Meet the Beverage & Barista Candidates ~ Cape Grace Reaching for Young Stars 2024

Behind every perfectly crafted beverage lies a blend of precision, artistry, and innovation. As baristas and beverage artisans, you don’t just serve drinks; you create experiences, elevating moments with every pour and every sip. Beverage & Barista DUMISA MAPONGWANA, 27Cooktastic “I am a hardworking and driven individual who isn’t afraid to face challenges. In the next […]

Skills Exchange Development Programme ~ Launch Workshop

Hosted by Chefs Training & Innovation Academy (CTIA), Stellenbosch#ReachingForYoungStars2024 #CTIA#Showcook #CapeGrace #Century City #CCConferenceCentre #InspiringSuccess It was a very special day our 16th year for the Reaching for Young Stars this year with Cape Grace and this year our inaugural visit to to the freshly minted new campus Chefs Training and Innovation Academy, in Stellenbosch An […]

A Comprehensive Agenda

An extensive program has been designed to introduce motivational and inspirational guest speakers at the launch workshop hosted by CHEFS TRAINING & INNOVATION ACADEMY, CTIA, Stellenbosch Campus. Covering a diverse range of subjects spanning communication, nutrition, kitchen hygiene, and more, this comprehensive initiative aims to enhance candidates’ overall knowledge in various critical aspects essential for […]

Showcook’s Culinary Bridge: Connecting Aspiring Talent with Industry Leaders for Learning and Growth

Showcook continues its tradition of connecting young talent with industry professionals highlighting the competition’s role in providing a strong foundation for learning and personal development. Guest speakers, mentors and judges; celebrated Elsa Van Der Nest from Singapore, together with Lorraine Meaney Executive Pastry Chef of Cape Grace, A Fairmont Managed Hotel, part of Accor, Chef Kevin […]

Meaningful Prizes ~ Cape Grace Reaching for Young Stars 2024

“The overall winning hot chef for this year’s ‘Cape Grace Reaching for Young Stars’ will be awarded the superb opportunity of a working visit to France for three months with Alzea and InternAfrika,” says Director Alexandre Barrière Izard. “During this visit, they will undertake an internship at a top hotel in Paris, receive a monthly […]


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 – […]

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