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Awards

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.

2018

Winner and Second Place

Unilever Junior Chef Of The Year

Winner

2018 Peppadew® Young Chefs Culinary Challenge

Second Place

Huletts Sweet Young Chef

Second Place

SAAGA Chef School Competition

One of Six Finalists

Unilever Senior Chef Of The Year

2017

Winner

Huletts Sweet Young Chef

Winner and Second Place

SAAGA Chef School Competition

2016

Winner, Second AND Third Place

Unilever South African Junior Chef Of The Year

Winner

Hansa Pilsner Best Pilsner Light Award

SAB Intervarsity Brewing Competition

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 of Four Finalists

McCains Tribute to Taste

Four of Eight Finalists

Goldcrest Young Chef of the Year

Two Finalists

South African Avo Growers Association National Competition

2014

2 Gold Medals, 1 Silver Medal

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

Winner and Second Place

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

Winner, Second and Third Places

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