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Reinhard Nänni

Reinhard Nänny

Editor and Co-Author of
Hotel Keeping and Catering for Today, NASOU, 1998
(Co-authors: H. van Huyssteen, (editor), T. Diedericks, M. Steyn, M. Steinberg)

Proprietor and Chef, Lord Neethling Restaurant in Stellenbosch

Reinhard Nänni was born on 11 June 1956. He grew up and attended school in Herisau, Switzerland, where he started an apprenticeship as chef at the Hotel Rebstock: 2 years of practical training and "Berufsschule" (Technikon) in St. Gallen for 1 day every week (1972 - 1974).
February 1975 - October 1975: Compulsory Swiss military training, rank Corporal.
1975 - 1976: One year course in Hotel and Restaurant Management at the restaurant college, Belvoir, in Zürich.
His first position, as chef de partie: responsible for the preparation of different vegetarian meals, was in a busy city restaurant (Restaurant Gleich, Zürich).
In November 1976 Reinhard Nänni emigrated to South Africa, where he worked as chef de partie at the Heerengracht Hotel in Cape Town, Restaurant Manager at the Swiss Continental Hotel in Cape Town and Sole Chef at the Bellinzona Restaurant in Table View, Cape Town. In September 1980 he became a partner and co-director of the Lobster Pot Restaurant in Bellville.
January 1985 to Oct 1998: Catering Manager and Head of Catering Department, Unisa, Pretoria.
He is a founder member of project Manna/Tiisanang, ANGO for community service and food relief, now a sub department of Unisa (1990). Member of the South African Academy of Chefs and other institutions.

Since November 1998 Reinhard Nänni and his wife Renê have been the tenants of the Lord Neethling Restaurant. They have three children: Pia, Anja and Jörg-Werner. Reinhart speaks German, English, Afrikaans, French, Italian and some N-Sotho.

Gold medal and first place: Restaurant of Nations, Ikahoga Frankfurt 1992
Gold medal Cold kitchen: Platters
Silver medal Cold kitchen: Restaurant
Bronze medal Cold Kitchen: Pastry
Bronze medal: Hot Kitchen Basel 1993
Certificate of merit : Stavanger 1994

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