We had loads going on this month at the hostel and many hostel welcomes and promotions especially at the Randy Warthog. The loyal and hardworking Sandile finally got promoted to Head Chef so he will be running the kitchen while Roelof, a guest turned crew member, has been named the brand new F&B Manager. We are sure that Roelof and his team will take the bar to the next level service wise as they already have an amazing product to work with. Renata our intern from Brazil is also helping out in the bar and we also welcomed Angie to the team who is our specialized Breakfast Server ready to welcome our sleepy and hungover guests in need of coffee with a big smile!

But back to business. As we know, it’s a team effort to make this hostel run like a well-oiled machine and to make sure guests are well looked after. However, sometimes there are certain individuals who just go that extra mile and deserve a good ol’ pat on the back.

MANAGER OF THE MONTH – GAIZ FORTUNE

Gaiz, who has been with us since April 2017 isn’t afraid of getting her hands dirty. She has really taken ownership of her department this last year and especially during these last few months with the refurb. Working hard to get our brand new rooms in the back up to standard and to keep up our high standards when it comes to cleanliness.

HOUSEKEEPER OF THE MONTH & EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

For the first time in recent memory, the employee of the month AND Housekeeper of the month has been won by the same person! And that honour goes to Thobela who continuously keeps impressing us with her work ethic, attention to detail and awesome personality!

We asked Thobela a few questions about herself and Cape Town to help you get to know her better. Please read below her responses….

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WORKING AT THE HOSTEL? 

I have been at the hostel for a year and 4 months.

WHAT IS THE BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT NEVER@HOME?

Meeting lots of different people.

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST EVER JOB? 

My first job was working in a kitchen as a griller.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE TV SHOW?

Scandal. I enjoy the drama.

WHAT WAS THE BEST GIFT YOU HAVE EVER RECEIVED? 

A phone from my hubby.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE ANIMAL? 

I love dogs. They are really adorable and I have always loved them.

WHO IS YOUR BIGGEST INSPIRATION? 

My dad.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE MEAL AT THE RANDY WARTHOG? 

I really enjoy the braai.

IF YOU COULD BE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD RIGHT NOW, WHERE WOULD IT BE? 

I would always choose to be at home with my kids.