The competition to find the country’s most promising young chef

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.

The Judges

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Invited Restaurants

95 Keerom

Aubergine

Azure

Babel

Benguela on Main

Beverly Hills Hotel

Birkenhead House & Villa

Bombay Brasserie

Bosman’s Restaurant

Bread & Wine

Buitenverwachting Restaurant

Camphors at Vergelegen

Catharina’s at Steenberg

Chefs Warehouse & Canteen

Cube Tasting Kitchen

Cuveé

Dash

De Grendel Restaurant

DW Eleven-13

Ellerman House

Equus Restaurant

Fairlawns Restaurant

Foliage

Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff

Greenhouse

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

Hartford House

Indochine

Jordan Restaurant

La Colombe

La Mouette

Lacuna Bistro

Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards

Level Four

Makaron

Medeo

Mosaic

Myoga

Nobu

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Overture

Piccolo Mondo

Pierneef à La Motte

Planet Restaurant

Restaurant at Delaire Graff Estate

Reuben’s Restaurant

Roots

Rust en Vrede

Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge

San Restaurant

Saxon Hotel

Sel et Poivre

Signal Restaurant

Signature

Singita Sabi Sand

Springfontein Eats

Terroir

The 5 Rooms Restaurant

The Atlantic

The Conservatory at Leeu House Collection

The Foodbarn

The Governors Hall Restaurant

The Kitchen at Maison

The Pot Luck Club

The Restaurant at Grande Provence

The Restaurant at Newton Johnson

The Restaurant at Waterkloof

The Tasting Room

The Test Kitchen

The Werf at Boschendal

Tintswalo Atlantic

Tokara

Twist Restaurant

Winehouse at Ten Bompas

Zachary’s

Zinzi

The 7 Finalists

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