South Africa, they did it at the IKA Culinary Olympics!

They’ve done it YET AGAIN!!! Join us in congratulating our Junior South African Culinary Team on achieving a Bronze medal in the Alen Thong Golden Coffee Pot Youth Chefs Challenge! Chefs, you have once again made our country proud! WELL DONE! Thank you to EVERYONE who has supported our young team of exeptionally talented Chefs!!!

Rising stars of the food industry represented their countries on the international culinary circuit thanks to the new Alen Thong Golden Coffee Pot Young Chef Challenge hosted at SIAL Middle East between 5 – 7 December.

Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Sial is adding yet another gem to its crown with the new competition, which will see nine teams of five professional young chefs compete for the coveted accolade.

The competition will welcome entrants from China, Germany, Hong Kong, Lesotho, Namibia, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden and the UAE.

Three teams went head-to-head each day, creating a mouthwatering menu of internationally-themed dishes including a cold salad, appetizer, plated hot main course and dessert buffet for forty people. The food was assessed by nine respected World Association of Chefs’ Societies (WACS) international culinary judges who have collaborated to appoint the winning team.

The Alen Thong Golden Coffee Pot Young Chef Challenge, is organised by the Abu Dhabi chapter of the Emirates Culinary Guild in collaboration with the World Association of Chefs’ Societies.


(Overall winners):

  • Gold Medal: Singapore
  • First Runner-up:  Hong Kong
  • Third Place: United Arab Emirates

Other awards:

  • Bronze Medal: South Africa
  • Certification of Participation: Namibia
  • Certification of Participation: Lesotho
  • Safety & Hygiene: Silver medal – Germany

sdvfdbdfSome of the culinary creations presented by the South African team.






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