The Hurst Campus, South Africa’s only Paul Bocuse internationally accredited tertiary training centre for young culinary and hospitality management talent, will make its debut at the annual Good Food & Wine Show in Cape Town this year. Ronan Boucher, popular chef and lecturer at its hip and happening’ Cape winelands campus will join his students and the star-studded line-up of celebrity chefs presenting workshops and demonstrations at the show’s Real Food Theatre sponsored by Woolworths. Here hands-on cooking workshops and demonstrations will be presented throughout the show, with a very topical focus on natural sustainable ingredients, and an emphasis on awareness of where one’s food comes from.
Chef Boucher and The Hurst Campus will take the floor to end the show on a high note on Sunday 26 May at 16:30. Twenty four participants will be given the opportunity to explore their ‘inner chef’ by cooking up three delicious seafood dishes with Chef Boucher in front of a ‘live’ audience. From sea, and farm to table, high quality ingredients have been sourced from reputable local suppliers, and all produce meets the stringent sustainability guidelines that are an integral part of the ethos of The Hurst Campus.
During the preparation of his three mouth-watering dishes: Chargrilled Line Fish Fillet with papaya salsa, buttered spring onions and pumpkin tortellini; melt-in-the-mouth Norwegian Salmon Gravlax; and Seafood Casserole brimming with a mouth-watering medley of prawns, mussels, line fish and calamari; this talented chef and teacher will be showcasing the specialist training that has shaped the careers of many South African chefs. These include celebrity chefs like Chris Erasmus of Pierneef La Motte Restaurant in Franschhoek, and Tiaan van Greunen, the Executive Chef at Reubens at the Robertson Small Hotel, who are both among the alumni of The Hurst Campus. Bookings for the 60-minute demo can be made through Computicket or go to http://www.goodfoodandwineshow.co.za for bookings and more details about the Good Food & Wine Show.
At 42, Irish-born Boucher has notched up more than 21 years of experience at Five Star establishments such as the Westbury and Savoy Hotels in London, and the Park Hotel Virginia near Dublin in Ireland, where his responsibilities included training and grading students for the catering industry. He joined the teaching team at The Hurst Campus in 2009, and has since earned a reputation as an intuitive and caring mentor, with a wonderful sense of humour to boot.
The Hurst Campus, previously known as The Culinary Academy, is recognised as a leader on the African continent, and was recently selected to join an elite group of top Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts schools and Universities across the world, as the first African member of the World Wide Alliance of the famous Institut Paul Bocuse. This has opened up invaluable networking opportunities for students, along with the chance to further evolve, grow and improve their skills to internationally accepted standards by way of its global exchange programme. The introduction of a new Diploma in Hospitality Management, set to be introduced in 2014, that will equip students with one of the best all-round industry qualifications available, is yet another reason why this hospitality school is smoking hot and cooking in the winelands!
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