Authentically South African but with a truly global appeal, Sun City continues to be one of the most exciting and innovative conferencing destinations for local and international companies. Appealing to the diversity of guests who visit the resort requires innovation and creativity – especially when it comes to food.
The new tasting menus reflect Sun City’s global clientele, offering guests the chance to sample the flavours from around the world. Companies can choose from several tasting menus featuring dishes from different countries, allowing them to customise the culinary experience with the conference experience for their delegates. Gone are the traditional buffets that are typically available at conferences.
“We want our guests to experience authentic African hospitality and cuisine but we also want them to taste the world,” says Chef Willie Mcotoyi, the Executive Chef of the Sun City Convention Centre and mastermind behind Sun City’s new conferencing food concept.
“Cooking Unites” is this dynamic chef’s rallying call. He explains that he is committed to sharing the knowledge he has gained over the years through teaching and mentoring all those who want to learn. “I am a firm believer that through cooking, all cultures can be united, hence my rallying motto.” When seeing what is on offer on Chef Willie’s all-new taste menus, it is evident that he lives his motto every day.
From Asian and South African to Indian or Mexican cuisine, Chef Willie and his team have done the due diligence to ensure the authenticity of every dish. It does not get more authentic (but with a twist) than the “Taste of South Africa” option. Chef Willie explains that this theme is more about “Braai-ing” and live cooking stations.
Menu tastings are conducted in the resort’s bespoke venue called the Show Lab, where clients are provided with different options to assist them in making their choices. The first taste menus were introduced during February this year as the team decided to integrate them slowly.
When asked how the menus have been received, a prideful Chef Willie tells of a regular corporate client who recently selected the “Taste of Mexico” menu. “It was well received and enjoyed as it was in line with their themed function.”
For more information on conferencing at Sun City or to book a conference call them on +27 14 557 1000.