Chef Carlton began his culinary journey with an internship at the Protea Hotel group, after which he travelled to Dubai to work at the 5 star Atlantis at the Palm. From there Chef Carlton went onto the luxurious Ellerman House as sous chef and private chef for their villas. The highlight of his experience there was cooking for Golden Globe actress, Meryl Streep, during her 9 day stay. He then joined Arabella Hotel as a sous chef before being promoted to executive sous chef and now most recently Executive Chef.

Mentors: Chef Abbas Abrahams and Veronica Canha Hibbert
Cooking style: Fresh local produce and health benefit foods.
Most important value to have in a kitchen is to build a team that has the same vision as yourself as a mentor.


    Come run and mountain bike at Arabella Country Estate
    1st Jan 2012
    Arabella Country Estate also offers extensive established, secure mountain biking and trail running routes suitable for beginners to intermediates.
    Why you should consider living at Arabella Country Estate!
    8th Jan 2017
    Situated on the shores of the Bot River Lagoon, Arabella Country Estate is a residential estate world-renowned for it’s spectacular Peter Matkovich designed golf course as well as Hotel & Spa, which regularly attracts international stars and celebs.
    Important advice about blue crane chicks
    11th Jan 2017
    If the chick is not visibly injured, the rule of thumb is to leave it undisturbed if its life is not in danger.