One&Only Reach for the Young Stars

The Awards ceremony for the annual Showcook event, The One & Only Reach for the Young Stars Competition was held at the hotel this week.

The Silwood Cookery School Duo of Chefs won the Chef’s Awards, Merissa Naicker the Head Waiter’s Award and Gabrielle le Roux took the prize for the top Sommelier.

The Minister of Tourism, Mr Marthinus van Schalkwyk gave an excellent off the cuff speech which painted a very positive picture about the current and future state of affairs in the tourism industry.

Here are some images of the judging, the event itself and some of the sponsor’s products.

Silwood Cookery School's winning Duo Chefs Kirby Auret & Bonani Lester

 Me, Wolfgang Leyrer talk to Kirby Auret, Silwood Kitchen Chef

From left: Winning Head Waiter, Merissa Naicker, Lisa Batty & Winning Sommelier Gabrielle le Roux


Allee Bleue Sauvignon Blanc 2012


Khoisan Salt


We judges take the whole thing very seriously!


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