Two Tsogo Sun executive chefs and one Tsogo Sun culinary team of four will be competing in next week’s finals of the prestigious 2015 Unilever Food Solutions Chef of the Year competition, taking place on 10 September in Umhlanga, Durban.
SunSquare Cape Town executive chef, Shaun Bruce, and Southern Sun Waterfront executive development chef, Henrico Grobbelaar, were selected as finalists in the “Senior Chef of the Year” category. Shaun Munro (Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani executive chef), Clinton Bonhomme (Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani executive sous chef), Prenolan Naidoo (Grill Jichana executive sous chef) and Justin Sewpershad (Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani bar manager) are the Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani finalists in the “Team of Four – Bring Your Best” category.
The finalists were selected after submitting recipes for a starter, main course and dessert and then taking part in an exciting mystery box cook-off in their regions. The competition finals on 10 September are set to be a hotly contested affair with a World Association of Chefs’ Societies-accredited judge overseeing the judging procedure.
“This leading competition has given our Tsogo Sun finalists the opportunity to showcase their talent and innovation, and the contribution they are making to culinary excellence in the food services industry. We look forward to proudly supporting them in the finals”, said Kevin Page, Director of Development at Tsogo Sun.