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Savannah wins a gourmet trip to London!

Judges - Executive Chef of Durban Country Club, Xanthos Giannakopoulos, IHS Durban Campus Principal, Genee’ Griffiths and Executive Sous Chef of the International Convention Centre, Desmond Davies.

Saturday, saw the much anticipated kick-off of the National Finals of the Ultimate School Cook Off Competition, presented by the International Hotel School (IHS) and held at their Durban Campus in Westville. After an exciting round of regional finals which were held in September at IHS’s campuses in Durban, Sandton …

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SA bunnies on the hop


FANCY a bunny chow in Beijing? How about Brisbane or New York, Sydney or Edinburgh? The curry-filled half loaf is popping up all over the globe, in part due to South Africans opening eateries that showcase the cuisine to the locals and provide a taste of home to large numbers …

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Foodie Extravaganza at The Oyster Box


The Oyster Box is a great example of how delicious dining in Durban can be. This month the Oyster Box Hotel is going to be rather busy in the kitchen as they have quite a few events planned. Rest assured the dishes served will be elegant, delicious and worth every …

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Durban’s Pop-up Restaurants

Secreteats ARTSPACE Dbn

Pop-up restaurants are certainly not a new concept but they have become ever so popular in South Africa. There are many reasons why pop-up restaurants are growing in popularity; it could be the anticipation of not knowing what meals are up for grabs until it’s popped up, or the excitement of being …

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Charity Dinner at Cargo Hold Restaurant – 2nd October


Sound out this charity dinner at the Cargo Hold … As well known deaf chef Kurt Ramborger from the Viuda Bistro in Texas put it: “You don’t need ears to cook.” Yet, despite the fact that the South African hospitality industry is desperately short of good chefs, many potentially talented cooks …

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Craft Beer Tasting at Robsons


For a young lady that didn’t drink beer so readily, I have changed my tune within this last year. I owe this change of heart to craft beers! Recently, I was invited to go to a beer tasting at Robsons in Shongweni, and am so glad I got to experience …

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TOPS at SPAR Bierfest 2014


Durban had its own ‘little Germany’ this weekend when TOPS at SPAR Bierfest came to town. It was my first time going, and I can’t believe how much fun I’ve missed out on! To start, you could feel the cheerful vibe from outside the tent, so when I walked in, I was …

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Gourmet Trip to London for One Lucky Learner!

National Finals

One lucky learner is one dish closer to a Gourmet Trip to London! Saturday, October 4th will see the National Finals of The Ultimate School Cook off Competition presented by The International Hotel School kick off at their Durban Campus, which is situated at 124 Jan Hofmeyr Road in Westville. …

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The Sweetest Spot in Africa

Sugarcane Fields

KZN is the sugar bowl of Southern Africa, and with that comes some pretty awesome opportunity to experience fresh sugar cane products and sweeten our lives a little! In 1848 the first sugar cultivars were imported from Mauritius, and proved to be so successful that the first mill was built …

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Celebrate World Pasta Day at Remo’s


World Pasta Day is officially celebrated worldwide on Sat 25th but Remo’s brings you WORLD PASTA WEEKEND!!  (24th-26th October.) Join Remo’s Fratelli in celebrating World Pasta Day, a day foodies have dedicated to the consumption of pasta around the world.  This day is internationally celebrated on the 25th October. Remo’s …

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