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SA Chefs Climb Kilimanjaro

A team of six veteran South African chefs with a combined collection of 20 gold medals won in culinary competitions climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the first World Chefs Tour Against Hunger (WCTAH) and in a bid to raise funds to feed hungry children.

The team departed on 10 August 2013, successfully summited the mountain and returned on 18 August 2013.
The South African Chefs Association congratulates our adventurers on such
a fantastic achievement!


Donations for this cause are still open and the money goes towards WCTAH to continue the good work that is being
done throughout the country.

Amount of money raised to date: R211 045 


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Six SA Chefs Climb Kilimanjaro against hunger


What do six chefs, one famous mountain, 20 gold medals and thousands of hungry children have in common? The ‘Chefs Climb Kilimanjaro Against Hunger’ Challenge – with an end goal of raising R500 000 for  the World Chefs Tour Against Hunger Fund.

A team of six veteran South African chefs with a combined collection of 20 gold medals won in culinary competitions, will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the first World Chefs Tour Against Hunger and in a bid to raise funds to feed hungry children.

Under the auspices of the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS), the South African Chefs Association (SACA) and patron and founder of WCTAH, Dr Bill Gallagher (Honourary Life President of WACS and Honourary Life President of SACA), the six chefs will travel to Kenya to climb 5 895m to the summit of the highest mountain in Africa. This is the first time in the 80+ year history of WACS that a group of such decorated chefs has been assembled to undertaken this harrowing and physically challenging attempt.

Leaving their chefs hats and aprons behind, the six chefs – Heinz Brunner (Honourary Member of WACS and Honourary Life President of SACA), Martin Kobald (Immediate Past President of SACA and current Chairman of WACS World Without Borders), Glynn Sinclair and Manfred Reinhart (decorated competition chefs and owners of Sinclair’s Signature Specialities), Jeff Schueremans (former Director of SACA and past national team member) and Fritz Flatscher (pastry chef extraordinaire and owner of Café Mozart and Springbok Chef) – will spend six days on the climb and decent of the Machame route on Mount Kilimanjaro in August. The team are currently putting themselves through a rigorous training schedule to ensure that they are physically fit and have built up the endurance necessary for this challenging expedition.

Fundraising for World Chefs Tour Against Hunger will be achieved through corporate sponsorships of these decorated chefs’ Kilimanjaro climb, as well as through public donations. “The public can get involved by making donations to the fund, and our goal is to raise R100 per metre of the climb, which will result in a final donation of R589 500,” says Heinz Brunner, leader of the World Chefs Tour Against Hunger Kilimanjaro expedition.

The team departs South Africa on 10 August and returns – hopefully with half a million rand in the World Chefs Tour Against Hunger coffers – on 18 August. To follow their progress, go to www.saca.co.za or www.facebook.com/World Chefs Tour Against Hunger 2011.

To support the cause, contact Bridget Gunner on 011-482-7250 or wctah@saca.co.za.

Alternatively, you can donate money into the WCTAH bank account. Please use Kili as a reference and please email wctah@saca.co.za to let us know that you have deposited money, so that we can thank you!

The bank details are:
Account name: South African Chefs Association
Bank: Nedbank
Branch code: 198765
Acc number: 1008244279