Tsogo Sun Sandton Mile Introduces New Chef

Gerard Vingerling Joins Sandton Sun as Executive Chef

Gerard VingerlingSandton Sun has a new top toque in the kitchen: Chef Gerard Vingerling. This iconic hotel is located on the Tsogo Sun Sandton Mile in the heart of the Sandton Business district and is home to the San Restaurant and Deck which is renowned for fine dining offset by an exceptional wine list.

Tsogo Sun has been fortunate enough to have Gerard Vingerling in its employ since 2009. Chef Gerard, who qualified at Wits Hotel School in 1994, has amassed a wealth of experience within the hospitality industry, drawn from tenures at many upmarket hotels including 54 on Bath and most recently The Palazzo Hotel at Montecasino.

He was the Executive Chef when Southern Sun Montecasino opened, and again in 2012 at 54 On Bath - tenures which he considers among his greatest achievements to date. In August of 2014, he moved to The Palazzo, where he remained the Executive Chef until July 2017 when he moved across to Sandton Sun.

Chef Gerhard is now Complex Executive Chef for three of the four Tsogo Sun Sandton Mile properties: Sandton Sun, InterContinental Johannesburg Sandton Towers and Sandton Convention Centre. When asked to comment on his most recent move, the proud chef expressed his gratitude to the management of Tsogo Sun, his current and previous kitchen teams, and guests at the Chefs Table at Sandton Sun.

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About Tsogo Sun Sandton Mile
The Tsogo Sun Sandton Mile is the richest square mile on the African continent and home to four flagship Tsogo Sun properties: Sandton Convention Centre, Sandton Sun, InterContinental Johannesburg Sandton Towers and Garden Court Sandton City. These four Tsogo Sun properties meet the needs of every segment of the market with fine dining restaurants and over 1000 Tsogo Sun hotel rooms available between the hotels, and unlimited potential in over 22 000m² of state-of-the-art meeting, exhibition and special event space at the seven storey Sandton Convention Centre.

The Sandton Mile is located in the heart of Sandton's hotel, business and entertainment district and offers easy access to more than 5 000 hotel rooms (ranging from economy to deluxe), is adjacent to some of the country's premium shopping and entertainment complexes (Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square), which provides 10 600 secure parking bays. The Sandton Mile's central position provides easy access to Johannesburg International Airport, Gautrain rapid rail and the Sandton CBD.

Sandton Convention Centre offers unlimited potential with over 22 000m² of state-of-the-art meeting, exhibition and special event space. Purpose-built to international standards, the convention centre is able to host meetings, conferences, exhibitions and special events of virtually any size and nature. It offers some of the most advanced technology available for convention and exhibition centres anywhere in the world. Multiple events can be staged simultaneously on four main levels, and 10 000 visitors can be accommodated at any one time. A team of highly trained staff is on hand to provide support services.

The Sandton Mile is managed by Tsogo Sun, the leading hotels, gaming and entertainment company in South Africa, providing a vast variety of hospitality and exciting entertainment and leisure experiences. Combining an established heritage with a professional and energised approach, the group proudly encompasses 14 casinos and over 90 hotels in South Africa, Africa, Abu Dhabi and Seychelles.