FIK­ILE MTHALANE,

RESTAU­RANT MAN­AGER

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What does your job en­tail? I’m re­spon­si­ble for ev­ery as­pect of the hir­ing process for all em­ploy­ees, in­clud­ing in­ter­view­ing and train­ing. I also over­see all the restau­rant op­er­a­tions, in­clud­ing food prepa­ra­tion and qual­ity as­sur­ance, ser­vice and cus­tomer sat­is­fac­tion.

Why did you de­cide on this ca­reer path? If you en­joy host­ing par­ties or bring­ing peo­ple to­gether for a good time, then you’ll en­joy be­ing a restau­rant man­ager. Work­ing with dif­fer­ent peo­ple and giv­ing my best ev­ery day to put a smile on cus­tomers’ faces is price­less.

Where do you see your­self in five years’ time? I in­tend to have a won­der­ful ca­reer at Tsogo Sun with my team. When the time comes, I hope to as­sume a lead­er­ship role as a Food & Bev­er­ages Man­ager, to ease some of the present one’s in­tense work­load.

What’s your dream hol­i­day des­ti­na­tion? Paris or Lon­don.

What’s your go-to out­fit when trav­el­ling? For sum­mer in Paris, I’d wear cock­tail dresses, pants and ca­sual items.

What’s your sum­mer wardrobe sta­ple? Light-coloured dresses, skirts, biki­nis, hats, sun­glasses, jeans and scarves, with match­ing fleece bags.

What would you be do­ing if you weren’t in this in­dus­try? Fin­ish­ing my de­gree in tech­nol­ogy. At present, I only hold a cer­tifi­cate in it.

Fik­ile wears a dress, R3 499, For­ever New. San­dals, R1 199, Aldo

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