Success of the pop-up restaurant at the Swiss Hotel School


The food is sublime and the service excellent at a pop-up restaurant that third-year culinary and hospitality students started at the Swiss Hotel School.

The restaurant is an annual tradition and runs until October 31 at Turaco House, 33-35 Bond Street in Ferndale.

A toasted marshmallow milkshake is served. Photo: Nicolas Zaal

It’s a bistro theme this year and guests enjoyed a variety of dishes including arancini con scampi, flambéed trout, mushroom and spinach gnocchi, biltong halloumi salad and New York cheesecake, among others.

Drinks were also a hit with an extensive selection of wines, cocktails and creative milkshakes.

Jenna Gates serves a raspberry and white chocolate mousse. Photo: Nicolas Zaal

“The menu is interesting and there is something for everyone,” said chef Daniela Brandao. Randburg Sun.

“We always get fresh ingredients and serve fresh food that we know people will enjoy.”

The restaurant’s general manager, Brandan Durkan, said local businesses and residents have been very supportive.

“It’s an annual event and we always have repeat customers,” the student said.

Mushroom and spinach gnocchi are served. Photo: Nicolas Zaal

The director of the hotel school, Kuno Tschumi, congratulated the future hoteliers and chefs for a successful project.

“Every year it’s a challenge for students to start with the basics, work out the details and do their own planning, financial control, marketing and staff organization,” he said.

Food is served. Photo: Nicolas Zaal

“This year, it was particularly difficult because of the Covid-19. They could only finish planning in July instead of May as they usually do. “Fingers crossed the restaurant will be successful for the rest of the period.

The student chefs of the Swiss Hotel School are proud of the cuisine served at the pop-up restaurant. Photo: Nicolas Zaal

For reservations, send an email to [email protected] or call 011 789 9934/5/6.


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