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These are exceptional opportunities for anyone wanting to accelerate their hospitality careers.  The ‘Distell Inter-Hotel Challenge Wine Steward of the Year 2022’ will look forward to a 10-day internship in Ireland at the celebrated The Lodge at Ashford Castle with the Red Carnation Hotel Collection. Irish country-house charm within the magnificent 350-acre estate of Ashford […]

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In the ten years since the Distell Inter-Hotel Challenge began we have seen many profound changes and none more so than the devastating COVID years. For one brief moment we wondered whether the Challenge could continue. It is testament to our partners; the hotel industry, our farming community, the wine and spirit makers and of […]

SHOWCOOK JUDGING PANEL & MORE…

JUDGING PANEL: Wine and spirit service: Sandy Harper and Jean-Vincent Ridon Wine and food pairing: Penelope Horwood, Aubrey Ngcungama, Karen Bloom and Mark O’Flaherty, Germain Lehodey and Kristina Beuthner. Food Judges: Hugh von Zahn with Jane-Therese Mulry (JHB), Fatima Stanley (KZN) and Jocelyn Meyers-Adams (CPT) Kitchen skills: Carl van Rooyen (Capsicum Culinary Academy Cape Town), Candice Adams […]

DISTELL INTER-HOTEL CHALLENGE RESULTS ARE EVIDENCE OF A HOSPITALITY SKILLS BOOST ACROSS SA

The results of the 2021 Distell Inter-Hotel Challenge show just how much more diverse the skilled sector of the hospitality industry is becoming, opening the way for far greater inclusion, according to Distell’s HR and Corporate Affairs Director, André Opperman.  The Challenge, established in 2013, develops and promotes skills in wining and dining service as […]

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