Joseph Tongai Dhafana

Sommelier, lover of good wine, wine maker and a proud dad, who enjoys simple things in life

Sommelier, lover of good wine, wine maker and a proud dad, who enjoys simple things in life. Joseph makes MOSI wines.

Tongai was part of Team SA - who won the 2015 South African Wine Tasting Championships and went to France with Jean Vincent Ridon to participate in the World Blind Champs .

Tongai is currently working at La Colombe in Cape Town, and, having won a bursary to attend the 2016 Michael Fridjhon Academy, passed the judging course.

CAREER OBJECTIVES

My aspiration and ultimate goal is it to grow into the role and position of hotel general manager within a reputable establishment where my skills and passion will be utilised to their maximum ability.

In all my work endeavours I only delivered the highest levels of performance. I am a diligent and smart person who constantly strives for the very best. Upon interviewing me you will discover this and I am confident that I will prove to be asset to your organisation.

PERSONAL STATEMENT AND MOTIVATION

I am a passionate, skilled and hardworking man with a lot of experience in food and beverage operations and hotel management. I have an all-round excellent command of hotel and lodge operations management.

I offer a combination of food and beverage knowledge, duty management, front office and housekeeping experience. I have a natural love for wines and a talent and skill in wine tasting and occasionally do wine tasting sessions.

I regard myself as a future General manager in the making. I possess excellent people skills and have a natural ability to easily create relationships with people. I am diplomatic, professional, amiable and an effective communicator.

As a natural eager and ambitious person, ideal position will be one that makes us of my knowledge, passion and skills. I value honesty, hard work as well as ethical practices at the workplace. With these qualities I view my contribution as invaluable to any organization.

Joseph is a Board member of BLACC - launched in Oct 2016 

Joseph is also captain of TeamZim - and competed in the World Blind Wine Tasting Championships in 2017