Jacques Swart

Jacques Swart

Head Chef at De Hoek Country Hotel
Lives in Magaliesburg, South Africa
over 6 months ago

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I am an experienced chef within the hospitality industry- always ready for a good challenge. Skillful in cooking/administrative duties/ business acumen / management and people skills. Strong in operations pushing myself and the team to be the best we can be, always striving for perfection.


  • Head Chef

    De Hoek Country Hotel - Magaliesburg, South Africa

    F&B kitchen
    November 2017 - Now · 1 year and 3 months

  • Restaurant Chef

    Four Seasons - Johannesburg, South Africa

    F&B kitchen
    September 2014 - November 2017 · 3 years and 3 months

  • In flight chef

    Etihad Airways - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    F&B other
    February 2013 - September 2014 · 1 year and 8 months

  • Head Chef

    Calico and Cream Catering - Johannesburg, South Africa

    F&B other
    March 2012 - January 2013 · 12 months

  • Jnr Sous chef

    Destiny Cuisine catering - Johannesburg, South Africa

    F&B kitchen
    July 2011 - March 2012 · 9 months

    5 star outside catering company. Catering high end food from 10 to 1000 pax

  • Chef

    Culinary Team South Africa - Johannesburg, South Africa

    F&B kitchen
    May 2011 - August 2014 · 3 years and 4 months

  • Demi chef De partie

    The Michelangelo Hotel, Legacy group - Johannesburg, South Africa

    F&B kitchen
    January 2009 - July 2011 · 2 years and 7 months

    Running of various sections within the kitchen. Assisting exec chef in recipe testing. Stock take duties. Ordering and requiritioning duties.


  • Diploma in professional cookery

    Damelin College - Klerksdorp, South Africa

    January 2007 - July 2009

    Qualified top of my class with destinations. 6 months practical at The Michelangelo Hotel in Sandon, Johannesburg in 2009.


  • Afrikaans
    Professional working
  • English
    Professional working


  • Banqueting
  • Computer skill
  • Cooking
  • Culinary skills
  • Fine dining
  • Food and beverage kitchen
  • Food cost management
  • Kitchen Management
  • Menu design
  • Menu development
  • Plating technique
  • Recipe development


  • Instagram page

    See my food creations on my Instagram page.

  • CV 2019

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