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So Chef! 2017 - Celebrating French cuisine

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So Chef! French Cuisine & Flair in South African Kitchen

 

So Chef! brings French know-how with local produce and celebrates food with everyone

Following the success of previous editions, So Chef! is coming back to Southern Africa from the 9th to the 21st of October 2017. Save the dates and celebrate with us the diversity of French cuisine and treat yourself to a memorable gastronomic experience à la française!

The French network in Southern Africa (South Africa and Lesotho) will once again celebrate French gastronomy with four top Chefs in 7 cities: Cape Town, Durban, East London, Johannesburg, Maseru, Port Elizabeth and Pretoria.

 

So Chef! brings a piece of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté & Reunion Island to local foodies

This year, So Chef! renews its partnership with the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Region and the Reunion Island, helping us promoting French gastronomy in all its finesse to Southern Africa:

The Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Region is one of the 13 metropolitan French Provinces. As part of its international policy, it has developed a long-term and cross-sector partnership with the Western Cape Province, mainly in the fields of agriculture, professional training, youth development, culture and economic development. Since 2014, in the field of catering training, it supports the development of trainer and student exchanges between the catering school of Lycée Le Castel (Dijon) and partners from TVET colleges in the Western Cape and the JHB Culinary and Pastry School. The Lycée Le Castel participated to the 2016 edition of "So Chef!". In 2017, the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Region decided to partner with a new catering school, the Lycée Hyacinthe Friant (Poligny), in the frame of the 2017 edition of "So Chef!".
www.bourgognefranchecomte.fr

Located in the Mascarene Archipelago, Reunion Island – a French overseas department – offers travelers the exoticism of a tropical island in the Indian Ocean. At the crossroads of European, African and Asian cultures, Reunion is a true melting pot.
blog.welcometoreunionisland.com

 

So Chef! partnering with the Department of Basic Education National Nutrition Week

In celebrating National Nutrition week the Department of Basic Education is teaming up with the French Institute of South Africa to give SA learners a taste of French cuisine. This exciting gastronomy adventure forms part of a partnership agreement with the French Embassy in South Africa for collaboration and cooperation in promoting nutrition education in schools.

The theme for this year's National Nutrition Week (NNW) under the 2017 theme "Rethink your drink, choose water". It is aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles and to demonstrate culinary skills during workshops for learners as part of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with the Embassy of France.

This will enhance the already existing efforts of the DBE through the National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP) which aims to enhance the learning capacity of learners through the provision of a healthy meal at schools. Where it is implemented, the programme has shown to improve punctuality, regular school attendance, concentration and the general wellbeing of participating learners. Whilst learners are being provided with nutritious meals, they are also taught to establish and maintain good eating and lifestyle habits for life. Nutrition Education also provides educators with resource materials to support curriculum and to make every school a healthy school.

 

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DISCOVER THE SO CHEF! PROGRAMME

So Chef! offers a varied programme and worthwhile experiences for foodies and people of all ages, with workshops organised in schools, cooking schools and universities; eat-along and drink-along events; workshops for self-learners in the Alliances Française network and cooking schools, 4-handed gastronomic dinners (2 Chefs, 1 menu) in partnering restaurants, a French market at the Alliance Française of Johannesburg and many more!

 

Here are the dates in each city and each Chef:

(Programme subject to change, visit www.sochef.co.za or www.facebook.com/sochefsa for updated information)

 

CHEF FLORIAN PY (BOURGOGNE-FRANCHE-COMTÉ REGION)

Cape Town | 16-20 October

Events open to the general public:
Friday 20 - 5pm:
Gastronomy Workshop at the Alliance Française of Cape Town
Booking - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 021 423 5699
Free entrance – workshop in French

School workshops:
Boland College, Stellenbosch Campus, TVET College
False Bay College, Muizenberg Campus, TVET College
Sinethemba Secondary School in Phillipi, in partnership with the DBE (Department of Basic Education)
Ecole Française du Cap « François le Vaillant »
Amy Biehl Foundation

 

CHEF WANDILE MABASO (SOUTH AFRICA)

Johannesburg | 09-14 October

Events open to the general public:

