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S.Pellegrino Young Chef's Awards 2019/20

S.Pellegrino announces the latest edition of its international culinary competition, looking for the next generation of young chefs who pioneer the use of gastronomy as a device for social change.

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Nominate your Food XX Awards Favourite Womxn in Food

Have you nominated your favourite womxn in food? You have until the 31st of December to nominate your favourite womxn in food for the Food XX Awards in partnership with Eat Out. Here's how!

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Is a woman’s place in the kitchen?

On this day in 1956, women marched to fight an unfair system. More than six decades later, should women in the restaurant world still be marching? We asked five industry leaders. Margot Janse, award-winning chef and judging convenor for the 2018 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards.

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The Poynton's of Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse

A little while back the Poyntons of Cleopatra’s restaurant fame, came for a wine celler lunch.  What an absolute treat it was for myself and my students to spoil these culinary giants. Their comments after their lunch (huge thanks to the team at Jackie Cameron School of Food & Wine for pulling off another fabulous event.)

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Judge: Jonty Nicolson

Readers who follow the Jackie Cameron School of Food & Wine students’ progress will be interested to know that the first theory examination, marked by City&Guild in London, produced 19 distinctions and five merits. An impressive result, and I was thrilled.

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Judge: Nardia Adams - Fudart

My students exams means I get to semi catch up with local chefs that I respect hugely because with all the kitchen assessing I am doing I need tasting judges to professionally and fairly judge my students plates.  Everything gets judged blind, as in no judge knows whose food is whose.  

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A Tribute to Margot Janse – My Friend and Role Model

With no immediate plan, apart from having “fun with my son, Thomas and contemplating the contents of my next adventures”, executive chef Margot Janse, Africa’s only female Grand Chef and the genius behind The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français in Franschhoek, has resigned after 21 years.

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Introducing Jonathan Kapp - Class of 2017

I met Jonathan Kapp, of Johannesburg, by chance. He accompanied his girlfriend for an interview to enroll at the school, and he so enjoyed what he saw that soon after he sent an application.

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S.Pellegrino Young Chef Returns With Enhanced Third Edition

S.Pellegrino announces the next edition of its international competition, S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018, recognising rising culinary talent from across the globe, now enriched with a broader scouting range and an extended duration.

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