For the second time ‘Chefs who Share – the ART of Giving’ called for entries for the Young Chef Award. A total of 77 restaurants throughout the country have been invited to participate in 2016.
The criteria for selecting the top seven young chef finalists are creativity, uniqueness, taste, and visual impression of a canapé the contestants need to create. The personality, the ability to take instructions from chefs, and teamwork demonstrated by the finalists will be evaluated at the final stage of the competition. All the relevant information is compiled in an elegant and informative brochure which can be downloaded below. The closing date for the Young Chef Award 2016 is 24 July.
The seven finalists will be invited to work alongside the 14 internationally acclaimed chefs at the ‘Chefs who Share – the ART of Giving’ black-tie charity gala which will be hosted this year for the first time in the city of Johannesburg.
The announcement of the winner of the Young Chef Award 2016 will be made at the Gala, after having been selected by SWISS International Air Lines Ambassador and Chef Reto Mathis and Lentswe Bhengu.
The winner of the Young Chef Award 2016 will receive huge local recognition, and will be flown to Europe by associate sponsor SWISS to work in a Michelin-star restaurant, and to visit the headquarters of Moët & Chandon in Épernay, France, to experience the culinary and oenological highlights of the Champagne.