South African cuisine chefs competition for UK based chefs under 25 years.
It’s your chance to showcase your culinary skills in this year’s South African Cuisine Young Chef of the Year! 2017 competition and win the experience of a lifetime in South Africa.
To enter, you must be either a UK-based student or chef already working in industry, up to the age of 25.
The first stage requires you to create a three-course meal, using South African fruit in each course, for two covers. You must provide us with details of ingredients, method and a colour photograph for each dish. This can be sent to us via post or email.
Each course must feature one fruit from the list below. You must use a different fruit in each course:
South African varieties of apples: Granny Smith, Pink Lady, Royal Gala, Golden Delicious
South African varieties of pears: Forelle, Williams, Packham’s, Beurre Bosc
South African varieties of plums: Flavor King, Laetitia, Songold (yellow), African Pride
South African peaches and nectarines
‘Rainbow cuisine’ is often used to describe South African cuisine due to its variety of sources and stages. We encourage all entrants to research South African cooking to help inspire your creations and demonstrate an understanding of South African flavours.