For the first time in South Africa the Chefs Theatre will take place during Africa Hospitality Week 2018. For three days selected teams from the nation‘s leading hotels will compete at this showcase event in front of thousands of visitors.
The tournament is brought to you by The World Association of Chefs’ Societies (WACS) and dmg events, organiser of the continent‘s premier hospitality and F&B shows.
Six-member teams are made up of a team manager, four chefs, a team captain and at least one pastry chef. Their challenge is to prepare a three-course menu from pre-specified local foods and ingredients. And at least 20 per cent of the preparation must be done on the day.
This is head-to-head competition and each heat will see two teams compete in fully- appointed kitchens, purpose-built at the exhibition venue.
Judges score for mise-en-place, culinary skills, presentation and, of course, taste. But points will be deducted for anything less than a pristine kitchen after service.
And once the judges have sampled the final menu, the prepared meals will be served to groups of VIP guests at the specially designed Pizazz restaurant in the heart of the exhibition hall.
The Chefs Theatre challenge runs all three days at Africa‘s premier hospitality event from June 24-26 in Johannesburg.
Africa Hospitality Week 2018 brings together The Hotel Show Africa, iHost and Africa‘s Big 7. The cup winning team will be named at a special presentation on the final day.