Emma started working in the UK for Forestdale Hotels, a small group of 18 hotels, for over 7 years in various properties as Operations Manager and then being promoted to General Manager. After that she started to work for Premier Inn.
Premier Inn is a part of the Whitbread Group, who also own Costa Coffee and several pub chains such as Beefeater, Table Table and Brewers Fayre. She worked as Food and Beverage Manager for their flagship hotel in Bournemouth for 3 ½ years. She gained invaluable experience in branding, systems and all relevant controls including customer service.
After working and living in the UK for 17 years she returned to South Africa and started to work for the Bay Hotel in Camps Bay and the Grand West Casino.
Emma joined Fork on the 20th April 2015, as General Manager. From her first encounter with Ed, the dynamic and energetic owner, she has felt part of the team and is honoured to work in such a well-established, successful and iconic restaurant in Long Street.