The Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa has confirmed chef Matthew Foxon will join the team as executive chef from May.
his desire to become a chef stems from a very young age – as a second-generation chef he grew up in the kitchen.
He has a great passion for sustainable dining, placing significant importance on fresh produce and respecting the ingredients.
In 2017, Foxon returned to South Africa, being appointed the executive chef at 54 on Bath in Johannesburg.
He said: “I am excited to bring my ethos of sustainability and respect for the produce to the Saxon Hotel, working with the kitchen brigade to ensure that the renowned Saxon dining journey continue to offer guests the dining experience they have come to expect.”
The inimitable Saxon Journey will be somewhat different with the new safety initiatives introduced, but the Saxon will continue to offer the warm South African hospitality that guests have come to expect.
Saxon managing director, George Cohen, noted: “Chef Matthew joins us as we embark on a new journey at the Saxon.
“He is a multi-talented chef with experience in hotels and restaurants both locally and internationally.