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SEE! THE DISTELL INTER HOTEL CHALLENGE 2017

 

All the awards…

 

 

 

The winners of the 5th annual Distell Inter Hotel Challenge were announced at a glittering gala awards dinner at the Southern Sun Cape Sun. Attended by Richard Rushton (MD Distell) and Volker Heiden (Area Vice President, Protea Hotels of Marriott International), the cream of South Africa’s hoteliers, chefs, sommeliers and vintners as well as top companies that supply the hospitality industry. This year the theme was to celebrate our rich floral kingdom, one of the finest in the world! 

 

 

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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

 

There is an art to designing a balanced menu, describing dishes precisely, exciting both the palate and the imagination using choice ingredients; premium SA Pork in myriad ways, Lancewood soft white cheese, Rio Largo olive oil and Khoisan sea salt, paired with fine wines from Cape Legends and spirits from Distell. 

 

 

The vital aim of the Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge is to encourage development in the hospitality industry that will give a much-needed leg up to young talent. Mentorship, recognition of talent and enthusiasm has been a part of the Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge from the beginning. See link to Cook-Offs…

 

 

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GRAPE TO GLASS 2016

IN THE ENCHANTING WINELANDS OF THE CAPE

 

 

 

 

23 Wine Stewards from around South Africa, proudly representing their individual hotels, were put through their paces at a series of valuable and comprehensive workshops held over a period of three days by the South African Sommeliers Association (SASA) and the Cape Wine Academy both at The Westin Grand, and later at Van Ryn’s Distillery. There they hosted a number of superb whisky, brandy, cognac and sherry tastings conducted by experts in their field.

 

Guided cellar tours and wine tastings took place at several stunning estates, including the historic Die Bergkelder, situated in and around the Cape winelands, part of Distell’s Luxury Wines collection, where our candidates were riveted by top winemakers who shared their knowledge and wine lore with them over the very special day. 

 

 

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CAPE LEGENDS INTER HOTEL CHALLENGE

 

Lovely Arabella Hotel & Spa was the home
for the fourth event celebrating the launch of the
Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge 2016

A five part series - Part Four

 

 

 

The impressive Arabella Hotel & Spa was a stunning spacious venue for the lunch, which took place in their private restaurant overlooking the golf course, the lagoon and the sea beyond. The table, set in vivid blue and white, set off the striking pink proteas to perfection. Lunch was stunning, an excellent collaborative menu masterminded by three of the Executive Chefs of the region; Uwe Grote (The Arabella Hotel & Spa), by Jean Pierre la Motte (NH The Lord Charles Hotel) and by Benjamin Conradie (Grootbos Private Nature Reserve). 

 

 

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SHOWTIME

A TALE OF THREE CITIES

 

 

 

The vital Orientations for the challenge this year were held at the Southern Sun The Cullinan, the flagship of Tsogo Sun in Cape Town, the stylish 54 on Bath in Gauteng and in Durban at the iconic Beverly Hills. 

 

 

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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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SEE! REGIONAL COOK OFFS

Part Two

 

 

We are all aware that the tourism sector in South Africa is vital and that our hotels and all of you are a part of South Africa becoming known as a fabulous gourmet destination and this is where it all begins. 

 

 

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GRAPE TO GLASS

 

Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge

 

 

Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge invited teams of wine steward candidates from 25 top hotels in South Africa to share in a bold initiative a ‘Grape To Glass’ interaction with some of the top winemakers at their exquisite estates spread from Franschhoek to Stellenbosch and from Durbanville Hills to the Swartland.

 

Time to spend with winemakers that are at the top of their profession able to share their knowledge and expertise with keen students of wine. A time to nurture and groom tomorrow’s sommeliers. For this unique initiative each of the hotels were paired with a particular wine estate within the Cape Legends’ portfolio. The announcement of these partnerships took place at the exciting regional launches around South Africa. 

 

 

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CAPE TOWN - FINALE LAUNCH!
CAPE LEGENDS INTER HOTEL CHALLENGE

 

 

It was late afternoon on a Tuesday when our guests joined us on the wide deck of the Radisson Blu Waterfront facing the sea for the Crème de la Crème Executive Chefs’ dinner, which began with exquisite canapés and Pongrácz Rosé served as the sun set. The room where the dinner was held was glamorous in shades of blue to toast our fifth and final regional launch of the Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge. The dinner was prepared by nine top Executive Chefs; Uwe Grote (Arabella Hotel & Spa), Benjamin Conradie (Grootbos Private Nature Reserve), Jean-Pierre La Motte (NH The Lord Charles Hotel), Roberto de Carvalho (One&Only Cape Town), Executive Sous Chef Duncan Pontac (Radisson Blu Waterfront), Lindsay Venn (Southern Sun The Cullinan), Attie Schultz (Southern Sun Waterfront), Jocelyn Myers (Sun International The Table Bay Hotel) and Christo Pretorius (The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa). 

 

 

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