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Karula kitchen grows

Kapama River Lodge Lounge

In the photo: Left to right: Pastry Chef, Thembi Malungane and Executive Chef, Nhlonishwa Mchunu

Nhlonishwa Mchunu is the new executive chef at Kapama Karula. With almost seven years of experience in the kitchen, food is life for Nhlonishwa - and at Karula, he lives his passion for preparing fine cuisine.

“Working as a chef, I have come to love the challenges involved in educating myself to create interesting and exciting food of a high quality. My personal belief is that this can only be obtained through a focus on achieving a balance of flavours, textures, colours and artistic expression; through presentation and cooking with an intimate knowledge of the ingredients that make up a dish.”

Nhlonishwa says his philosophy is simple: “To use food as a medium to create simple yet excellent dishes that educate, challenge and satisfy the senses, concentrating on freshness, health and wellness.”

Another accolade in the Karula kitchen is the appointment of Thembi Malungane as pastry chef.

Thembi is a tremendous asset to Karula and always happily accepts challenges, while also living out his passion and growing his creativity. His desserts are legendary, and definitely not to be missed.

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