Welcome World! Durban is getting into gear to host the prestigious International Jeunes Chefs Rôtisseurs competition. Young chefs, national winners from member countries, all over the globe will be showcasing their culinary skills and wow an international panel of judges from 2 to 7 September 2014. And Durban is just the city to host an international event of this stature.
Sparkling white beaches…from the pristine beauty of the Umhlanga beach, on the North Coast, right down to the exquisite Amanzimtoti beach, on the South Coast…Durban is every tourist’s dream with wonderful attractions such as uShaka Marine World, Craft Markets, Rickshaw rides, Boat charters, entertainment complexes, excellent hotels and the very best restaurants to choose from.
In a setting like Durban this year’s International Jeunes Chefs Rôtisseurs competition is destined to be the highlight in many young chefs’ careers. With a profound respect for the values and traditions of cuisine and fine dining, the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs encourages and supports the training of young chefs worldwide through our International Jeunes Chefs Rôtisseurs Competition. This annual event offers young chefs the opportunity to demonstrate their culinary skills in a competitive environment with their peers. It also allows the ‘Jeunes Chefs’ to showcase their talent and creativity in an international arena.
From 2 to 7 September 2014 representatives of 24 countries will be competing in the International Jeunes Chefs Rôtisseurs competition in Durban. September is Tourism month in South Africa which makes Durban the ideal place to host the competition. What better place than in this vibrant city with its mixture of cultures and cosmopolitan feel?
The competition is open to chefs up to 27 years of age with less than five years professional experience. Competitors must be working in one of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs member establishments, and have won their country’s national competition before competing at the international level. Competitors will again be challenged with a mystery basket filled with challenging and wonderful ingredients. All of this will be made possible by sponsors such as Unilever, Le Cordon Bleu institute, Bragard (chefs clothing), Wüsthof (knives for all International winners) and Chefs Hat inc.
This international competition is surely the highlight on the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs’ calendar and Chaîne des Rôtisseurs South Africa is proud to be the hosts of this year’s event!
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