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The Local Grill wins Wolftrap Steakhouse Champion 2016 @thesteakhunter @localgrill

THE WOLFTRAP STEAKHOUSE CHAMPION OF 2016 IS CROWNED! The Local Grill in Parktown North takes top honours for the third time and Little Havana in Umhlanga Rocks, the 2015 Champion, receives the 2016 Runner-Up award The Wolftrap Steakhouse Championships 2016 saw 115 steakhouses competing to win the crown and become South Africa’s Steakhouse Champion for […]

Meet the #SAOlympicChef @CulinaryTeamSA

The South African National Culinary Team will be participating in the IKA Culinary Olympics under the auspices of the South African Chefs Association. Their participation has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of headline sponsor LSC/Imperial, along with partners City Lodge Hotel Group, ChefWorks, Turn ‘n Slice and N1 Restaurant Suppliers.   In the […]

#SAOlympicChef @CulinaryTeamSA #FoodieNews SA National Culinary Team cold table unveiled

SA National Culinary Team cold table unveiled The South African National Culinary Team (from L to R): Kirstin Hellemann, Arno Ralph, Minette Smith, Dion Vengatass, Henrico Grobbelaar and Blake Anderson. This is the official team representing South Africa at the IKA Culinary Olympics taking place in Erfurt Germany in October 2016. Art on a plate […]

#SAOlympicChef Minette Smith @CulinaryTeamSA #FoodieNews

Minette Smith qualified at the Warwick Chef School in Hermanus and spent four years working alongside award-winning chef, David Higgs (who also happens to be one of the South African Culinary Team advisors). With a resumé that includes working in establishments such as The 12 Apostles Hotel & Spa, The Chesterfield Hotel in Mayfair London, […]

#SAOlympicChef Kirstin Hellemann @CulinaryTeamSA #FoodieNews

Kirstin Hellemann is making her mark in the South African culinary industry, having worked at well-known hotels and won culinary competitions during her career. After finishing school Kirstin went to England where her first experience of the culinary world was in a front of house role. She later moved on to work in the kitchen […]

#SAOlympicChef Henrico Grobbelaar @CulinaryTeamSA #FoodieNews

Henrico Grobbelaar is one of South Africa’s most creative and celebrated young chefs with a long list of accolades, most notably winning Sunday Times Chef of the Year 2009 and San Pellegrino International Young Chef of the World 2009. His enviable resumé lists positions including Executive Chef to the World Economic Forum in Switzerland 2010 […]

#SAOlympicChef Dion Vengatass @CulinaryTeamSA #FoodieNews

Dion studied management at the Swiss Hotel School, but his love for cooking saw him undertaking a self-study programme to become a chef. This passionate chef was inspired by a well-known American chef as well as local chef and mentor, Rudi Liebenberg under whom he currently works at The Belmond Mount Nelson. Being part of […]

#SAOlympicChef Blake Anderson @CulinaryTeamSA #FoodieNews @Chef_SA @MONTECASINOZA

#SAOlympicChef Blake Anderson sets his sights on the #CulinaryOlympics @sa_chefs @chef_SA @CulinaryTeamSA @chef_sa A photo posted by JoziStyle (@jozistyle) on May 14, 2016 at 3:13am PDT Blake Anderson’s particular expertise lies in new dish, recipe and menu development. This highly innovative chef is adept at using modern techniques and his approach to food ensures high […]

#SAOlympicChef Arno Ralph @CulinaryTeamSA

Arno Ralph’s love of sweet dishes and training at Warwick’s Chef School in Hermanus, make him the perfect fit as one of the pastry chefs on the South African National Culinary Team. He will be working on the petit fours and the dessert showcase piece at the IKA Culinary Olympics taking place in Germany in […]

#SAOlympicChef Trevor Boyd @CulinaryTeamSA #FoodieNews

#SAOlympicChef Trevor Boyd from The Michaelangelo Hotel is in studio to share his experiences at two previous IKA Culimary Olympics. #CulinaryOlympics A photo posted by JoziStyle (@jozistyle) on Jun 11, 2016 at 1:44am PDT The SA National Culinary Team are delighted to announce the appointment of Trevor Boyd to the South African National Culinary Team […]

Calling on South Africans to support #SAOlympicChef @CulinaryTeamSA

Calling on South Africans to support #SAOlympicChef Cricket fans have the Proteas. Rugby fans have the Springboks. And South African food-lovers have a team of men and women in chef’s whites who will be flying the South African flag when they compete against 32 nations in the IKA Culinary Olympics in Erfurt, Germany, in October […]

Mosaic at the Orient wins top international wine award at the 2016 World’s Best Wine Lists Awards

MOSAIC AT THE ORIENT WINS TOP INTERNATIONAL WINE LIST AWARD Mosaic at the Orient – South Africa’s current Restaurant of the Year which celebrates its 10th anniversary in September – has won the Best Overall in Region Award at the 2016 World’s Best Wine Lists Awards, crowning them as having the best wine cellar in […]

DeMorgenzon wins two top international wine awards @DMZwine

A South African chardonnay – made by leading businesswoman Wendy Appelbaum – has been voted the world’s best at a global competition held in the UK. The DeMorgenzon Chardonnay Reserve 2015 was named best in the world this week by the 2016 Decanter World Wine Awards as Stellenbosch’sDeMorgenzon Estate trounced all comers by winning Platinum: […]

Mount Bullet Merlot from Shannon Vineyards garnering widespread acclaim @shannonwines

SHANNON VINEYARDS RELEASE THE NEW VINTAGE OF THEIR ICON MERLOT: THE SHANNON VINEYARDS MOUNT BULLET 2013 The release of a new vintage of the high-acclaimed site-specific Mount Bullet Merlot from Shannon Vineyards is always eagerly anticipated and met with high expectations, due to the enviable pedigree of this icon wine from the Elgin Valley. The […]

The Black Bottle travelling steampunk-style whisky dispensing machine to The Steamworks gastropub in Fourways June 13 @BlackBottleSA

BLACK BOTTLE’S STEAMPUNK WHISKY DISPENSER TO TRAVEL TO THE NEXT LOCATION   The Black Bottle travelling steampunk-style whisky dispensing machine that has Johannesburg talking, is scheduled to move to its next site. Currently showcased at The Union Bar pop-up till June 11, it will be making its way across town to The Steamworks gastropub in […]

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