Rikus Grobler | Oct 18, 2017 | 0
Chefs Association to cook up a storm in Greece
The young and talented Jo-Andri Pretorius is cooking in the Finals of the Hans Bueschkens Global Chefs Challenge for Junior Chefs under the age of 25 on 23 September. She got awarded a wild card to compete during the semi finals in Abu Dhabi in December 2015.
She impressed the international judges with her talent focusing on beautiful, tasty plates of food.
Chef David Thomas as her mentor and assistant will accompany her to Greece.
“It is a huge challenge to practice your competition food in Namibia and then you have to go to a strange country and try and source the ingredients you know, “ she said.
Pretorius will have to prepare 6 servings of her three course meal in three hours under the watchful eyes of the kitchen judges.
Sanet Prinsloo and David Thomas will also represent the country at the 38th Worldchefs Congress set for Thessaloniki, Greece, where valuable friendships are formed.
Thomas will also attend an International Judging Course in Thessaloniki, which will enable him to judge international competitions and also train local chefs on the finer points that the judges look for in competitions.
During the congress a new Worldchefs Presidential Team will be voted and Sanet, President of NCA, is in charge voting on behalf of the NCA.
Meanwhile, the association said that donations or support will only go towards the Young Chefs Challenges that continues in December with our participation on invitation only with a team of 8 young chefs and helpers at the Alen Thong Young Chefs Coffee Pot Challenge in Abu Dhabi. There our team is competing against Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sweden, UAE, Lesotho, South Africa and China.