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Sunday Times Food Awards

Top chefs from an array of categories were announced this week.

08 Oct 2010
Sujnday Times food awards

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.

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