Bevan has already spent a short time at the Five Star Cape Grace Hotel in 2014. This time he is going for three months in order to learn some more advanced culinary skills and how to work as part of a large team. So far in St Helena, we have nothing comparable to this so the Cape Grace experience is going to be crucial to Bevan's development. The hotel is right on the Cape Town waterfront and enjoys not only an international clientele but many locals use the hotel as a regular dining venue. It is always busy and there is always something happening!
Debbie's role on St Helena is House Manager at Plantation House which is home to the Governor of the Island.
Debbie's training at the Lismoyne Hotel in Fleet is based on honing her management skills with a focus on events such as organising weddings, meetings and parties. The training will also have a hefty chunk of commercial reality as running Plantation House doesn't (currently) involve profit or charging money for services!
The Five Star 12 Apostles Hotel and Spa is situated a little way outside Cape Town in order to take advantage of the Staggeringly beautiful scenery. The Hotel is part of the world renowned Red Carnation Group who have won countless awards for their hotels, food, service and staff.
Jackie is working her way around each of the Hotel's departments with a focus on gaining experience in management and operational standards at the five star levels. Its a different world from running the Hotel operations on the RMS St Helena which is Jackie's current job. Jackie is keen to be able to continue her career in hospitality on St Helena once her time with the RMS is over and this time at the 12 Apostles will give her the commercial experience. So far Jackie has experienced fine dining, a trip in a helicopter and setting up a romantic table so a guest can propose!