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ONE&ONLY REACHING FOR YOUNG STARS

Celebrates its fifth anniversary in style
in the glamorous ballroom of the One&Only Cape Town

 

 

The International Hotel School, The Private Hotel School, Silwood School of Cookery, South African Chefs Academy, Cape Town Hotel School (part of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology) and The Hurst Campus wielded the wooden spoon. 

 

 

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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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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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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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CAPE LEGENDS INTER HOTEL CHALLENGE

GRAPE TO GLASS 

 

 

 

A VINEYARD TALE It was mid Autumn in the Cape and the leaves were turning when our 21 teams of wine candidates arrived for their ‘Grape to Glass’ days at some of the most historic and beautiful vineyards of the Cape stretching from Franschhoek to Stellenbosch and onto Durbanville Hills. 

 

 

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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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THE INTER HOTEL CHALLENGE

  

 

A TOAST TO THE INTER HOTEL CHALLENGE WITH CAPE LEGENDS.

The start of an innovative, bold initiative encompassing ten of our great hotels in the Cape… read on.

 

 

 

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OUT TO LUNCH WITH  BUSHMANS KLOOF 

 

A Chef’s Table with Executive Chef and Assistant General Manager Floris Smith of Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat hosted by the glamorous Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa on the Atlantic Seaboard, both members of the family-run Red Carnation Hotel Collection. One of our ten launch lunches with Cape Legends and Lomond’s Viticulturist & General Manager Wayne Gabb and Winemaker Kobus Gerber. 

 

 

 

Executive Chef Floris Smith, Candidate Wine Steward Jeffrey Dalingozi, Candidate Chef Sorita Booyson and Lomond’s Winemaker Kobus Gerber and Viticulturist Wayne Gabb  

 

Delicate homemade beetroot pasta pockets filled with potted duck served with field mushrooms and caramelized pearl onions. A dreamy dish, an excellent foil with Lomond Merlot. Fruity and sophisticated, this is a wine of substance that spent 16 months on new French oak. Hints of spiciness and notes of chocolate add complexity. 

 

 

 

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Alluring Delaire Graff latest winning new additions. Judy Badenhorst cooks with Evita in Darling. Nicolaas Maritz quirky creative Paradise exhibition. Mysterious Bushmans Kloof in all its glory. Stylish Teacafe opens on Claremont’s Cafe Strip. WWF Table Mountain Fund’s Fynbos Land Protection Campaign. 

 

 

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