Emerging chefs show their curry-cooking skills

2016-08-11 06:00
 Photo: supplied Sohail Seegobin, winner of the Durban semi-final, and Sibaya’s executive chef Sanjeen Ramsuroop.

Photo: supplied Sohail Seegobin, winner of the Durban semi-final, and Sibaya’s executive chef Sanjeen Ramsuroop.

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TEN Emerging cooks pitted their skills against one another in the fun-filled yet rather demanding Durban semi-final of a curry cook off which took place at Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom recently.

The competition, sponsored by Sun International and Fry’s, kicked off in May this year, inviting entries from would be chefs from across the country.

At the semi-final event at Sibaya, the cooks were given an hour to prepare their signature vegetarian dishes which were then evaluated by a panel of judges.

On the judging panel were MasterChef SA 2012 winner, Chef Deena Naidoo, cookery book author and celebrity Chef Asha Maharaj, TV personality and academic director of the South African Hospitality Institute, Chef Thigam Nathoo, Sibaya’s executive chef Sanjeen Ramsuroop and Deena Pillay from The Post.

Coming up trumps in the semi-finals was Sohail Seegobin, with Brian Chetty Venkatesan in second place.

The six finalists chosen at Sibaya, along with the two finalists chosen at Trade Route Mall in Gauteng, will go through to the final event to take place at the Wild Coast Sun on 27 August.

For more information visit www.suninternational.com or follow Sibaya on www.facebook.com/yoursibaya or on Twitter @SibayaCasino - Supplied

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