Foxon appointed Executive Chef of the Saxon Hotel | New
The Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa has confirmed that Chef Matthew Foxon will join the team as Executive Chef from May.
He will oversee the entire culinary journey to the hotel, bringing his passion for sustainability and his brand of classic cuisine with contemporary influences across all offerings.
His desire to become a chef stems from a very young age – as a second generation chef he grew up in the kitchen.
He has a great passion for sustainable catering, attaching great importance to fresh products and respecting the ingredients.
His solid culinary background began at the International Hotel School in Johannesburg in 2003, where he obtained a two-year post-graduate degree in professional cooking.
Following this training, he earned his stripes in luxury hotels across South Africa, including the Michelangelo and the Sheraton Pretoria Hotel.
In 2017, Foxon returned to South Africa, being appointed Executive Chef at age 54 in Bath, Johannesburg.
He said: âI am delighted to bring my ethic of sustainability and respect for products to the Saxon Hotel, working with the Kitchen Brigade to ensure that the famous Saxon Food Journey continues to provide guests with l ‘culinary experience they expect. â
Foxon joins the Saxon team just before the hotel reopens.
The inimitable Saxon Journey will be somewhat different with the new safety initiatives introduced, but the Saxon will continue to deliver the warm South African hospitality that customers have come to expect.
Saxon Managing Director George Cohen said, âChief Matthew joins us as we embark on a new journey to the Saxon.
âHe is a multi-talented chef with experience in hotels and restaurants both locally and internationally.
“The team and I look forward to the highest heights that the Saxon culinary journey will reach under his leadership.”