Chef Khulekani Ronny Mathenjwa is a local in the area having grown up Hluhluwe KwaMduku Area.
He was privileged enough to do his chefs training with &Beyond in the Phinda in March 2009. Khule explains how it was an intensive 6 month training course and he was lucky enough to start working at &Beyond Mountain lodge as a Junior sous chef. From there he worked at various lodges for a period of eight and a half years, harnessing his skills and working his way up to head chef, before deciding to join our fantastic team at Leopard Mountain.
“At Leopard Mountain I am able to be creative, there is nothing more that I enjoy than coming up with new and exciting dishes in the kitchen. Creating new dishes keeps me on my toes and helps me and my team grow and become better chefs. I also enjoy coming up with new curry’s bursting with flavor as well as coming up with new ideas on pastries.” Says Chef Kuhle.
For him there is no better feeling in the world then getting feedback from our guests about how marvelous the food is. He loves working at Leopard Mountain and believes that we are all like family here which makes us a very strong team! “One of life’s pleasures is to work in a happy team and the Chef team here at Leopard Mountain is great. I hope that I can help my team here grow and that everyone, guests included, will benefit from my stay at Leopard Mountain.” Chef Kuhle
A lodge like Leopard Mountain, although famous for its wildlife and luxury accommodation, is about far more than just that.
The gastronomical culinary experience, which awaits every guest at Leopard Mountain, is thanks to the amazing efforts of our team behind the scenes like Chef Kuhle and we are so proud to have staff like him working for us!