ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS MOUNT NELSON REACHING FOR YOUNG STARS 2023!

We recognize and appreciate the invaluable assistance provided by the prominent culinary academies in the Western Cape. It is important to emphasize that everything starts with the enthusiasm and interest shown by their principals and academic leaders. Through their efforts in nurturing a talented group of individuals, they have played a vital part in the accomplishments of the awards up to this point.

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Hot Chefs:

  • 1st: Sibella Barnard CHEFS TRAINING & INNOVATION ACADEMY (CTIA)
  • 2nd: Tadiwanashe Mwendamberi THE HURST CAMPUS
  • 3rd: Lezanne Davids FALSE BAY TVET COLLEGE

Pastry Chefs:

  • ULTIMATE LANCEWOOD YOUNG STAR PASTRY CHEF OF THE YEAR: Joshua Robinson CHEFS TRAINING & INNOVATION ACADEMY (CTIA)
  • 2nd: Hannah Williams INTERNATIONAL HOTEL SCHOOL (IHS)
  • 3rd: Danielle Davenhill FALSE BAY TVET COLLEGE 

Beverage Students: 

  • 1st: Lee Peploe FALSE BAY TVET COLLEGE & NEETHLINGSHOF
  • 2nd: Rachel Cilliers THE HURST CAMPUS & BEYERSKLOOF
  • 3rd: Neliswa Gwaza FALSE BAY TVET COLLEGE & STELLENZICHT

Bakers: 

  • KITCHENAID AFRICA YOUNG STAR BIO-WHEAT BAKER OF THE YEAR: Kgothallo Maganwe CHEFS TRAINING & INNOVATION ACADEMY (CTIA)
  • 2nd: Siphindle Mboza I LOVE COFFEE TRAINING ACADEMY 
  • 3rd: Ra-eesa Van Der Schyff CAPSICUM CULINARY STUDIO 

Baristas: 

  • AVANTI SA YOUNG STAR BARISTA OF THE YEAR: Mari Kotze INTERNATIONAL HOTEL SCHOOL (IHS) 
  • 2nd: Lee Peploe FALSE BAY TVET COLLEGE
  • 3rd: Etienne Coetzee CHEFS TRAINING & INNOVATION ACADEMY (CTIA)

Food & Wine Pairing: 

  • Best Starter: Chef Nosiphiwo Buyeye & Beverage Student Gugulethu Gamede with Kleine Zalze
    COOKTASTIC
  • Best Main: Chef Sibella Barnard & Beverage Student Gerald Gous with Van Loveren Wines
    CHEFS TRAINING AND INNOVATION ACADEMY (CTIA) 
  • Best Dessert: Pastry Chef Danielle Davenhill & Beverage Student Lee Peploe with Neethlingshof
    FALSE BAY TVET COLLEGE

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: 

Wine Academy Top Results include – Lee Peploe and Tadiwanashe Mwendamberi 93%, Rachel Cilliers 90% and Danielle Davenhill 80% 

Heidi Duminy, the Principal of the Cape Wine Academy, expresses her enthusiasm, stating, “We at the Cape Wine Academy are thrilled to provide an introduction to South African wine to these promising individuals in the hospitality and tourism industry. Our aim is for this course to ignite a lifelong curiosity, driving them to delve deeper into our world-renowned Cape wines and to explore the numerous professional opportunities the wine industry offers, both in South Africa and worldwide. We wholeheartedly encourage the talented and bright candidates of 2023 to continue their journey up the wine education ladder, indulging in swirling, sniffing, and tasting as they progress along their professional and personal career paths. As future leaders, they hold immense value as esteemed ambassadors for South African wine.”

DELECTABLE DENNY STARTER: Chef Sibella Barnard CHEFS TRAINING AND INNOVATION ACADEMY 

Denny Mushroom dumpling | Mushroom broth | Mushroom Tuile | Rio Largo Olive Oil | Pickled ginger foam | Toasted sesame seeds ~ Van Loveren Christiena Trousseau Chardonnay 

BEST NAMIBIAN LAMB MAIN COURSE: Chef Sibella Barnard CHEFS TRAINING AND INNOVATION ACADEMY 

Braised deboned Namibian Lamb shank | Parmesan custard | Minted pea brûlé | Fondant potato | Charred onion cups | Lamb jus ~ Van Loveren Christiena Trousseau Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

ULTIMATE LANCEWOOD DESSERT: Joshua Robinson CHEFS TRAINING AND INNOVATION ACADEMY
Blown ClemenGold sugar sphere | Lancewood Cream Cheese | Condensed milk and ClemenGold Yoghurt Cheesecake | Basil infused ClemenGold compote | Dark cocoa soil mixed with dried ClemenGold peel | Deep fried basil leaf ~ Van Loveren Zandvliet Muscat 2023

BEST FRÜT SA RED VELVET CAKE: Joshua Robinson CHEFS TRAINING AND INNOVATION ACADEMY

Bio-Wheat Cake flour | Früt SA Beetroot | Lancewood Swiss Meringue Cream Cheese | Lurpak Butter 

KWV BRANDY COCKTAIL: Kirsti Klein CAPSICUM CULINARY STUDIO 

BEST CRUXLAND GIN COCKTAIL: Gerald Gous CHEFS TRAINING AND INNOVATION ACADEMY

BEST FRÜT SA BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE: Neliswa Gaza FALSE BAY TVET COLLEGE Healing Flower 

SCANPAN EXCELLENT KITCHEN PRACTICE DUO OF CHEFS: Chef Sibella Barnard CHEFS TRAINING AND INNOVATION ACADEMY & Hannah Williams INTERNATIONAL HOTEL SCHOOL 

RIO LARGO YOUNG ACHIEVER: Brendon Newengo INTERNATIONAL HOTEL SCHOOL 

MOST PROMISING CHEF: Nosiphiwo Buyeye COOKTASTIC

MOST PROMISING PASTRY CHEF: Shagan Fouten I LOVE COFFEE TRAINING ACADEMY

BEST TEAM PRESENTED BY WWF SA: Sibella Barnard, Joshua Robinson, Gerald Gous, Kgothallo Maganwe and Etienne Coetzee CHEFS TRAINING AND INNOVATION ACADEMY (CTIA)

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