Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Springbok Culinary Team aims for gold at Olympics in Germany

Soweto, South Africa
Hey guyzies, this past Saturday we got a chance to spend the 
day with South African Culinary Olympic team as they head for the 25th IKA Culinary Olympics 
in Stuttgart, Germany, from 14 to 19 February, under the auspices of the SA Chefs Association.

Team SA is headed by Trevor Boyd, Team Manager and Executive Chef of
The Michelangelo Hotel; with team members: 
Dion Vengatass, Chef de Cuisine, 
Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel (Team Captain); 
and Kirstin Hellemann, Junior Sous Chef, Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, both of whom have past 
Culinary Olympic experience – and Olympic newcomers, Adrian Vigus-Brown, 
Executive Chef, African Pride Melrose Arch, 

Autograph Collection; Chanté Rabie, Pastry Chef, Saxton Hotel, Villas & Spa; Bradley van Niekerk, 
Senior Chef de Partie, Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia; Oscar Baard, Pastry Chef, 
NH Cape Town The Lord Charles; and Sifiso Chiziane (commis chef, African Pride Melrose Arch,
Autograph Collection & National Youth Chef Training Programme 3rd year student).
The 2020 IKA Culinary Olympics will attract over 70 countries and 2 000 chefs competing in 
the oldest and biggest international culinary arts competition, first held in 1900 with four participating nations.
The Springbok squad will compete in two categories; the Chef’s Table, 
entailing seven different dishes for twelve people on 16 February, 
and the Restaurant of Nations, a three-course menu for 110 people on 18 February. 

For more information on the Springbok Culinary team, visit www.sachefs.co.za.

To join the Supporters Club, send your name, phone number and email address to communications@saca.co.za.

To follow on Twitter or Facebook – CulinaryTeamSA. - https://web.facebook.com/CulinaryTeamSA/?_rdc=1&_rdr
Good luck guys, and make SA proud. 

*Edit 19 February 2020
The team won 3 bronze medals.

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