2016 is set to be a busy year, with both the Olympics and the Culinary Olympics happening just a few months apart. Although the sports kits for athletes differ depending on the type of sport being played, culinary enthusiasts have a team of men and women in chef’s whites. The world’s most prestigious culinary battle deserves only the best of everything; fortunately, Sun International has come on board again as a sponsor for Junior Culinary Team SA.
The Palace at Sun City
is sponsoring a full chef’s uniform for the six Team members and their Coach, Klaus Beckmann. This sponsorship is in conjunction with culinary and hospitality apparel specialist – and another sponsor of the Junior team – Maestro Chef. Since April 2016, a second property within Sun International, The Maslow, has also sponsored accommodation on a monthly basis for out-of-town Team members from Durban.
There are many costs involved in providing the necessary training and competition opportunities for team members. As a non-profit company, the SA Chefs Association relies heavily on the support of sponsors to establish and manage the team effectively. Sun International has been a long-standing patron of the SA Chefs Association and with this sponsorship joins the esteemed list of fellow sponsors. These sponsors include Bosasa, Ecolab, Sir Juice, Turn ‘n Slice, Maestro Chef and Braeside Butchery.
“We are excited to support these promising chefs as the team who will be representing South Africa. As a lifestyle destination we are always looking at new trends and talent in the culinary industry as we strive to be at helm of innovation,” says Nicholas Froneman, The Palace Executive Chef.
For the past two years, the young chefs in the Junior Team have been very busy honing their skills and sharpening their knives as they prepare to showcase their skills against the world’s best. This sponsorship will no doubt help them focus on the task at hand as they move one step closer towards gastronomic gold.
The IKA Culinary Olympics is happening in in Erfurt Germany from 22 to 25 October 2016.