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.
The aroma of SUMMER
Thereâ€™s something so wonderful and warming about the company of food and foodies on a journey of discovery. No matter whether youâ€™re passionate about organic produce, long to watch the hottest chefs on the planet turn ingredients into edible heaven, or yearn to pop your cork at the wines and wherefores of the grapevine…youâ€™ve come to the right place.
Whatâ€™s different about THIS show? Easy. Itâ€™s entirely interactive. This is no Sit Down And Soak it Up show, itâ€™s a Roll Up Your Sleeves and Get Involved relationship. Youâ€™re going to meet the makers of the products, grill the chefs on their secrets, and learn how to make any- and everything youâ€™ve always wanted to…from pasta to cocktails to gourmet dinner party dishes.
The Summer Good Food & Wine Show is all about learning and loving food in its endless guises…and itâ€™s where you get to watch, look, listen and laugh with celeb chefs from around the world. When you step into the Show, you have to know there are free live demonstrations by top local and international chefs in no less than nine interactive areas! From Chefs in Action – featuring Top Billing presenters Aiden Bennetts and Jeannie D with BBC celebrity chefs – to Traditional Tastes, to our brand-new al fresco stage for the latest in Outdoor Entertaining. And if youâ€™d really like to get to grips with them, sign up (quickly) for our ever-popular range of interactive cooking sessions where youâ€™ll be cooking alongside these mega-chefs!
Itâ€™s all about interactivity, about you and them connecting, talking, tasting. Like Top Restaurant Chefs Take 10 Ingredients, our top chefs with only ten ingredients each. Weâ€™ve created an Alchemy of Gold, Essence of Fine Brandy tasting theatre as well as an interactive Coffee Theatre, The Great Wine Sale and the Design A Bunny Chow Competition. Youâ€™re going to love The Spekko Rice Eastern Mosaic Pavilion, where east is best.
Eat, be entertained, learn, shop, sip and sample the good things in life. Your entrance ticket entitles you to a wonderful range of free food and wine samplings, as well as fantastic prizes, giveaways and special offers.
Get Fresh with BBC Lifestyle will see celebrity chefs use local seasonal produce in interactive cooking sessions while our top horticulturists will lead visitors through steps to planting their own kitchen gardens and cook cost effectively.
Youâ€™ve got to be there to experience it!
Feel free to stop, shop or pop into any number of extraordinary gourmet experiences – all unlike any youâ€™ve seen before. Set your imagination free at the Gauteng Good Food & Wine Show. Weâ€™ll do the rest.
29 October – 1 November 2009
The Coca Cola Dome