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City and Guilds Skills Challenge


This is an exciting annual student competition aimed at all the City & Guilds and SACA registered Training Providers. Students from these Schools must pair up with a lecturer and compete over three days across a range of different sections to find the pair with the best basic skills. Your skill and knowledge of the Culinary Industry will be put to test against other students at the same level.
This is a competition that challenges students and lecturers to the basic knife skills, deboning fish, pasta-making, filleting, vegetable cuts and traditional omelette making. The students will be rigorously tested over each day of the show. Each morning will bring with it a different and exciting challenge. The winning School receives a floating trophy and R5000 cash, so take up the challenge and show the judges what you’ve learnt!
The competition is open to all SACA accredited and registered further or higher education hospitality / Culinary Training Providers in South Africa.
The 2011 winning School was Silwood Kitchen, based in Rondebosch, Cape Town and was represented by Marijke Duminy and Nik Tonglet. They were up against stiff competition like Prue Leith Chefs Academy (represented by Imke Meintjies and Andrew Nicholson), HTA School of Culinary Art (Megin Meikle and Kylie Debbo), and 1000 Hills Chef School (Amy Edwards and Walkin Froise).
This competition will take place at Hostex 2012 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 15 to 17 May. See below for dates and further information on the Student Skills Challenge. For more information on this competition contact Nicholas Sarnadas at

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