Archive | November, 2013

Guest Chef at Zanzibar Gourmet Dinner Event

Onsea House & Machweo Fine Dining Chef-Manager Axel Janssens will star on Wednesday 6 November as one of the 3 guest chefs during an exclusive Zanzibar Gourmet Dinner Event at The Rock Restaurant in Zanzibar on the Michamwi Pingwe pensinsula.

Together with Essque Zalu Culinary Director and Executive Chef Jussi Husa and Spice Island Hotel & Resort Chef Jonas Plangger taking care of starters and dessert, Axel will prepare the 3 main courses in a 9 course tasting menu with wines for each course paired by a guest sommelier.

The profit from the US$ 105 pp dinner will be used to produce a seasonal chart for Zanzibar vegetable & fruit production that will be distributed to chefs and purchasers on the island, supported by UWAMWIMA, an association of fruit and vegetable farmers in Zanzibar and Sustainable East Africa, an NGO sharing sustainable solutions.

Together with the best restaurants and their top chefs in Zanzibar and visiting friends from overseas gourmet temples, chef Axel aims to share experiences and get new inspirations to keep at the forefront of culinary excellence in Tanzania.

African First Aid Course qualified staff

Last week, five of our staff members attended an African First Aid Course, recognized by the Belgian Red Cross Society. Injuries, diseases and sudden illnesses happen all too often and we realized the need for some of our staff to be trained professionally as the right kind of help at the right time can improve conditions and save lives. IBES (Institute for Business, Entrepreneurship and Social Pedagogical Studies) recognizes that conditions are different in different continents and therefore they developed a first aid learning book written by specialist throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. After 5 days of learning and training, all of our participating staff received their certificate and First Aid Pass and we are as proud as they are. Marion Hasselaar, the Founder and Director of IBES, awarded the certificate to our staff.

African First Aid Course