This year, the first FOOD XX Symposium and Awards: Womxn in Food, driven by Studio H food design agency, was held in Cape Town. The event is a platform that delivers inspiring content for women by women in the South African food and drinks industry, creating a space where women in the industry can have much-needed conversations and provide support and advice. The Awards recognised a number of women in different sectors of the industry and Chef Jackie Cameron, owner of Jackie Cameron School of Food & wine, was recognised for the Food Educator Award.

“Opening my culinary school and being responsible for the futures of young aspiring chefs has been a daunting yet satisfying task,” say Cameron. “I am thrilled to have been recognised by FOOD XX for my efforts and I look forward to seeing my students succeed, in whichever avenue they choose, in this demanding yet rewarding industry.”

The awards honoured a number of women in the industry, each of whom are making an impact in their respective fields – here’s the full list:

  • Woolworths Giving Back Award — Margot Janse of Isabelo
  • Front of House Award — Gosia Zielińska, Sommelier at The Pot Luck Club
  • In the Kitchen Award — Karen Dudley of The Kitchen
  • Alcohol Award – Lucy Beard, distiller Hope on Hopkins
  • Burger King Fresh Voices in Food Award — Ishay Govender-Ypma
  • Woolworths Farming Award — Mokgadi Mabela, bee keeper and founder of Native Nosi
  • Krone Entrepreneurs Award — Hilda Adams, fisherwoman, activist and founder of Weskus Mandjie
  • Food Stylists Award — Caro De Waal
  • Food Heritage Award — Mpho Tshukudu and Anna Trapido
  • Food Educator Award — Jackie Cameron of Jackie Cameron School of Food & Wine
  • Spier Sustainability Award — Roushanna Gray of Veld and Sea
  • Woolworths Future Food Award — Zayaan Khan
  • Bakers Award – Nikki Albertyn of LionHeart
  • Secret Ingredient Award – Brigitte Lilley of Jason Bakery
  • Food Icon Award — Dorah Sitole
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