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SA restaurants awarded with stars for the first time in 2022 Eat Out Woolworths Restaurant Awards!


The Eat Out Restaurant Awards were held for the first time in three years today, an eagerly awaited event, given the impact of the Lockdown on the restaurant industry, and the change in the restaurant awards system, restaurants no longer ranked, but rated with 1, 2 or 3 stars.

It was a surprise to read a year ago that Eat Out would reintroduce its Awards this year, and that Abigail Donnelly was heading up the judging for the awards again, after an absence of a number of years. Continue reading →

MasterChef SA Season 4 Week 3: Top 10 contestants, tomatoes, cake, honey and abalone on the menu!






The MasterChef SA Kitchen is getting hotter and hotter, and sadly three more contestants were eliminated in the past week.

During the past week a guest chef and a guest baker came to visit, and new challenges were set to the Kitchen Cook contestants. Continue reading →

Chef Callan Austin wins international 2019 – 2021 S. Pellegrino Young Chef Academy Award Young Chef Award for Social Responsibilty, only SA winner!


Chef Callan Austin of Chefs Warehouse Tintswalo won the S.Pellegrino Young Chef Award for Social Responsibility at the Grand Finale of the S. Pellegrino Young Chef Academy Competition  2019 – 2021 in Milan this past weekend. His dish was named ‘The Ghost Net’.

Chef Paul Prinsloo was a Finalist in the Young Chef Academy Award, one of ten chefs. The overall winner was Chef  Jerome Ianmark Calayag, representing the UK and Northern Europe.

Chef Marcus Gericke is the Head Chef at Le Coin Français in Franschhoek, and  was a Finalist in the Fine Dining Lovers Food for Thought Award 2021 for his ‘Remembrance’ dish of a Quail consommé. Continue reading →

South African Restaurants make the World Culinary Awards shortlist, including Utopia Cape Town!


For the second year running the World Culinary Awards are being held, celebrating and rewarding excellence. It is a sister event of World Travel Awards.

The 2021 finalists of the World’s Culinary Awards for the African and all other Continents have been announced, an award program which has stretched over the year, culminating in the announcement of the winners on 7 November.

Some of South Africa’s Best restaurants have been nominated, competing against the top Restaurants in Africa. These include Utopia Cape Town,  Wolfgat in Paternoster, Chefs Warehouse at Tintswalo Atlantic, Himitsu at Camps Bay Retreat, and Life Grand Café, all from the Western Cape. Continue reading →