WCCR's new Chef

Mar 20, 2019

For more than 30 years, Chef Garth Shnier has been the maestro behind many fantastic dishes experienced in some of the best restaurant and hotels in South Africa. Now, the talented chef heads up the kitchen at the Windhoek Country Club and Resort in Namibia.

Shnier graduated from the Southern Sun In-House Training Programme, and worked in most of the group’s five start units. Eager to further his studies, he spent some time overseas, including the Arabella Grand in Frankfurt Germany, where he worked under the tutelage of Meister Koch Heinz Imhoff.

His travels took him to La Horizon, Jersey, and the Grand Roche before returning to South Africa. He has worked in some of the country’s most exclusive luxury hotels, including The Michelangelo Hotel in Sandton when it first opened its doors.

He is passionate about developing restaurant concepts and is an enthusiastic mentor. He has also designed kitchens and opened hotels that are now some of the most renowned venues in South Africa. Taking his gourmet experience to another level, he opened his own culinary consultancy in 2005 which serviced big brands and well known venues in South Africa and Swaziland.

Shnier brings global expertise to the Windhoek Country Club and Resort, and while he isn’t revealing much, there is a revamp to the Food and Beverage offering in progress.

Shnier’s passion isn’t just confined to creating fantastic gourmet fare: he is also a man who is determined to teach others and help them to raise their skills in the kitchen. He has intimated that being involved with training has been a great privilege for him.

“I believe strongly in the mentorship of young chefs. My vision is to pass on my knowledge and to guide and assist the team at Windhoek Country Club to develop its potential and to ensure that Windhoek Country Club becomes a preferred employer,” says Shnier.

This culinary Olympian has led the South African National Culinary team to several gold and silver medals. His expertise has been so highly regarded that he was even appointed the Culinary Guidelines Committee of the World Association of Chefs Societies, a prestigious international body that sets the rules over all WACS-accredited competitions and their judges.

We are excited to have Chef Garth as part of the Legacy team! Explore the WCCR here: lstyl.com/x0582P

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