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And the winners of the Sunday Times Food Awards 2011 are …



Sunday Times Food Awards 2011 Winners

The Sunday Times Food Awards 2011 winners were announced last week Thursday, 6 October at the Foodcorp Innovation Centre’s, 7th Floor in Cape Town.

And without further ado, this year’s winners are:

- Chef of the Year: Wynand van Rooyen of the Mount Nelson Hotel’s Planet Restaurant, Cape Town (back row, right)

- Young Chef of the Year: Ashleigh Heeger from The Test Kitchen by Luke Dale Roberts at the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock, Cape Town (front row, right)

- Chef School Challenge Winners: Megin Meikle and Darren O’ Donovan from HTA Culinary School of Art in Randburg, Johannesburg (front row, left and back row, middle respectively)

- Stalwart of the Kitchen: Delvin Reck from Scotty’s Restaurant and Bar in Plettenberg Bay (back row, right)

Nataniel and fabzilicious at the Sunday Times Food Awards 2011

Three personal highlights for me were meeting one of my South African idols Nataniël, who was one of the best MC’s I’ve ever had the pleasure of watching and listening to (he’s freaking hilarious!); meeting some of Cape Town’s most prominent food and wine bloggers such as Relax with Dax, Batonage, Drizzle and Dip, Squashed Tomato and Food and the Fabulous; and the amaaaaaazing chocolate ice cream and chocolate, fudge brownie sundae I devoured at the end of the evening.

*wipes corners of mouth*

Thank you to Ogilvy PR Cape Town for the invite!

Ask and ye shall receive

Roxanne asked me to make her moist chocolate cake with a gooey caramel centre … just because.

And I obliged by baking my signature chocolate muffins with gooey caramel centres. YUM!

I may be biased but I can say they were simply fabzilicious.

The chocolate icing was a tad too sweet but admittedly I haven’t made icing in forever so I’m a little out of practice.

The stars and hearts were added … umm … just because. I felt like playing with sugar paste and food colouring.

 

Midnight snack

What do you do when you’re feeling like a choc-chip chocolate muffin at 10 o’clock in the evening?

You make them from scratch, of course!

There’s nothing more scrumptious than a warm choc-chip chocolate muffin accompanied by a cup of hot cocoa, a comfy couch, DVD and nowhere to go on a stormy night … bliss *sigh*