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Head Chef at Camp Figtree, Marshall Petla

Our head Chef, Marshall Petla spills the beans!

Excitement over new dishes to be introduced along with the opening of the brand new restaurant and main building at Camp Figtree.

𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐭 𝐂𝐚𝐦𝐩 𝐅𝐢𝐠𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐞?

I have been at Figtree for 2 ½ years and it’s been amazing!

𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦?

I was born in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga and have now settled here in Addo, Eastern Cape.

𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐟𝐞𝐞𝐥 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐚𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐬?

When I learnt that our restaurant was in ashes, I was devastated! We had survived Covid and now this!! The question that kept ringing in my mind was ‘Do I still have a job?’. I calmed down after our managers convinced us otherwise. We are still busy building as a family to get us up and running again.

𝐀𝐫𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐮 𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐦𝐬 𝐜𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐧𝐞𝐰 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐭?

Oh yes. Our old menu was amazing… but I promise to elevate our offering to guests when we open again. Really can’t wait to try new dishes to complement our brand new kitchen and restaurant. I am drooling right now.

𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐟𝐚𝐯𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐂𝐚𝐦𝐩 𝐅𝐢𝐠𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐞?

Definitely the kitchen and boma area. This is my territory.

Head Chef at Camp Figtree, Marchall Petla

Head Chef at Camp Figtree, Marchall Petla