Our annual Eat In Awards want to acknowledge and celebrate outstanding, independent South African producers for putting South Africa on the international food map with their integrity, passion and innovation. These are producers that deliver a consistently high quality product that is SA grown or developed using primary produce from SA. Due care and consideration for both the environment and workforce are essential criteria.
Of course, an outlet is a vital connection between the producers and public, which is why the awards also recognise the stores, shops and market for their vital role in the process.
The winners of the SAB Eat In Produce Awards will be announced at a night market in Cape Town on 17 March 2011. More information to follow soon.
Anelde has been in the publishing industry for just under 10 years. Her time has been divided between a variety of magazines, most notably as features editor of Woolworths Taste and group editor of Edgars Club Magazine. Currently, she is executive editor of Eat In and Eat Out and editor of Eat In. The ultimate Eat In reader, she loves shopping for food and discovering new markets, stores and products even more than she does cooking. And she really loves cooking.
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Multi-talented Anna is an anthropologist, author and chef. She obtained her doctorate in medical anthropology from Wits before pursuing her passion for cooking and qualifying at the Prue Leith College of Food and Wine. She has written a host of cookbooks, most notably the best-selling food biography Hunger for Freedom: The Story of Food in the Life of Nelson Mandela.
Justine juggles her duties as editor of Pick n Pay’s in-store foodie mag Fresh Living with those of festival director of the Taste of Cape Town and Joburg festivals. She’s been the food editor of publications including Men’s Health, Shape and Fairlady, presented the BBC Lifestyle series Just in Africa and has written six cookbooks.
Michelle is the daughter of Durban culinary queen Christina Martin and knows the food industry inside out. Since qualifying at Durban’s Royal Hotel, she’s clocked up over 26 years’ experience as a chef, restaurateur and culinary educator. She’s currently principal of the Christina Martin Cookery School and group executive chef of the Three Cities Hotel Group.
Food alchemist Pete Goffe-Wood qualified at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks before establishing himself as a chef, restaurateur, food critic, events organiser, author and TV personality. He splits his time between running his Hout Bay restaurant Wild Woods and hosting his popular series of Kitchen Cowboys workshops.
Best new products
Buffalo Ridge fromage blancJenny Cream Products clotted cream
South African Heritage
Best Organic Producer
Waverley Hills wine jellies
Small Producer Awards
Kathy’s Marmalade apricot jam
Foodbarn Bakery and Deli’s rye bread and pork-and-red-wine pie
Garden of Aidan’s baked cheesecake
The Kitchen Garden sprouts
La Petite France brie
Hope Meat Supplies rump steak
Lucas Jamon Serrano-style jamon
The Food Market