CHELSEA SMITH Mount Nelson, A Belmond Hotel, Cape Town Chelsea Smith says, “I am passionate, independent and loyal towards my creative craft. I would like to become a Pastry Sous Chef. I’d love to visit Dubai.” LUSHANO ALCOCK The Vineyard Hotel “I started my chef career in 2011 with the National Youth Training Program, sponsored by […]


The highlight, as always, when each of the superb hotels introduced their team. Rapt attention from the audience and heartwarming performances from the Candidates as they unfolded their individual aspirations.  KIM GROSCHMount Nelson, A Belmond Hotel, Cape Town  Kim Grosch says, “I’m passionate about my trade with a ‘go getter’ attitude. In five years I’d […]


Nederburg Wines has a long and proud winemaking legacy. What a joy for our Wine Stewards of the Distell Inter-Hotel Challenge 2021 to engage with the makers of award-winning Nederburg ahead of their wine service presentations to the judges in November. See more… ZINASCHKE STEYN, NEDERBURG’S RED-WINEMAKER At first glance, it seems an unlikely […]

A Sumptuous Menu

STARTER: STUDY OF MUSHROOM Presented by Ivanna GaneshConfit King Oyster Mushrooms |Chevin Mousse | Hazelnut & Chilli Praline Dust| Pickled Exotic Mushrooms | Charred Onions | Lime & Dill Pearls | Apple & Date Compote| Sweet Potato CrispAllesverloren Chenin Blanc Confit King Oyster Mushroom500 g Denny King Oyster Mushrooms500 ml Rio Largo Olive Oil100 ml orange […]

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