The 4th of September has become known as Eat-an-extra-dessert day, and we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than with a choice of some of the most delightful desserts on our hotel’s menus.
And, having just celebrated Women’s Month, we’ve decided to share three mouth-watering options from some of our finest female chefs.
White chocolate and berry parfait by Meloné Erasmus, Pastry Chef, Intercontinental Johannesburg OR Tambo
Chef Meloné started her training with Southern Sun in 2004 as one of the first students to complete the National FPC04 Professional Cookery Diploma, Theta, through Tsogo Sun. She has worked at various hotels and lodges in South Africa, with 12 years at Tsogo Sun. Her passion? Creating mindblowing desserts and teaching other chefs to do what she does best.
Ruby chocolate ganache by Phumzile Skosana, Pastry Sous Chef, Level Four, 54 on Bath
Chef Phumzile matriculated from Dominican Convent School in Johannesburg, and after three years of studies and administrative work, she found her niche in the culinary industry in 2009. Phumzile obtained her Southern Sun Professional Cookery Certificate and joined Southern Sun Hyde Park as a Commis Chef. In 2016 she moved to Palazzo and a year later to 54 on Bath, where she was promoted to Pastry Sous Chef in 2017. Her favourite ingredient to cook with is chocolate.
Goats cheese panna cotta by Beverly Bogatsu, Pastry Chef, Sandton Sun
Chef Beverly, who grew up in Rustenburg, fell in love with the culinary world by default when she was too late to register for her dream course in interior design in Pretoria. Instead she opted for national diplomas in Food & Beverage and Professional Cooking at Tshwane North College – and hasn’t looked back. She spent five years working in the UAE, and the past five years at Tsogo Sun hotels in Johannesburg.
So, for Eat-an-extra-dessert day this year, what will you be going back for a second helping of?