Do you want to be the next Jamie Oliver, Luke Dale-Roberts, Margot Janse or Reuben Riffel? If so, the 2013 TASTE Eat Out Bursary is up for grabs and Woolworths TASTE is calling for all budding chefs to apply. A one-year scholarship to Silwood Cookery School in Cape Town will serve up the opportunity for one young chef to leap towards culinary greatness. The winner of the bursary will be announced at the Eat Out DStv Food Network Restaurant Awards on 10 November 2013, at The Lookout at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront.
“A great chef is someone who has learnt the basics, and then breaks the rules with out-of-the-box thinking to stand out from the rest. It takes absolute dedication and commitment,” says Abigail Donnelly, Woolworths TASTE food editor and Eat Out editor.
The bursary programme has been running successfully for seven years, acknowledging and assisting the talented cooks out there with limited resources who just need a helping hand to get on the road to chefdom. The aim of the bursary programme is to help launch more rising stars like Damien, who is clearly going places.
Donnelly offered some advice to applicants: “You may be a food fanatic, but tomorrow’s chef will also need to be able to envision a stronger culinary industry for South Africa. We want young chefs who are just as committed to nurturing the greater community as they are to having their name at the top of a menu.”
So, if you see your future in a chef’s apron, download the application form on the Woolworths TASTE website www.tastemag.co.za. If you have any trouble downloading the form, or have any questions, please email email@example.com or call Samantha Charles at TASTE magazine on (021) 417-1111. Once completed, applicants can email their application to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax it to 021 417 1243 or post it to Woolworths TASTE, New Media House, 19 Bree Street, Cape Town, 8001