Chef Trevor Boyd, previously of The Michelangelo Hotel, has been appointed as general manager: food and beverage for the City Lodge Hotel Group.

Lindiwe Sangweni-Siddo, chief operating officer at City Lodge Hotel Group, says, “The City Lodge Hotel group has had an enormous amount of success in its culinary journey to date which has contributed towards excellent guest feedback and superb revenue growth. During the past two years, including the challenging Covid-19 period, we have immersed ourselves in listening and reacting to the evolving wants and needs of our guests.”

“In order to embrace the changing traveller and hone our competitive edge, we have taken the strategic move towards creatively and cleverly enhancing our food and beverage offerings across all brands of the group. Trevor is an enthusiastic, experienced, and talented chef with immense energy and a contagious smile and we look forward to embarking on our new food and beverage journey with him at the helm.”

Trevor’s culinary career has seen him at the helm of Carnival City, Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa, Sheraton Hotel Pretoria, and Mount Grace Hotel’s kitchens, as well as a stint as senior sous chef at the Mount Nelson Hotel. He joined the Michelangelo Hotel in 2015, overseeing all aspects of the kitchen including the hotel’s fine dining restaurant, Piccolo Mondo, which sadly closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The chef has also been a member of Culinary Team South Africa, which competed in the IKA Culinary Olympics in 2004 and 2008, where the team achieved a gold medal in the Restaurant of Nations. In 2016, Trevor once again joined Culinary Team South Africa at the IKA Culinary Olympics in Erfurt winning a bronze medal. This led to Trevor’s appointment as team manager, training the young chefs for the IKA Culinary Olympics 2020 in Stuttgart, Germany, at which they achieved three bronze medals. In 2019, Trevor was inducted into the Academy of Chefs, an elite fellowship within the SA Chefs Association that acknowledges achievements and aims at development and succession within the industry.