Posts tagged Hartford House
Want to be a Chef? 200% Effort. No Less.

Jackie Cameron School of Food and Wine accepts only 15 students and I demand 200% effort from each person. Everyone, including myself, must be fully committed to this demanding yet fulfilling industry; and I’ve noted that the practice of spending time with us benefits both parties.

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Jackie Cameron

Hard work sets 15-year-old dream in motion. Jackie Cameron realised her dream to tutor aspiring chefs when her school of food and wine - based in Hilton, KwaZulu-Natal - welcomed its first intake in April 2015.

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Dedicated Students Rise to Wedding Occasion

It’s seldom that one can leave one’s entire wedding feast to a group of students - and it is testament to the quality of the aspiring chefs at Jackie Cameron School of Food & Wine that I could do just that.

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Friends of Wüsthof: Jackie Cameron

Every chef has their pet hate – and Jackie’s is seeing someone in the kitchen with one of her knives in their hand. “Nobody is allowed to touch my knives – they’re from the Wüsthof Classic Ikon range and they’re engraved. I use them, sharpen them and wash them myself,” she says. “I am very classical and old-fashioned in many ways and these knives are truly stunning – and they fit my hand like a glove,” she says. Having bruised and cut herself early in her career with blunt knives, Jackie makes sure her knives are always sharp.

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Introducing Brynn Enslin - Class of 2017

Brynn Enslin attended our first Teens Cooking Class early last year. The next one is on July 1 and 2, 2017. It will showcase winter food - think rich and melt-in-your-mouth oxtail in risotto. Brynn left the course seeming very enthusiastic and keen to enroll for the 18-month programme.  I didn’t push him and he contacted me late last year. I admit to wondering why he’d taken so long!

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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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Baking with Sunday Times Neighbourhood

With over 80 recipes and more than 50 mouth-watering photographs, Baking with Jackie Cameron takes old-school recipes that we are reassuringly familiar with and makes them intriguingly different.

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Recipes with Delicious Durban

"Just about everything Jackie Cameron touches turns to gold. From the legacy she left behind in the Hartford House kitchen to the professionalism of her Hilton School of Food and Wine and the pastry on her puff tarts, Jackie is one of KZN’s culinary shining lights." - Delicious Durban

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"Baking with Jackie Cameron a Delightful Experience"

Under the leadership of Jackie Cameron, Hartford House restau­rant in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands was consistently rated in the Top 10 restaurants in South Africa and the recipient of many culinary awards. She is now owner of Jackie Cam­eron School of Food & Wine in Hil­ton, KwaZulu-Natal, and designer of the JC Chef Clothing range.

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Baking with Jackie Cameron

Jackie Cameron made her first biscuits under the watchful eyes of her grandmothers and it was in their kitchens that she came to understand the special relationship between food and family. She pays tribute to these early influences by including some of their cherished recipes in Baking with Jackie Cameron.

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