2023’s Cream Of The Crop: Meeting the Masterful Hotel Pastry Chefs and Bakers

“Pastry is different from cooking because you have to consider the chemistry, beauty, and flavour. It’s not just sugar and eggs thrown together. I tell my pastry chefs to be in tune for all of this you have to be challenged by using secret or unusual ingredients.” – Ron Ben-Israel “Baking bread is an art […]

GRAPE TO GLASS 2023 Inter Hotel Challenge, sponsored by HEINEKEN Beverages

Participating wine stewards competing for the 2023 Inter Hotel Challenge, sponsored by HEINEKEN Beverages titles of Wine Steward of the Year, Most Promising Wine Steward, and Most Up and Coming Wine Steward (‘The Wonga Award’) attended in-depth workshops in the Western Cape in early September.  ‘Grape to Glass’ involved visits to several top-class wineries and […]

Culinary experts are highly sought after!

Who are these innovative chefs garnering attention in this year’s Inter Hotel Challenge, sponsored by HEINEKEN Beverages? They define their essence in a single sentence, unveil their ambitions for the future, highlight their role models, and spotlight the traits they hold in high esteem. We advocate for cultivating a love for reading, embracing both enjoyment […]


South Africa’s post-pandemic bounce-back in tourism, helped in part by a weaker rand, makes it a critical priority to accelerate upskilling in hospitality and tourism, according to Millicent Maroga, corporate affairs director for HEINEKEN Beverages. She was speaking against the background of the countrywide launch of the 2023 Inter Hotel Challenge. HEINEKEN Beverages has assumed […]

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