Cape Town - Cape
Town-born Lindsay Venn, former Executive Chef now turned Food and Beverage
Manager at Tsogo Sun’s Southern Sun The Cullinan hotel has been asked to take
charge of the kitchen for Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka in the upcoming Tour
am humbled and very honoured to be asked to cook for Team Dimension Data,
particularly as they compete in one of the most prestigious and challenging
cycling races in the world,” says Venn.
represented Tsogo Sun in various food shows all over the world, Venn also has
extensive experience in cooking for professional sportsmen of all disciplines.
He has cooked for the likes of the Springboks, Manchester United and Tottenham
Hotspurs, but says that this experience will be a highlight for him.
used to watch the Tour de France as a kid, and now I get to play a part in
contributing towards the team. It’s a phenomenal opportunity and I can’t wait
to roll up my sleeves and get cooking.”
will be travelling with the team for the duration of the Tour de France and
will be taking care of all their culinary needs. He believes that providing
correctly balanced nutrition is the key ingredient for fueling the team every
day, and will be working closely with the team’s nutritionist and doctor.
Always trying new dishes and experimenting with flavour combinations, Venn
plans to create unique dishes for the riders whilst still maintaining the
nutritional value needed to sustain them throughout the race.
on his chef’s jacket, taking a crash course in French and representing Tsogo
Sun on the international front once again, Venn is set to take on this next
challenge in his already established career.
are very proud of Lindsay’s selection. Tsogo Sun has always recognised the
tremendous value and appreciation of sport, and we have long embraced the
opportunity to be an integral part of it. We wish both Lindsay and Team
Dimension Data every success for the 2016 Tour de France,” said John van
Rooyen, Tsogo Sun’s Operations Director for the Cape Region.