Category Archives: social media

Zest Restaurant in Sea Point loses its zest! Why I resigned!


This weekend my resignation from Zest in July has made news in the Restaurant industry.

To date I have not written about how disrespectfully I was treated by Zest, hoping that some degree of decency would prevail by its so-called ‘owner and operator’ Chef Pavel Dimitrov. I referred the matter to the CCMA, as I have not been paid outstanding compensation, and in the proceedings I was treated with the utmost disrespect by the labour relations consultancy representing Zest.

I have decided that the time is right to tell my story, and that of abused Zest staff too!

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Fine dining Restaurants blackmailed via scam Google reviews!


Fine Dining Lovers has reported that scammers based in India are blackmailing American Fine Dining restaurants to remove negative reviews which they have posted without ever having eaten there, in exchange for payment.

The publication quotes the New York Times that Top Restaurants are being awarded 1 out of 5 star reviews on Google, without photographs or a description, and the review writers never having eaten at the establishments. Continue reading →

Corona Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 180 of Level 1, 29 March 2022


Tuesday 29 March 2022, Day 180 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a gorgeous morning of rain, and a much cooler day at a wintry 17C, fabulous for writing, completing my Blogpost and posting for clients, for a combined Bakoven and Camps Bay walk, with litter to clean up along the way; and for being happy, healthy and free. 💙❤️ Continue reading →

Cape Town Tourism launches ‘Find your Freedom’ marketing campaign in London, New York, Berlin, and Cape Town!


Cape Town Tourism launched its most significant marketing campaign ever last night, the ‘Find your Freedom’ interactive immersive campaign launching simultaneously in Cape Town, Berlin, London and New York. The launch took place at the Zeitz MOCAA.

Intended to run until the end of the year, the ‘Find your Freedom’ campaign is aimed at Millennials, described as travellers who would prefer to be guided in a City than to buy and use a guide book. The traveller chooses the adventure, and finds his/her freedom.  Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 144 of Level 1, 21 February 2022.


Monday 21 February 2022, Day 144 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for an organized day, having two hours in which to plan my day, and getting admin duties done; for an interesting Workshop with 40 representatives of 20 sponsors of the Jive Cape Town Funny Festival, which was held at Zest this morning, both Zest and newkings boutique hotel being sponsors of the Festival from 6 June to 3 July, and ended off with a light lunch prepared by Zest chefs; for getting an error fixed made last week by Discovery Sea Point; for finding Kanéle Café inside Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 139 of Level 1, 16 February 2022


Wednesday 16 February 2022, Day 139 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a day that became increasingly better, starting with some rain and a rainbow, seen on Camps Bay Whats App Groups; for preparing for my Client Status meetings; for a brisk walk to the Theatre on the Bay to buy tickets; for assistance from Discovery Sea Point, to send through my eye test proof (not charmed when I received a message this afternoon that an error was made😱), to find Continue reading →

Chef Liam Tomlin admits his Local, La Cantina, and Mazza food projects are not working at Heritage Square!


After a big fanfare about taking over the former HQ on Shortmarket Street, adjacent to his Chefs Warehouse Pinchos and Winebar in the same building, and turning it into a Local market of mini restaurants,  an Italian restaurant La Cantina, and a Lebanese restaurant Mazza on the mezzanine level of the building in 2020, Chef Liam Tomlin has admitted defeat and walked away from all three restaurant projects, all in Heritage Square in town, he announced on his Social Media accounts last month! Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 57 of Level 1, 26 November 2021


Friday 26 November 2021, Day 57 of Level 1, #BlackFriday 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a day of extreme contrasts, waking up to the dreadful news of the UK putting us back on the Red List, with the rest of the world (or so it seems) banning flights from our country, the UK, Germany, and the USA bans hitting our tourism industry particularly hard, my clients and tourism players devastated today, but we’ve been through tough times before and we will survive; for a wonderful 7 hour continuous sleep, and then firing away with the work which needed to be done this morning; for the rain holding off when I was in town to attend a Brand talk hosted by Tania Olivier, meeting such lovely marketing girls sitting next to me, exchanging restaurant news, especially about Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 37 of Level 1, 6 November 2021


Saturday 6 November 2021, Day 37 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a mixed day of energy and of relaxation; for a cool day of 19C; for a light traffic drive to Harvest Culture Eaterie at Tyger Falls Waterfront for a Status meeting, served my favorite Dilmah Earl Grey tea with a slice of their newest Baked Cheesecake cake addition, so beautifully presented; for getting a Business Card designed at Wizardz in the Waterfront, using a special, realizing that for what I do I need a card, mine being at least 3 years out of date; for a shock discovery of the sign of the times that CNA and the Post Office have closed down in the Waterfront, although the post boxes are Continue reading →

Sweet Service Award goes to Dr Wim de Beer; Sour Service Award goes to Facebook!


The Sweet Service Award goes to my dentist Dr Wim de Beer, who is busy repairing an implant that has cracked, doing so step by step, and choosing the least uncomfortable method to do so.  I no longer have any fear of visiting a dentist.



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