Reach for the Young Stars – Showcook

Reuben Riffel, myself, Luke Dale Roberts, Penelope Horwood, Wolfgang Leyrer & Marietta Human

I was fortunate to be a judge in Showcook’s annual Reaching for the Young Stars Competition at the One & Only Hotel on Cape Town’s Waterfront earlier this week.

Three teams of Chefs from Silwood Kitchen, Bonani Lester and Kirby Auret, S A Chef’s Academy, Thembalani Gunya and Lungisile Sinxo and the Cape Town Hotel School, Grant Glasser and Sacha Franz prepared the food.  Three Head Waiters and Three Sommeliers served the Allée Bleue Wines – Allée Bleue are co-sponsors of the competition and the dishes to the judges.  Main courses were all a pork dish as the South African Pork Producers Association are co-sponsors of the competition.

The winners will be announced next week at a One & Only Hotel function, to be addressed by the Minister of Tourism, Mr Marthinus van Schalkwyk.

Here are some images from a busy day for all

Kirby Auret, Silwood Cookery School tells me about her menu

Gabrielle le Roux, Head Sommelier competitor, Cape Town Hotel School

Lungisile Sinxo, S A Chef's Academy, saucing his Malva Pudding

Showcook's Annette Kesler with Reuben Riffel

Silwood Dessert, a Fantasy of Flowers, my prettiest dish of the day

October 10th, 2012|Categories: Michael's Writings|

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