Thursday 12 | 7pm
Movie Eat-Along at the Johannesburg Culinary Pastry School
Movie "Les saveurs du Palais"
Price - 60 rands
Booking - 011 024 5277 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Saturday 14 | 10am-4pm
Marché Français at the Alliance Française of Johannesburg
French Food & lifestyle event starring Chef Wandile Mabaso
Info - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 011 646 1169
Free entrance

Sunday 15 | 7pm
Movie Drink-Along at the Bioscope
Movie "Saint Amour" starring Gerard Depardieu & Benoît Poelvoorde, in partnership with DGB Wines
Booking - https://tickets.tixsa.co.za/event/so-chef---movie-drink--along
Price - R80 (including wine)

School workshops:
Ivory Park Secondary School, in partnership with the DBE (Department of Basic Education)
Kingsmead College, workshop on « culture française », 12 students per groups.
Johannesburg Culinary and Pastry School
Lycée Français Jules Vernes
Alliance Française of Johannesburg

 

East London | 20-21 October

Events open to the general public:
Saturday 21:
4-hands diner
Check www.sochef.co.za or www.facebook.com/sochefsa for updated information

School workshops:
Alfresco International Cooking School

 

CHEF PIERRE-FRANCK SALAMON

Durban | 10-14 October

Events open to the general public:
Thursday 12 | 5.30pm-6.30pm
Culinary workshop at the Alliance Française of Durban
Booking - 031 312 9582 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Saturday 14 | 7pm
Gastronomic Dinner at the "Fusion World Food café"
Booking - 031 202 6182 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

School workshops:
Hospitality teacher's workshops, in partnership with the DBE (Department of Basic Education)
Durban Girls High School
TVET College/Umbumbulu

 

Pretoria | 16-20 October

Events open to the general public:
Monday 16 | 5.30pm-7.30pm
Culinary Workshop at the Alliance Française of Pretoria
Booking - 012 343 65 63 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Price – R180

Wednesday 18 | 6.30pm-22pm
Culinary Dinner – Prue Leith Chefs Academy
Booking – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 012 654 52 03

Thursday 19 | 6.30pm-22pm
Culinary Diner, at the Restaurant ''Brasserie de Paris''
Booking - 012 460 35 83 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Price – R640

School workshops:
Capital Hotel School
Prue Leith Chefs Academy
Pro Arte Alphen Park High School
Dr. A.T. Moroesele Secondary School, in partnership with the DBE (Department of Basic - Education)

 

CHEF JEAN-ALEXANDRE GALMAR (REUNION ISLAND REGION)

Maseru | 12-18 October

Events open to the general public:
Friday 13
4-hands diner at the "Mpilo"
Booking - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / +266 2232 5722

Saturday 14
Lesotho Wine Festival in Lesotho (TBC)
Check www.sochef.co.za or www.facebook.com/sochefsa for updated information

School workshops:
Mpilo Restaurant
Mosh baking school
American School of Maseru
Alliance Française of Maseru
Culinary professionals in Maseru

 

Port Elizabeth | 16-21 October

Events open to the general public:
Tuesday 17 | 6.30pm-7pm
Wine tasting + "Hors d'oeuvres" at Janco (The Taste Room), with the Alliance Française and the TVET College of Port-Elizabeth
Booking - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 041 585 7889
Price - R120 for AF Members | R140 for others

Wednesday 18 | 6.30pm
Café Philo at the Alliance Française of Port Elizabeth - "The metaphors we eat by", Prof. Marius Crous (NMU)
Free entrance

Thursday 19 | 6.30pm
The Hundred-foot Journey Screening and Eat Along
With the TVET College of Port Elizabeth, at the The Black Box Theatre
Booking - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 041 585 7889
Price - R60 for AF Members | R140 for Others

Saturday 21 | 7pm
4 Hand Gastronomic Dinner, at Fairview Race Course, with Chef Alexandre Galmar and Chef Annelie Oosthuizen
Booking - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 041 585 7889
Price - R290 for AF Members | R320 for Others

School workshops:
Workshop in a TVET College

 

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So Chef! is brought to you by the French Institute of South Africa (IFAS), the Alliance Française network in Southern Africa, Atout France, the Reunion Island Tourism Board, the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Province, the Lycée Hyacinthe Friant

and in partnership with the Department of Basic Education of South Africa.

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