Our General Managers

Ryan Pellat

Operations Executive - News Café

Ryan is the Operations Executive for News Café overseeing the day to day running of the News Café franchise both in South Africa and across the border.

His responsibilities include managing all operational matters, procurement, and existing franchisee relationships.

He has been with the Fournews since March 2008, initially with Café Fino before moving to News Café in 2010.

Erin Kriel

Operations Executive - Café Fino, Smooch & Go!

Erin’s role includes supporting and developing each brand’s strategy in an ever diverse market as well as operational support to each franchisee and their store - from product production and execution, supplier sourcing and negotiations, to client relations and maintaining brand standard. Her ultimate goal is ensuring the sustainability, quality and profitability of each of the brands in her portfolio. She has been with Fournews for 4 years.

Jan Fivaz

General Manager

Jan is the General Manager of our central kitchen, overseeing the manufacturing and distribution of product to all the various franchisees. He has been a part of the team for 15 years.