Awards | The Chef School

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Since the school was established, we have encouraged students to take the chance to compete in culinary competitions. This is the ideal way to rate your skills in a group of your peers, and the pressure of top competition is a proving ground for fine chefs who must cope with the demands of discerning customers the world over.

We have made it to the finals of the Unilever Chef of the Year competition, arguably the country’s most prestigious culinary competition, every year since 2006, and placed many times. Other national competitions have also brought a string of successes to our students, who build on their skills and experience each time they participate.

2017 Winner - Huletts Sweet Young Chef

First and Second - SAAGA Chef School Competition

2016 Winner, Second AND Third Unilever South African Chef Of The Year – Junior

Winner - Hansa Pilsner Best Pilsner Light Award SAB Intervarsity Brewing Competition in our first time ever at this invitation-only event.

Winner and ALL four places SA Avo Growers Association Chef School Challenge

Finalist - Senior and Junior - McCain's Tribute to Taste

TOP TEN WORLD FINALIST representing South Africa at Délifrance Sandwich World Cup, Paris

2015 Winner Unilever South African Chef Of The Year - Senior

Winner Unilever South African Chef Of The Year – Canapés

Second Place – Unilever South African Chef Of The Year – Juniors

Winner Goldcrest Young Chef Of The Year

Second Place – Huletts Sweet Young Chef

Gold Medal - Cake International London

Two out of four finalists – McCains Tribute to Taste

Four out of 8 finalists – Goldcrest Young Chef of the Year

Two finalist - South African Avo Growers Association National Competition

2014 2 Gold Medals, 1 Silver Medal at Birmingham International Cake Show

National Youth Chef Training Programme (NYCTP) Top Achieving Training Provider Nationally

2013 Winner City & Guilds Skills Challenge

NYCTP Top Achiever Diploma Student

NYCTP Top Achiever Pastry Student

Gold Medal Birmingham Cake Show

2012 NYCTP Top Achieving Training Provider Nationally
2011 First and Second - Hudson & Knight National Junior Baking competition

Winner – Unilever South African Junior Chef of the Year

NYCTP Top Achieving Training Provider Nationally

South African Pastry Chef of the Year

2010 Winner - South African Junior Chef of the Year

Winner - Inter-schools challenge

2009 Winner - City & Guilds Skills Challenge

Winner – Unilever South African Junior Chef of the Year

2008 City & Guilds Skills Challenge

Inter-school Challenge

Winner – Unilever South African Junior Chef of the Year

International Gold Medal for Excellence – City & Guilds

2007 First, Second and Third - Goldcrest Young Chef of the Year

Winner – Unilever South African Junior Chef of the Year

2006 Winner Sunday Times Chef School Challenge

Winner - Unilever South African Junior Chef of the Year