The 2010 Sunday Times
Food Awards winners were announced on October 7, following a thrilling two-day
cook off at the South African
Chefs Association’s Southern Sun Centre for Culinary Excellence, Johannesburg.
The Food Awards, in
association with Foodcorp, are made up of four competitions, all of which
received a record number of entries this year.
Jodi-Ann Pearton of the Food Design Agency now holds the title
of 2010 Sunday Times Chef of the Year, Julia Hattingh from The Restaurant at
The Waterkloof triumphed as the Young Chef of the Year, Silwood School of
Cookery won the Chef School Challenge and Lucas
Ntsele from the Michelangelo Hotel in Sandton was honoured as the first
recipient of the Sunday Times Stalwart of the Kitchen Award.
Sunday Times and Foodcorp were thrilled to introduce
the new Stalwart of the Kitchen category. The competition was introduced to
recognise the large group of chefs in South Africa over the age of 35 who may
have no formal qualification, yet are found working very hard in kitchens all
over the country.
Six finalist school teams competed in the Chef School
Challenge cook offs. All
teams were given a mystery basket of ingredients that were compulsory to use in
their three-course menu. T
Silwood School of Cookery in Cape Town cemented their outstanding
reputation in the industry by taking the title for the third year in a row.
This year’s Young Chef finalists all reigned from Cape
Town, with Julia Hattingh walking
away with R20 000 and a Weber Q220 valued at R4 999.
The winner of the Stalwart of the Kitchen Category, Ntsele, received R10 000 plus a Weber
Q220 valued at R4 999.
The winner of the Sunday Times Chef of the Year 2010, Pearton
received R50 000 and a Weber
Q300 valued at R5 999.