Wonderful prizes for winners from Dr Susanne Reuther of KitchenAid Africa including KitchenAid Artisan Mixers, Blenders, Gadgets & Utensils, Ceramics, Bakeware and more for each of the participating candidates!  

Highly desirable and stunning prizes from AL&CD Ashley including SCANPAN the finest of Global Knives, Brabantia, Avanti, Severin and Joseph Joseph. The list goes on – practical, innovative products, superbly crafted using cutting edge technology that our candidates are able to test their culinary prowess with and a joy to use. 

Thoughtful and generous prizes from: Avanti Coffee SA, Beyerskloof, ClemenGold®,  Cruxland Gin, Denny Mushrooms, Didactix  Ernie Els Wines, Früt SA, Hartlief, KWV Brandy, KWV Wines, Kleine Zalze, La Motte, Neethlingshof, Penguin Random House, Rio Largo Olive Oil, Simonsig, Stellenzicht, The Pinotage Association, Van Loveren Family Vineyards, Von Geusau Chocolates and WWF SA 

The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) has opened the door and assisted ALL those who participated in the certificate course to fast track their business aspirations. Giving them the tools to achieve their long term goals. 

The five Chefs, namely Chef of the Year Sibella Barnard (CTIA), Runner-Up Tadiwanashe Mwendamberi THE HURST CAMPUS, and third place Lezanne Davids FALSE BAY TVET COLLEGE, as well as the Rio Largo Young Achiever Brendon Newengo INTERNATIONAL HOTEL SCHOOL and Most Promising Chef Nosiphiwo Buyeye COOKTASTIC will receive a once-in-a-lifetime offer – a five-month stay and superb working experience in CAPE COD, Massachusetts at Winslow’s Tavern, a top heritage restaurant in a historic Federalist building in scenic Wellfleet with Chef Patrons Phillip & Tracey Hunt. With 170 seats, this acclaimed restaurant boasts a talented international brigade of chefs who thrive on collaboration, camaraderie, fast pace, and high volume – all while creating a signature all-American seasonal menu that is heavily influenced by coastal cuisines.

The ’Ultimate Lancewood Young Star Pastry Chef of the Year’ Joshua Robinson is invited to experience three-months in France, the home of fine patisserie at the exquisite Château La Creuzette in Boussac. A ravishing prize where the winner will continue to broaden their culinary skills and at the same time absorb incomparable French flair. 

Flights courtesy of Lancewood with a R5000 cash prize to assist with VISA and Travel Insurance.

A special invitation from ClemenGold for Joshua to visit the Zandvliet citrus farm and Lucerne Packhouse in Robertson for a farm to table experience.

Cape Wine Academy has awarded a R5000 Bursary.

In addition, KWV has invited Lee Peploe to shadow their award-winning winemaking team for a week’s work shadowing over harvest time where he will be immersed in the KWV culture of excellence.

As a part of the Ohlthaver and List Group (O&L), Hartlief prides itself in the purpose of the O&L group; namely ‘Creating a Future, Enhancing Life’.

Hartlief Continental Meat Products and Farmer’s Meat Market, a division of Ohlthaver & List Group has invited Sibella Barnard to have her named winning main course dish feature as part of their menu offering throughout their stores.

Rio Largo‘s Young Achiever Brendon Newengo is invited to a week’s internship with Liam Tomlin at Chef’s Warehouse at Beau Constantia and Tintswalo, Thali as well as his recent offering of The Bailey. No doubt learning new skills not ever imagined before. Plus a  R2000 cash prize. 

Didactix offers the ScanPan Excellent Kitchen Practice winners; Sibella Barnard and Hannah Williams a one-day training programme and on-line examination to achieve the international certificate in the Highfield Qualification Level 2 Award in Food Safety & Catering. This qualification is listed on the Maritime and CoastGuard Agency as a recognised Food Safety qualification to be able to work on ships and yachts. The Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 determines that all catering crew must have a recognised Food Safety qualification. Besides a valuable qualification to have should aspiring chefs want to work on cruise ships and superyachts, the Highfield qualification is a Ofqual regulated qualification and is recognised in many countries. The UK and EU countries require that chefs who want to work in their countries, must have a recognised Food Safety Qualification. 

Food & Beverage internships at Mount Nelson, A Belmond Hotel, Cape Town for winners Lee Peploe, Rachel Cilliers, Sibella Barnard, Joshua Robinson and

About Belmond 

Belmond has been a pioneer of luxury travel for over 45 years, building a passion for authentic escapes into a portfolio of one-of-a-kind experiences in some of the world’s most inspiring destinations. 

Since the acquisition of the iconic Hotel Cipriani in Venice in 1976, Belmond has continued to perpetuate the legendary art of travel, taking discerning global travellers on breathtaking journeys. Its portfolio extends across 24 countries with 46 remarkable properties that include the illustrious Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train, remote beach retreats like Cap Juluca in Anguilla, Italian hideaways such as Splendido in Portofino, or unrivalled gateways to world natural wonders such as Hotel das Cataratas inside Brazil’s Iguazu National Park. From trains to river barges, safari lodges to hotels, each unique property offers an incomparable experience with its own story to tell. The essence of the Belmond brand is built upon its heritage, craftsmanship and genuine, authentic service. Belmond sees its role as custodians of timeless heritage, dedicated to preserving its assets through sensitive ongoing restoration plans. Belmond is part of the world’s leading luxury group LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton. 

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