It was a wonderful Day full of meeting new people and friends. This competition has eight cooking schools presenting candidates to cook a three coarse dish using Khoisan Sea Salts, Rio Largo Olive Oil, Pork and Lancewood cheese. They also have to pair dishes with wines. The Orientation is to hand over ingredients for them to cook with and to give all candidates tips and information. Good Luck to all the young Chefs !!
The launch took place at The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa with candidates from Belmond Mount Nelson, Radisson Blu Waterfront, Taj Cape Town and the Westin. Incredible Venue, delicious food enhanced with Khoisan Sea Salt which was well presented.Â
Well Done to All for a spectacular event !
Khoisan Sea Salt Flakes and cooking salt as well as Seaweed Salt where used as an essential ingredient by Chefs during competition as well as Â at the 14th August 2015 Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge Awards Evening.Â The third annual Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge, sponsored by Cape Legends fine wines, culminated in a glittering awards celebration at the Southern Sun Cape Sun, Friday 14th August 2015. Individual hotels conceptualized table settings in â€˜Shades of a Diamondâ€™ judged by Flower Walker (Petals Group) and Debbie Hall (Hall Collection). This is a national initiative with 25 hotels from the Cape to Gauteng, Port Elizabeth and KwaZulu-Natal on board, all part of a remarkable family of top hotels known for style and gracious expertise. This is a unique occasion, an event that is owned by the hotels themselves, which is viewed by them as the Hotel Oscars! It is encouraging to see that mentorship, recognition of talent and enthusiasm has resulted in upliftment, a part of the Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge from the beginning. What we can do for each other is to use this collective energy, which will have a huge ripple effect on our Tourism Industry, one of the growth areas that needs constant encouragement. In South Africa it is noted that culinary tourism is growing dramatically with tourists visiting Gugulethu Soweto and many others for dynamic and colourful introductions to our local dishes. An African cuisine that is rapidly becoming a new and fresh taste sensation internationally. 2015 saw the introduction the Skills Exchange Development Programme per region and this year we invited leading Chefs from Seychelles, Davinder Rawat (Paradise Sun) and Cursley Lebrass (Maia) from Mauritius, Chef Vikash CoonjanÂ (One&Only Le Saint GÃ©ran) and from Abu Dhabi, Don Chandana Ratnasiri Munasingha (Southern Sun Abu Dhabi Hotel) to Durban. The aim of the Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge is to encourage development in the hospitality industry that will give a much-needed leg up to young talent.
The Cape Town orientation was held where 14 Hotels and their representatives arrived to be introduces to sponsors and each other. Khoisan salt was represented by Britt Geach who introduced everyone to Khoisan Natural salt and gave a background and tips on how to use a natural sea salt. see our beautiful salt which was presented in Khoisan’s Facebook.
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The local semi-finals of Â S . PELLEGRINO YOUNG CHEFS Â 2015 Â for Africa & Middle East region will take place in Cape Town at South Africa Chefs Academy on the 23rd of February. The 10 finalists will cook their signature dish to win over the jury, for the chance to represent the region in the finals that will take place in Milan, June 2015.
During phase two of the competition, the 10 young and talented finalist chefs under the age of 30, will gather together to compete in a local regional challenges. Each region will have a jury composed of independent top chefs who will taste the signature dishes of the finalists and choose the best one, according to the five Golden Rules: ingredients, skills, genius, beauty, message.
Chefs David Higgs, Joe Barza and Uwe Micheel have been named as the Middle East and Africaâ€™s jury members for the local selection. They will select one finalist from their region to join nineteen other regional finalists for the grand final in Milan in June 2015.