Local chef to compete in international competition

2016-05-25 06:00
Chef Jean Claude Wagener was recently selected as a semi-finalist in the International San Pellegrino Young Chef competition.                            Photo: SUPPLIED

Chef Jean Claude Wagener was recently selected as a semi-finalist in the International San Pellegrino Young Chef competition. Photo: SUPPLIED

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A LOCAL young chef will get the chance to cook before a panel of renowned chefs as part of an international cooking competition.

Wagener (25), a chef at Something Good Roadhouse in Summerstrand, was recently selected as a semi-finalist in the International San Pellegrino Young Chef competition where he will compete against top chefs from around the world.

The Port Elizabeth sous chef is one of the ten chefs to be chosen from the Africa and the Middle East region. This followed a rigorous selection process of more than 3 000 applicants from various regions.

The semi-finals are held from May to August 15. During each event, candidates prepare their signature dish for a jury of local chefs who select the winner of each region, to face-off at the San Pellegrino Young Chef 2016 Grand Finale in front of a top jury.

The grand finale takes place in October in Italy where the winner will be crowned.

Wagener is qualified in culinary art and pastry, and trained at Capsicum Culinary Studio in Port Elizabeth.

“I’ve always loved cooking. It all started in pre-primary school when we were all taught how to make Sasko bread with tomato and melted cheese.”

His advice for aspiring chefs is to start off working in the industry before you decide to study.

“I’d say first work at a restaurant, help out in the kitchen and see if it is for you because being a chef is not what the media portrays it to be,” said Wagener.

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