering? African Pride Melrose Arch is over 15 years old and still leads in hotel design, food and beverage and service
I thought I would publish the second section of my chat with John Aritho the General Manager of the Beverly Hills Hotel in Umhlanga. We had over 200 listens to the last section !!! I know I am already breaking my 5 minute rule but................ I so enjoyed our chat we ran overtime. We talk about the industry, millennial's and a new era of hotel keeping.