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Ghana’s culinary success: Stunting pair makes debut at IKA/Culinary Olympics

Ghlagatin 1 month ago 0

Ghana is poised to make a groundbreaking entry into the 26th edition of the IKA/Culinary Olympics, the world’s premier international culinary showcase, as Chef Pieter Malan and apprentice Ines Martha Nana Asabea Appenteng gear up for an unforgettable experience.

Set to unfold from February 2 to 7, this global culinary extravaganza attracts professional chefs worldwide, young and seasoned alike, competing in a spirited team competition.

Traditionally represented by the South African Chef Association (SACA), Ghana takes the spotlight this year, as the ‘Green and Gold’ team from South Africa opts for strategic preparation and plans a triumphant return in 2028.

Breaking the mould, Chef Pieter Malan, the current Group Executive Chef for Fiesta Hospitality Group in Ghana, secured his place through unwavering determination.

A celebrated chef with accolades for his culinary mastery, Chef Malan is renowned for bringing a fusion of unique African flavours to the forefront, incorporating local ingredients like nkontomire, hibiscus, hweintia, and alasa fruit.

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In an inspiring send-off ceremony at ‘The Grillroom Restaurant’ inside Fiesta Residences – Boutique Hotel & Serviced Apartments, Chef Malan showcased his tantalising recipes to a captivated audience, expressing his mission to elevate African cuisine on the global stage.

Joining him as an Apprentice Chef is the talented Ines Martha Nana Asabea Appenteng, a self-sponsored Ghanaian culinary enthusiast.

Having recently earned her Swiss Grand Diplôme in Culinary Arts from the Culinary Arts Academy, Le Bouveret in Switzerland, she is eager to represent Ghana in the largest, oldest, and most vibrant international culinary arts exhibition.

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Expressing enthusiasm about hosting young talent from Africa for the first time, Daniel Schade, President of the German Chefs Association and event organizer, emphasises the IKA/Culinary Olympics’ unparalleled intensity in showcasing culinary skills.

In an invitation letter to Chef Ines, Schade notes, “Anyone following tradition must also keep an eye on the future.”

The dynamic duo from Ghana, Chef Pieter Malan and Apprentice Chef Ines, embody this spirit as they prepare to showcase their skills, gain exposure, and bring valuable knowledge back to the Ghanaian culinary landscape.

With a focus on teamwork and skill development, the Fiesta Hospitality Group, celebrating 21 years as a hospitality institution, continues to groom talent and contribute to the growth of the culinary arts in Ghana.

Recently named the Most Admired
Executive Chef by Hospitality Awards Africa, Chef Pieter, along with his dedicated teams at the Fiesta Hospitality Group have received global acclaim by winning the ‘Best African Restaurant’ and ‘Best Luxury Innovative Restaurant in the World’ at the World Luxury Restaurant Awards.

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Flying the Black Star flag, Chef Malan and Chef Ines will join about 1200 other chefs as they face a panel of some 60 international judges to compete in the culinary art division, showing off masterpieces of artistic food sculptures and dishes made with African flavours from Ghana.

Source: Ghlagatin.net

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Frank Oteng known professionally as Ghlagatin is a Ghanaian celebrity blogger, freelance journalist, and reporter.He is the founder of Ghlagatin.net, an entertainment website. He graduated from Accra Technical University, ATU with a National High Diploma in Interior Design.

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