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NEW! ONE&ONLY REACHING FOR YOUNG STARS 

 

Awards Ceremony

 

 

 

Glamorous Reuben’s was the setting at the One&Only, Cape Town for the annual One&Only Reaching for Young Stars awards ceremony. Five major cookery schools; Cape Town Hotel School (CPUT), Silwood School of Cookery, South African Chefs Academy, The International Hotel School and The Hurst Campus took part in this carefully constructed competition. 

 

 

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NEW! ANYONE FOR A BRANDY COCKTAIL?

 

One&Only Reaching for Young Stars

 

 

Christelle Reade-Jahn, Director of the South African Brandy Foundation, has introduced an inspirational brandy component into the One&Only Reaching for Young Stars competition, which recently showcased brandy cocktails from The Hurst Campus and the Cape Town Hotel School. 

 

 

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NEW! ONE&ONLY REACHING FOR YOUNG STARS

Choice recipes from our contestants at four of our major cookery schools; Cape Town Hotel School (CPUT), International Hotel School, Silwood and the South African Chefs Academy - Bon Appetit!

 

 

 

The One&Only Reaching for Young Stars glamorous annual awards lunch took place at Reuben’s restaurant at the One&Only, Cape Town showcasing the formidable talent that the Cape offers in a competition that was a win for everyone involved. Designed for young cooks and chefs to be, as well as future entrepreneurs. This took place over a period of months during which much planning and skill had gone into the preparation of their entries. 

 

 

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NEW! ONE&ONLY REACHING FOR YOUNG STARS COOK-OFF! 

 

Silwood Cookery School Cuan Butterworth South African Chefs Academy elegant dessert of caramel mousse served with milk ice cream, lemon cremeux, gel, pecan brittle. A fitting partner in Villiera Inspiration 2010 Noble Late Harvest.  Slaley Noble Late Harvest 2007 presented by Morgan-Rae Doose of the Cape Town Hotel School

 

The One&Only Reaching for Young Stars cook-off took place for the fourth consecutive year at the stunning One&Only, Cape Town where our contestants from five major cookery schools and a panel of top judges (see above) took centre stage; Reuben Riffel, Aubrey Ngcungama, Floris Smith, John Jackson, Marieta Human, Penelope Horwood and Michael Olivier. The day began in the spacious kitchens of Nobu at 08h00 where the contestants were cool, calm and collected - remarkably so! Spotless workstations, stainless steel knives flashing, fresh herbs and red onions being sliced meticulously, ice cream churning and foam machines at the ready. 

 

Cape Town Hotel School (CPUT) Olwethu Kondu Silwood Cookery School duo of chefs Cuan Butterworth and Natasha Jacka prepared a main course of meltingly delicious braised pork belly with pork neck croquettes, smoked potato purées and spring vegetables complemented by Slaley Pinotage 2006, presented by Morgan-Rae Doose of the Cape Town Hotel School. The International Hotel School Zach Shaik

 

 

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TRAVEL! HIGH ON THE HOG

 

By Roy Watts

 

 

The Crags - some 20 kilometers from Plettenberg Bay is a wondrous locality featuring golden beaches, unspoiled indigenous forests, and pristine waterways tumbling through the rugged ravines, gorges and gullies that give it its name. An awesome tableau, it is framed by the distant Outeniqua Mountains, all tinged in varying shades of purple. 

 

 

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NEW! WINTER FOOD IN PROVENCE

 

by Marita van der Vyver

 

 

 

Marita’s ‘Winter Food In Provence’ oozes charm. This is a book that you want to snuggle up with, cook with, shop with and above all be in Provence with! Having lived in Provence for 15 years with her husband Alain Claisse and their four children, Marita captures the essence of this magical region of France, quiet, sleepy little towns in pale shades of stone. 

 

 

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TRAVEL! GRACIOUS THAILAND

 

By Zodwa Hlatshwayo 

 

 

When Zodwa Hlatshwayo travelled to Thailand recently it was on a magic carpet, sweeping her off to Thailand’s most dazzling five star hotels where she experienced the accommodation and met the executive chefs who skillfully prepare the Thai dishes that have intrigued the world. One of the most popular destinations, Thailand remains a magnet for guests that enjoy their almost unrivalled and gracious standard of hospitality.. 

 

 

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IN THE NEWS! IN THE NEW! IN THE NEWS!

 

  

Catch up and don’t miss the One&Only, Cape Town charity auction dinner in conjunction with the Forever Wild Lion programme of the Wilderness Foundation on September 18th. * The Hyatt Regency Johannesburg is running a Thai Week from Thursday 29 August to Saturday 6 September * Singapore’s celebrity top caterers, Elsa & Co * Dedicated entrepreneurs, quick off the start, have produced some really stunning natural and accessible foods that will help sustain you when carbohydrates are off the menu. * The dream for many is a reality as they perform at the Youth Festival accompanied by the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra * In line with Prof Tim Noakes and his great enthusiasm for vegetables Viviane Bauquet Farre who has appeared many times in Showcook and is the finest stylish chef that we know - creative and meticulous has just sent us her Eggplant caponata - can’t wait. * Michael Olivier visits Oldenburg and reviews their Syrah 2011. 

 

 

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CAPE LEGENDS INTER HOTEL CHALLENGE!
AWARDS GALA DINNER 2014

 

The evening of the 25th July was a momentous one at the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, the finale of the Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge. This was a fabulously exciting special occasion. The ballroom was ablaze in shades of gold. 

 

 

 

 

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