Renowned international chefs will descend on Johannesburg to cook alongside South Africa’s finest talent for charity: Chefs who Share – the ART of Giving.

This exciting concept with a series of events, now in its fourth year, will be taking place in September 2016 for the first time in Johannesburg and includes participation of Swiss Chef Reto Mathis from Mathis Food Affairs, UK-based Indian Michelin-starred Chef Vineet Bhatia, German Chef Anton Schmaus from Restaurant Storstad, and Mauritius-based Chef Vincent Rodier from LUX* Resorts and Hotels. These kitchen heroes will be joined by the cream of the crop of South African chefs for a series of special evenings starting 19 September and culminating in the black-tie Grand Gala on24 September. At this finale, the 14 top chefs will lend their time and creativity to create in seven teams culinary highlights for 252 guests only.Chef Mag and HM_Chefs who Share 2

This year’s teams of chefs are:

  • Margot Janse (Le Quartier Francaise, Franschhoek)
  • Vineet Bhatia (Rasoi, London)
  • Patson Mathonsi (Reciprocal, Johannesburg)
  • Chris Erasmus (Foliage, Franschhoek)
  • Michael Cooke (Camphors at Vergelegen, Somerset West)
  • Carl Habel (Head Sommelier at Crystal Cruises Esprit)
  • Christo Pretorius (Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa, Cape Town)
  • Vincent Rodier (LUX’ Belle Mare, Mauritius)
  • Gregory Mutambe (Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa, Cape Town)
  • Dirk Gieselmann (Four Seasons The Westcliff, Johannesburg)Chef Mag and HM_Chefs who Share 3
  • Veronica Canha-Hibbert (Ellerman House, Cape Town)
  • Manuel Cabello (Ellerman House, Cape Town)
  • Candice Phillips (Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa, Johannesburg)
  • Rudi Liebenberg (Belmond Mount Nelson, Cape Town)
  • Lloyd Jusa (Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa, Johannesburg)
  • Ronald Ramsamy (Sun International, Johannesburg)
  • Piet Huysentruyt (Likoké, Les Vans/Belgium)
  • Pearl Oliver (Taj, Cape Town)
  • Jason Millar (The Maslow, Johannesburg)
  • Phil Carmichael (Berners Tavern, London)
  • Bryan o’Connor (Sun International, Johannesburg)

2016 Calendar of Events:

  • Monday, 19 September: Opening Evening (Cocktail Party and Art Preview Evening – by invitation only) at The Maslow
  • Tuesday, 20 September: Dom Pérignon dinner with Dirk Gieselmann and an international chef at the Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff
  • Wednesday, 21 September: Moët & Chandon dinner with Jason Millar and an international chef at The Maslow
  • Thursday, 22 September: Ruinart Blanc dinner with Candice Philip and an international chef at The Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa
  • Friday, 23 September: Chefs and volunteers cook with the Veggie Box Initiative for a community project
  • Saturday, 24 September: Grand Gala at the Johannesburg City Hall – Only 252 tickets available at R3 000 per person

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