Chef Aphelele Dlungana and Sergio Thysse, are the two aspiring food and wine connoisseurs who have been awarded an opportunity to be mentored by The Table Bay’s Executive Chef Jocelyn Myers-Adams and Heinrich La Meyer, the hotel’s restaurant manager, in preparation for an exciting national competition.
Both Dlungana and Thysse will be taking part in the 2016 Cape Legends Challenge which involves teams from 23 top hotels across SA participating in head to head cook-offs.
Chef Aphelele Dlungana will be mentored on the culinary side and Sergio Thysse will learn more about being a wine steward.
CapeTalk’s Tessa van Staden (stand in for Pippa Hudson) spoke to Aphelele Dlungana who is entering the contest for the second time.
Listen to the full conversation below:
Dlungana says he is ready to compete and feels his first shot gave him the experience to go at it again.
He says he loves being a chef and encourages young and aspiring chefs not to give up. He says they should push harder to get where they want to be in life.