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Jennifer Hugé will leave her position as Front of House Manager of La Colombe to pursue a new restaurant venture in Cape Town’s CBD, set to open in the coming weeks.

Hugé originally joined the La Colombe team as a waitress under Franck Dangereux, quickly moving into a relief maître d’ position, and subsequently front-of-house manager. Over the years she has become an iconic part of La Colombe, managing to tutor many inductees to the group, including current Head sommelier Joseph Dhafana.

Says Proprietor Chef ​of La Colombe, Scot Kirton, “We have been privileged to have Jennifer with us for the last decade, as she has been an instrumental part of driving La Colombe to become what it is today. She will be sorely missed, and our entire team wishes her all the very best in her new venture.”

Frequent diners at La Colombe will know ​Hugé not only for her warm and welcoming presence but incisive attention to detail – which earned her the inaugural ​2016 Eat Out John Psillos Award for Outstanding Contribution to Service​ – and also for her spectacular food and wine pairings, which complemented the iconic cuisine, delivering an exceptional, holistic dining experience.

During her time at La Colombe, Hugé has been an integral part of the team that has made a number of local and international awards possible, including TripAdvisor’s Best Restaurant in Africa in 2016, runner up in the 2015 Eat Out Awards and featuring in the top 100 of the World’s Best Restaurant Awards 2017.

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