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Hostex Ambassadors

James Khoza

President of SA Chefs Association and Executive Chef at Sandton Sun, is a returning Hostex Ambassador, having contributed richly to the Hostex 2020 educational offering. He is keen to introduce the industry to a ‘reimagined’ cheffing landscape, following the tumultuous pandemic years.

Iain Evans

Owner and Publisher of Coffee magazine, an inveterate coffee aficionado, and also a returning Hostex Ambassador who added significant flavour, aroma, and insight to the Hostex 2020 coffee scene, is enthusiastic about sharing the glorious world of coffee with coffee lovers at Hostex 2022.

Lindiwe Sangweni-Siddo

COO of City Lodge Hotel Group with an out-of-the-box solution-focused approach to challenges and a passion for South Africa’s hospitality and tourism sectors, will be sharing her industry insights with Hostex participants.

Trevor Boyd

Newly appointed General Manager: Food and Beverage at City Lodge Hotel Group, will be joining Lindiwe on the Hostex Ambassador platform. He is one of South Africa’s top chefs, having represented SA at Culinary Olympic events over the years, and in 2019 was inducted into the Academy of Chefs, an elite fellowship within SA Chefs.

Wendy Alberts

Renowned CEO of RASA (Restaurant Association of South Africa) and a strong contributor to furthering the aims of the hospitality sector. As a Hostex 2022 Ambassador, Wendy will share her understanding of the needs of the industry to ensure Hostex 2022 is the platform of choice for learning, networking, sourcing and benchmarking.