There’s a new head chef in town at AtholPlace

Described as “a home away from home”, award-winning boutique hotel AtholPlace Hotel & Villa is a Johannesburg destination highlight for many a reason. The latest of which is new Head Chef Omar Koenen, who joined owners Morukuru Family in February.

Hailing from the Netherlands and boasting a passion for food ignited in his teens, the 25-year-old is something of a maverick, with an innate ability to communicate through food.

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Prior to his move to South Africa in 2015, the young chef, who has Indonesian roots, trained at various Bib…
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There’s a new head chef in town at AtholPlace

Q&A with AtholPlace Executive Chef Willie Malherbe

AtholPlace Restaurant is located within the elegant, boutique-styled AtholPlace Hotel & Villa in Sandton. Known for its creativity in food preparation, the restaurant – which extends out onto a beautiful terrace overlooking the manicured lawn and sparkling hotel pool – has fast-established a reputation of being one of the best eateries in the city.

The restaurant is about to launch a new winter menu that promises to continue titillating the taste buds of its discerning clientele. Sawubona caught up with the restaurant’s Executive Chef Willie Malherbe to chat about the ins and outs of the new menu.

When are you launching your winter menu?

In…
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Q&A with AtholPlace Executive Chef Willie Malherbe