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 7
MAGDALENE JEANETTE GREEFF
NCR TVET COLLEGE, DE AAR, NORTHERN CAPE
As far back as I can remember, I wanted to be a chef. Cooking has always come naturally to me, so it wasn’t a hard decision to choose a career in hospitality. I’m fully prepared to put in the long hours it takes to become a professional chef. I know that hard work and perseverance will bring me success in the long run.
FINALIST NUMBER 8
ORBIT TVET MANKWE, MANKWE, NORTH WEST
It was while I was volunteering at a local hotel that I developed my passion for cooking. I now work there as a part-time chef. My mum is definitely one of my biggest fans. Every Christmas my family asks me to make my coffee chocolate cake. There’s something in it for just about everyone. It satisfies my father’s love of coffee and my younger sisters’ insatiable chocolate cravings.