The Unilever Food Solutions Chef of the Year competition will be taking place on the 5th of September. After closely fought regional competitions, the chefs that will be taking part in the finals are:

Senior Finalists
Kirstin Hellemann – Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
Juan Neethling – Southern Sun Waterfront
Terror Molebeli Lekopa – InterContinental Sandton Towers
Coovashan Pillay – Protea Hotels by Marriott OR Tambo Airport
Jaid Jhala – 1000 Hills Chef School
Siphiwo Dandala – Butlers Hillcrest

Junior Finalists
Praise God Sihle Zuma – Sun Square Gardens Cape Town
Biance de Gois – Creation Wines, Hermanus
Sibusiso Skosana – Saxon Hotel Villas and Spa
Kabelo Molosiwa – The Capital on the Park
Josh Utah Green – 1000 Hills Chef School
Shaista Anoop – 1000 Hills Chef School

Team of 4 Finalists

2. Capitol Caterers

Cape Town:
1. Laduma Caterers
2. Western Province Caterers

1. Department of Correctional Services Boksburg
2. Feedem Group

The judges who’ll be making the tough decisions on the day are:

Senior Chef of the Year Judges
Jackie Cameron – Jackie Cameron School of Food and Wine
Tony Kocke – Fairmont Zimbali Resort
James Khoza – Tsogo Sun Sandton

Junior Chef of the Year Judges
Xanthos Giannakopoulos – Chef Consultant
Dion Vengatass – Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
Kevin Joseph – The Oyster Box

Team of 4 Chef of the Year Judges

Deon Kemp – Butlers Hillcrest
Nardia Adams – Fudart
Ash Heeger – Riverine Rabbit