4th culinary contest launched


The contest, launched three years ago, is organised by the Seychelles Tourism Academy (STA) in collaboration with ISPC Seychelles, hotel suppliers and wholesalers.

It also brings to Seychelles highly reputed chefs from around the world who act as judges for the event. 

ISPC Seychelles, the contest’s biggest sponsor and organiser of the event, were present at the official launch of this year’s event.

The contest’s qualification stages are set for October 8, 9 and 11 at La Plage restaurant at Beau Vallon. The finals are scheduled on November 13, 14 and 15 at the Seychelles Tourism Academy at La Misère.

The chief executive of ISPC Seychelles said that the contest, aimed at bringing to the fore the quality of chefs in Seychelles, has grown in popularity to become Seychelles’ premier culinary contest.

The contest has also known its success from the gala dinner hosted at the end of the competition where the grand winners are invited to present their winning dishes.

For the 2011 contest the gala dinner was hosted at La Plage restaurant at Beau Vallon. An amount of R91,094 was collected during the dinner and presented to the STA to buy training equipment and to help in the continued smooth running of the institution.

For this year’s event ISPC Seychelles has announced the arrival of two dedicated Michelin Star Chefs from Brussels who will add prestige to the culinary contest and ensure that it retains its reputation as one of the best in the region.

Tourism and Culture Minister Alain St Ange, who was personally present at the launch ceremony, said: “This culinary contest does a lot to bring to the forefront our best promising chefs. This contest opens the doors for our young chefs to be seen and to be recognised. It is through such public contests that their ability will be showcased and that will in return position them as the best our islands have,” Minister St Ange said.

The STA remains part of the Seychelles Tourism Board under the portfolio of the Minister for Tourism and Culture.