February 13, 2019

Culinary Awards Focus On Women


Apart from ‘growing’ sought-after chefs, at her school of food and wine in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, Jackie Cameron continues to glean accolades for her culinary endeavours.

At the first FOOD XX Symposium and Awards: Womxn in Food, she impressed the judges of the category entitled: teachers and mentors dedicated to sharing knowledge and encouraging future innovators – and came away with another award to enhance her already substantial collection.

On Tuesday 12th February 2019, Jetty 2 at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront was the venue for this all-day, gala event that comprised a diverse programme of interesting speakers and culminated in the FOOD XX awards. The occasion was in partnership with Eat Out.

“Opening my culinary school and being responsible for the futures of young aspiring chefs has been a daunting yet satisfying task,” said Cameron. “I am thrilled to have been recognised by FOOD XX for my efforts and I look forward to seeing my students succeed, in whichever avenue they choose, in this demanding yet rewarding industry.”

FOOD XX – the brainchild of the all-women food design agency, Studio H – is a platform and movement that delivers empowering content for women by women in the South African food and drinks industry. The key focus is to supply a safe space where women can help other women achieve their dreams, provide support and have much-needed conversations.

It took Cameron 15 long, hard-working years to realise her dream. The time allowed her to plan and structure a curriculum that would produce extraordinary chefs in an environment that would inspire a hunger to be the best.

A picturesque campus, state-of-the-art equipment, quality produce and highly-skilled lecturers have delivered remarkable results.

With infectious enthusiasm, Cameron is at hand to help and encourage. On a magical, educational ride she shares her vast experience, making every effort to ensure her students receive broad insight into the culinary industry – and allowing them to experiment with their creativity.

Her three-year, internationally-recognised course includes a wide spectrum of modules, ensuring her graduates are a cut above the rest.

A perfectionist, Cameron is also conscientious, demanding, caring, and a trendsetter whose aim is to nurture enthusiastic, aspiring chefs who will enrich the community with their food flair and attention to detail.

For details on Jackie Cameron School of Food & Wine visit: www.jackiecameron.co.za