Midlands Chef Honoured with Silver Service Award

Chef Jackie Cameron

Chef Jackie Cameron

At a formal, black-tie ceremony on 28 February 2019, Chef Jackie Cameron was awarded a Siege Mondial-approved Silver Comandeaur (10 years’ service) by the Bailliage de KwaZulu-Natal Chapitre of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs.

Chaîne des Rôtisseurs is an international association of gastronomy, represented in all five continents; dedicated to preserving the traditions and practices of the old guild in a contemporary and international context; and to upholding the camaraderie and pleasure of the table. It originated in 1248, in the time of Louis IX, and has undergone understandable changes over the decades.

“I’m delighted to have been presented with this new award that was unanimously agreed upon towards the end of last year.” said Jackie Cameron, clearly thrilled to have this honour bestowed upon her. “I have benefited greatly by being a member of the association.”

Cameron opened her School of Food and Wine in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands in 2015 and offers a three-year intensive, internationally-recognised course. “Hands-on” is Cameron's philosophy, and “don’t ever give up” her motto. The students work alongside her daily, and the school provides the opportunity to experience all things foodie in a safe, secure environment.

Cameron believes there is more to food than working in a top restaurant - locally or internationally. “I’m enjoying sharing all that I have been fortunate to have learnt – and experienced - with the students,” she says, adding that her aim is to impart this knowledge, and to equip the students with the skills to 'go it alone' with confidence. She is ahead of the game on all levels as she guides students to create a balanced-and-healthy lifestyle in this crazy, but extremely-rewarding, industry.

For details on Jackie Cameron School of Food & Wine visit: www.jackiecameron.co.za