After completing his BCom in Accounting and Economics at Wits University, Xolani followed his passion for hospitality. A certified Sommelier from the Court of Master Sommeliers and Qualified Chef, Xolani is a culinary artist with a passion for reimagining traditional African cuisine into fine dining.
Xolani Mancotywa is one of the very few recipients of the coveted Best Young Sommelier Award, which he obtained in 2013. With international exposure, Xolani has travelled and worked extensively in exotic locations such as the UAE and the Maldives and has absorbed international pallets and culture.
Having started as a waiter in Durban, Xolani has over sixteen years’ experience and knowledge in the Hospitality Industry, Xolani has his drive rooted in transforming the industry, customer experience and positioning Africa for its exceptional dining capabilities.