Tiger Brands Chefs of the Future For
The Great South African Cookbook
On June 16 1976, South African youth rose up against an inhumane system of government. This year almost 22 years after South Africa attained its freedom and democracy, the youth of South Africa – armed with skills, knowledge and pure determination – will be called upon to face yet another challenge, rising up to shape a better future, says Bridgitte Backman, Group Executive for Corporate Affairs and Sustainability at Tiger Brands.
Tiger Brands, South Africa’s largest food producer, will host the culmination of a youth talent search which took the scouts across all the nine provinces to select 10 finalists from some of the country’s TVET (Technical Vocational Eduction and Training) colleges. The final winner will be determined through a Cookout Competition. The competition will see these 10 determined young minds go head-to-head where the winner will be crowned at an evening Gala Dinner which will be attended by 100 guests including Tiger Brands Executives, The Nelson Mandela Foundation partners as well as local Government Officials at Constitution Hill on June 16.
FINALIST NUMBER 9
SEBULA CHRISTOPH SEBUSI
CAPRICORN COLLEGE FOR TVET, POLOKWANE, LIMPOPO
I enjoy cooking for my mother and the people I love. While still studying hospitality at Capricorn College, I was selected to cook for the premier of Limpopo Province as part of a student showcase at a government function. The experience taught me that I can thrive under pressure. In a state of complete panic, I was able to create an inspired dish.
FINALIST NUMBER 10
DIMAKATSO YOLANDA TAU
GOLDFIELDS TVET COLLEGE, WELKOM, FREE STATE
I come from a family with modest means. I relish the challenge of creating special dishes with limited ingredients because it forces me to think creatively. My 12-year-old brother is my designated ‘MasterChef’ who reviews all my dishes and often gets to sample variations of my lamb shank recipes. His young age means he always gives me very honest feedback!