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Twelve Apostles Chef Captains South African Culinary Team

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Cape Town, South Africa – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle Magazine

The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa is proud to announce their newly appointed and esteemed Executive Chef Henrico Grobbelaar will Captain the South Africa Team competing in the Culinary World Cup 2010 at the 11th ‘Salon International du vin de la Gastronomie’ (International Gastronomy Show) – EXPOGAST 2010 in Luxembourg from 20th to 24th November. Joined by the Hotel’s legendary Pastry Chef, Peter Gyorgyicsek, their selection in the Culinary Team South Africa affirms the Hotels reputation as gourmet par excellence as the only establishment to have two Chef’s represented in the team.

The international culinary contest organized by Villeroy & Boch every 4 years, is rated as the second biggest culinary competition in the world. This four-day event includes some 2,300 competing chefs from 51 nations presenting a global view of culinary art to the public. There are 25 National Teams, 10 National Military Teams, 10 National Junior Teams, 10 Collective Catering Teams as well as individual chefs and confectioners that compete in this outstanding culinary event. An international jury, comprising professional chefs from all over the world, will judge the various works and will award the bronze, silver and gold medals. The best teams and individuals in each category will be awarded with the Culinary World Cup.

Comments Grobbelaar, “It’s an incredible opportunity to be part of this team and to expose South Africa as a culinary destination. An exceptional food and wine experience is something we pride ourselves on throughout the Red Carnation Hotel Collection, including our three South African five star hotels – Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat and The Oyster Box. Valuable training such as this while gaining insight and tips on international culinary trends and nutrition helps us to bring that knowledge back to all our Chefs, which in turn raises standards at all our Hotels.”

The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa is a peaceful sanctuary which stands in a class of its own, showcasing splendid luxury, passionate service, generous hospitality and exceptional value. Nestled at the edge of the world, amongst indigenous flora and mountain trails, with staggering views of the majestic Twelve Apostles mountain range and the Atlantic Ocean, this five star hotel in Cape Town is recognized and awarded as the No. 1 Hotel in Cape Town (Travel + Leisure magazine World’s Best hotels 2010) and voted No. 1 Hotel in South Africa (Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Family Hotels Awards 2010). Only five minutes from Camps Bay and 15 minutes from the City Centre and Waterfront, guests can experience the best of both world – vibrant Cape Town, and a haven of natural beauty. Facilities include 70 sea and mountain facing bedrooms and suites including the Presidential Suite, one sea and one mountain facing pool, the award-winning Spa; Azure restaurant, The Café Grill, the Leopard Bar, a 16-seater private cinema, helipad, complimentary shuttle transfers to and from the V&A Waterfront, and is an exceptional setting for special occasions, corporate events and spectacular weddings. The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa is a part of Red Carnation, one of the most celebrated family-run boutique hotel collections for service excellence in the world, and a member of Leading Small Hotels of the World.

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