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It was a glittering evening at the historic Vineyard Hotel & Spa on 26th September 2013. The culmination of much preparation, press lunches with Executive Chefs to introduce their candidates chefs and wine stewards. There were grape to glass experiences in the splendid vineyards with top winemakers and finally a two day cook-off at the South African Chefs Academy with the ten hotels who entered for the first Inter Hotel Challenge in Cape Town and a first in South Africa.



The term hospitality embraces many facets and what the Inter hotel Challenge does is to promote nurturing and mentoring for our candidate chefs and wine stewards. Everyone should be congratulated on their splendid entries. We know that not everyone can be a winner, but what was important was that they participated and succeeded beyond expectation!  








A Chef’s Table with Executive Chef Lennard Marais of The Royal Portfolio’s La Residence in Franschhoek with Cape Legends and Stellenzicht’s master winemaker Guy Webber, introducing their candidates for the Inter Hotel Challenge.



Candidate Chef Phumeza Maxwele with Executive Chef Lennard Marais. Stellenzicht’s Winemaker Guy Webber with Candidate Wine Steward Evan Sampson 


Executive Chef Lennard Marais presented the most carefully planned and stunning lunch, which began with a rustic country salad of lightly oak smoked duck breast, cucumber ribbons, preserved orange, toasted hazelnuts and Malataya apricots drizzled with a chervil and vanilla vinaigrette. Piquant with a perfectly blended mélange of flavours and paired with a very interesting and complex Stellenzicht Semillon Reserve. 






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