Press Room


Posted 19 April 2021

In a bid to ensure continued excellence in culinary experience for its patrons, Sunbird Hotels & Resorts has welcomed on board Chef Heinz Brunner. He joins the Group as a consultant, as part of our brand’s efforts to reposition and enhance its Food & Beverage offer to ensure unrivalled guest experience across its hotels & resorts.

Chef Heinz has over 40 years of experience in the hospitality industry, having worked  with some of the  leading establishments in Europe and Africa ranging from 5 star Hotels , Restaurants , Contract and Events Catering . Most recently he did some work at The Michelangelo South Africa (5 star) and Isalo Rock Lodge, Rohanira (4 star) Madagascar. The leading hotel chain has embarked on enhancement of guest experience through various product improvements in both accommodation and food  in order to ensure that guest’s expectations are exceeded in the various hotels & resorts. The culinary experience is set to be aligned with the different demographics and market segments of our customers. The exercise will also ensure process and menu re-engineering to deliver efficiencies in food production as well as new and improved menus across the Group. “Our efforts are geared towards achieving culinary experience that is aligned with the current and emerging trends, as well as ensuring that our product development and improvement is implemented across the Group to meet the ever changing needs and expectations of our most discerning customers that are looking for trendy, experiential and lifestyle culinary experience” said Patrick Lisilira, Deputy Chief Executive Officer.

Lisilira further commented, ‘Chef Heinz, who is passionate about development of local talent is going to be working with our chefs to build capacity, to position Sunbird Hotels and Resort as a food experience destination”. Chef Heinz, who enjoys use of fresh local ingredients combined with world-class techniques, commented” I believe that Simplicity and taste are the art of cooking, and I look forward to this exciting endeavour in the Sunbird Group”

Sunbird Hotels and Resorts is Malawi’s leading hotel chain with 9 properties including four city hotels in all three regions of Malawi namely; Sunbird Capital, Sunbird Mount Soche, Sunbird Lilongwe, and Sunbird Mzuzu, two popular beach resorts along Lake Malawi namely; Sunbird Nkopola, Sunbird Livingstonia, a beachside Inn on the northern lakeshore, Sunbird Chintheche, an iconic mountain resort in the former capital city of Zomba; Sunbird Kuchawe  and the soon to be opened premier luxury resort Sunbird Water Front. Sunbird Hotels & Resorts ” the home of hospitality’’ is known for offering excellent and personalized services, great cuisine and comfortable accommodation.

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