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PLATINUM & PEARLS AWARDS

 

Cape Legends & Artisan Spirits Inter Hotel Challenge, a fabulous celebration of winners at the stunning awards ceremony! It was all glitter and glamour at the Cape Legends & Artisan Spirits Inter Hotel Challenge. The ‘Hotel Oscars’ took place at the Cape’s historic icon, Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel on Friday 29th July.

 

 

The fourth annual Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge, sponsored by Cape Legends fine wines and choice Distell artisan spirits, now known as the Cape Legends & Artisan Spirits Inter Hotel Challenge, culminated in a huge and scintillating celebration at the Belmond Mount Nelson. The dinner was hosted by Rudi Liebenberg where his brigade prepared the fine dinner introducing choice dishes from the candidates’ menus. Each table was stunningly beautiful in ‘Platinum & Pearls’, creatively designed by individual hotels. Our theme highlighted the rich resources that we are fortunate to have, both natural and particularly in the people of South Africa.

 

 

 

A national initiative with 23 hotels from the Cape to Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal on board, all part of a remarkable family of top hotels known for style and gracious expertise, a unique occasion viewed as the ‘Hotel Oscars’. The vital aim of the Cape Legends & Artisan Spirits Inter Hotel Challenge is to encourage development in the hospitality industry that continues to raise the bar and promote the hospitality industry as a fulfilling lifetime career! 

 

 

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BEST OF THE BEST!

 

The Cape Legends & Artisan Spirits Inter Hotel Challenge

 

 

  

The Cape Legends & Artisan Spirits Inter Hotel Challenge regional cook-offs took place in June in Johannesburg at the International Hotel School, in Durban at the Unilever Food Solutions state of the art kitchens, and in Cape Town at the excellent International Hotel School. Choose from delectable starters, delicious mains and divine desserts, recipes from our winners! 

 

 

 

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CAPE LEGENDS INTER HOTEL CHALLENGE

 

Sun International The Maslow in Gauteng,
home of the second of five events
celebrating the launch of the
Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge 2016

A five part series - Part Two 

 

 

The rain cleared and we were fortunate to have an ideal day for our delightful Sunday alfreso lunch in a spreading Bedouin tent in the charming shaded garden of The Maslow. Lunch, a collaborative menu, was masterminded by five Chefs of Gauteng’s top hotels; Phil de Villiers (Executive Chef, 54 on Bath), Tarryn Coetzee (Sous Chef, Southern Sun Hyde Park), Executive Chef Jason Millar and Adrian Vaughan (Sous Chef, The Maslow), Jacques Etsebeth (Executive Chef Protea Hotel Balalaika) and Gerard Vingerling (Executive Head Chef The Palazzo). 

 

 

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CAPE LEGENDS INTER HOTEL CHALLENGE

Sun International The Table Bay Hotel
was the home for the fifth and final event
celebrating the launch of the
Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge 2016 

A five part series - Part Five 

 

 

 

Lunch, a collaborative menu, was masterminded by six Executive Chefs of the Cape’s top hotels; Malika van Reenen (Cape Grace), Warwick Thomas (Cape Town International Convention Centre), Henrico Grobbelaar (Southern Sun The Cullinan), Roberto de Carvalho (One&Only Cape Town) and Carl van Rooyen (Vineyard Hotel) with Jocelyn Myers-Adams (Table Bay Hotel) at the helm! 

 

 

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CELEBRATING A FIFTH ANNIVERSARY !

 

ONE&ONLY REACHING FOR YOUNG STARS

Takes to the hot range at the annual Cook-Off held at the One&Only Cape Town with Reuben Riffel and a top panel of judges.

 

 

Six major cookery schools competed in our fifth anniversary year at the One&Only; The Cape Town Hotel School (part of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology), Silwood School of Cookery, South African Chefs Academy, The International Hotel School, The Hurst Campus and The Private Hotel School. Each of these excellent establishments has their own ethos, academic requirements, style, a philosophy and understanding of food, unique to these inspirational schools. They are distinguished by principals and dedicated staff committed to the advancement of their trainees in the best possible way. 

 

 

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CAPE LEGENDS INTER HOTEL CHALLENGE 
AWARDS EVENING 14TH AUGUST 2015
SOUTHERN SUN CAPE SUN BALLROOM

 

 

 

Diamonds were a girl’s best friend and boy oh boy it appears they still are! Flashing diamonds came out in force and positively glittered. Every facet was there on the scintillating tables; in showers, blue and white carats nestling in damask, in rivulets, massed in blooms and with a diamond studded guest list who came to applaud the winners of our Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge! 

 

 

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ONE&ONLY REACHING FOR YOUNG STARS

Lunch at Reuben’s Friday, 6th September 2013

 

C E L E B R A T E  T H E  D A Y!

 

 

 Winning Duo of Chefs; Lauren Case and Josh Wiid of the South African Chefs Academy created an excellent starter of braised pork cheek, served with light gnocchi and flavourful celeriac studded with nastergal berries.


 

South African Minister of Tourism Marthinus van Schalkwyk gave an excellent and pertinent keynote address updating the audience on tourism trends, undoubtedly South Africa is on the march with excellent hotel occupancies. Charismatic Reuben Riffel presented the prizes and gave a warm and eloquent address to the students. Our guest speaker was South African born Rozanne Stevens, who is now a popular broadcaster and teacher in Ireland. Rozanne has recently brought out Relish BBQ and Al Fresco Food, the second book in ‘The Ish Factor Series’

 

 

 

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SEE! ONE&ONLY REACHING FOR YOUNG STARS

 


 

Decades ago we were aware of the fact that overseas trained Executive Chefs were no longer able to come to work in South Africa, that particular international door was closed. From that moment on it became imperative to train home grown young people to go into the hospitality industry as there was and is a huge need from 5-star establishments to the smaller boutique hotels and guest houses. 

 

 

 

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SEE! REACHING FOR YOUNG STARS

 

CAPE TOWN HOTEL SCHOOL

 

 

The Cape Town Hotel School, part of the Faculty of Business at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, sets the goal for diversity and excellence. Their students took centre stage at Reuben’s One&Only, when they reached for the stars! Young, aspiring chefs, sommeliers and head waiters put their best foot forward showing the creativity and talent that abounds in South Africa and beyond. 

 

 

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