November 1, 2022



Althea Jacobs has woven her culinary magic for over 20 years in the Cape Town area, culminating in her current appointment as the Head Chef at ANEW Hotel Green Point. By investing in continuous learning, she helps her teams produce high-quality food consistently. 

“For now, I’m still learning and adapting to the operations of the hotel. I am however tremendously grateful for and humbled to be a part of such a well-run hotel group. The encouragement, motivation, my team, and support are what make this journey amazing,” she says when speaking of starting her journey at the ANEW Hotel in Green Point.

Her culinary journey started at the Victoria & Alfred Hotel where she attended training and worked for two years. Thereafter, she moved to the Baxter Theater on a short-term contract basis and gained insight into catering, also spending part of her career at Jonkerhuis at Groot Constantia and Dock House. “Upon returning to the V&A Hotel after my time at the Baxter Theater, I worked as a sous chef, and after two or three years, I ended up running the kitchen,” she says.

Her inspiration stems from world-class chefs, Gordon Ramsey and Jamie Oliver. Speaking of her definition of success, she says growing through different positions is fundamental to living out one’s passion.

Commenting on Althea joining the ANEW family, the brand’s Operations Director Kevin Burley says, “We look forward to witnessing Althea take her career to greater heights. She’s an exceptional Head Chef.” 

About ANEW Hotels & Resorts

ANEW Hotels & Resorts has evolved as a family business that started in 1952. Family culture and attention to detail are firmly grounded in their people, and the group prides itself on the personal touch. The ANEW 

Hotel & Resorts Group owns and manages various properties in South Africa, with a vision to grow the brand by acquiring additional properties and management contracts in strategic locations. 

The brand has managed to achieve incredible growth over the past two years, in the midst of a pandemic, and continues to look for opportunities to provide premier products for local and international business and leisure market segments throughout the country. They conduct their business within legal and ethical parameters and strive to provide customers with world-class service. 

ANEW Hotels & Resorts received The Inspiration Award at Africa’s Travel Indaba 2022 as the organisation that has for the past two years inspired Africa’s travel Indaba community by the way in which they have challenged the odds to rise up and shine. Visit  for more information.