After joining Gold Reef City’s Back O’ The Moon restaurant a year ago as executive chef, Preshanthan has been promoted to the position of Complex Executive Chef of Gold Reef City. His new role is to ensure that the vision for simple but interesting food filters across all of the establishments at Gold Reef City. “My mission is to listen to my customers and execute with finesse and perfection, thus being ahead at all times,” he says.

With positions at Grandwest, Moyo Melrose Arch, Royal Mnandi, Emperors Palace, Ushaka Marine World, Three Cities and Coastlands, Preshanthan has had a well-rounded career in the hospitality industry. Supervising all outlets under the Gold Reef City umbrella, Preshanthan wants to empower his teams to think out the box and expects them to be accountable for every dish they prepare, “By doing so, we will exceed our guest’s expectations and keep it interesting until their next visit to Gold Reef City.”

Preshanthan constantly advises his teams to cook with passion and with their hearts and to keep one thing in mind, “As a chef you are only as good as your last meal.”

Preshanthan eagerly awaited the official re-launch of Gold Reef City, which he believes will now become a popular entertainment spot for Jo’burg. “It’s not just a Theme Park or a casino anymore. It’s a holistic offering that includes eateries, family entertainment, shows, cinemas and so much more. This will be THE place to be seen at and what more could a chef ask for.”