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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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MEET THE CANDIDATES AT OUR REGIONAL LAUNCH OF THE CAPE LEGENDS & ARTISAN SPIRITS INTER HOTEL CHALLENGE 2017

 

 

The Cape Legends & Artisan Spirits Inter Hotel Challenge provides the opportunity and inspiration for the most talented and creative trainees, giving them goals and the possibility of achieving success not only in South Africa, but internationally to become ambassadors for our hospitality industry. We are delighted that top hotels in South Africa have given this initiative their whole hearted support. This is the ideal time to thank Distell for the vision and continued participation in the Challenge allowing for mentorship and the growing of skills across the board, which in turn has given great encouragement and recognition to the candidates. 

 

 

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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

 

The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa was the
elegant home for the first of five events celebrating
the launch of the Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge 2016

A five part series - Part One

 

 

The weather was ideal, an exquisite day with a sea that barely rippled, indeed The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa was a stunning venue. The lunch took place in a superb cream marquee that showed off the table arrangements to perfection. Lunch, a collaborative menu, was masterminded by five Executive Chefs of the Cape’s top hotels; Rudi Liebenberg (Belmond Mount Nelson), Grant Cullingworth (The Westin), Shyam Longani (Taj Cape Town), Craig Carmichael (Radisson Blu Le Vendome) and Christo Pretorius (The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa) who was overseas at the time attending the Red Carnation’s annual gala event. In his absence the stunning main course was prepared by their Head Chef, Michael McIntyre. 

 

 

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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

 

The Protea Hotel Edward in Durban was
the glamorous home for the third of five events
celebrating the launch of the
Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge 2016

A five part series - Part Three 

 

 

The lunch took place in one of their two large interleading dining rooms, under the original crystal chandeliers; gladioli and hydrangeas were in shades of blue and white, tables dressed in pearl damask. The collaborative menu, orchestrated by Daryn Bowers, Executive Chef Protea Hotel Edward with each hotel preparing their own special course; Shaun Munro (Executive Chef Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani), Constantijn Hahndiek (Executive Chef Hartford House) and Tony Kocke (Executive Chef The Beverly Hills). 

 

 

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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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