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Butler Service at Opulent Living “Chefs who Share” Black Tie event!

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Chefs Who Share & The Butler Academy Service VIP Event in Cape Town

 

14 Top South African chefs working together in pairs of two in a temporary kitchen  set up outside the City Hall, supported by a Sommelier and Butlers from the South African Butler Academy per chef pair, and serving 36 guests a unique four-course menu each, by Opulent Living publisher Barbara Florian.

 

The Red Carpet Event was a great success with excellent Butler Service working with Celebrity Chefs and Sommeliers!

 

15 Butlers from the South African Butler Academy served dignitaries and well known South African Celebrities at this years Opulent Living / Mercedes Benz “Chefs who Shares” Charity Event.

 

Thank you for all the excellent comments and feedback from all who attended the event. Especially to  Barbara and Florian directors of Opulent Living Magazine. Special thank you to Martin F&B Manager of the Cape Grace Hotel – You are by far the best!!

 

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THE ART OF GIVING

“Charity gala with 14 top chefs, 7 sommeliers and 7 great artists!”

 

A black-tie charity dinner, prepared by 14 award-winning South African chefs working with 7 top sommeliers, and featuring an auction of 7 original works by internationally acclaimed artists.

 

  • Margot Janse (The Tasting Room, Franschhoek) & David Higgs (Five Hundred at the Saxon, Johannesburg) with sommelier Francis Krone of the Saxon
  • Bertus Basson (Overture Restaurant, Stellenbosch) &  Peter Tempelhoff (Greenhouse at the Cellars-Hohenort, Cape Town) with sommelier at large, Higgo Jacobs
  • Rudi Liebenberg (Planet Restaurant, Cape Town) & Christiaan Campbell (Delaire, Stellenbosch) with sommelier Carl Habel of the Mount Nelson
  • Jackie Cameron (Hartford House, Mooi River, Kwazulu-Natal) & Reuben Riffel (Reuben’s, Franschhoek) with Chairman of the SA Sommelier Association, Neil Grant
  • Darren Badenhorst (Grande Provence, Franschhoek) & Chris Erasmus (Pierneef at La Motte, Franschhoek) with sommelier Pierre Theron of Pierneef at La Motte
  • Harald Bresselschmidt (Aubergine, Cape Town) & Chantel Dartnall (Mosaic at The Orient, Pretoria) with sommelier Germain Lehodey of Mosaic
  • Marthinus Ferreira (DW Eleven-13, Johannesburg) & George Jardine (Jordan Restaurant, Stellenbosch) with sommelier Isabella Immenkamp of Jordan Restaurant

 

Well Done SABA – Another First Impression became a Lasting Impression!

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7 Responses

  1. Cathy says:

    the service staff was simply amazing, we where treated like royalty.
    we want more!!!

  2. Anton says:

    Ek wil net graag baie dankie se vir die Butler Akademie julle is fantasties. Hou so aan ons het sulke goeie diens nodig.
    Gister aand was baie spesiaal veral jul dienste. Anton

  3. Ted Tavernier says:

    Wow! What an event we served at last Thursday. It was an honor and privilege to serve some of the most influential people in Cape Town at the ChefsWhoShare fundraiser. I had the opportunity to serve on the team with Margot Janse (The Tasting Room, Franschhoek) & David Higgs (Five Hundred at the Saxon, Johannesburg) with sommelier Francis Krone of the Saxon. Martin Drotsky, Manager from the Cape Grace hotel restaurant ran the whole food service program coordinating the Chefs competition from 7 different kitchens. The Celebrity chefs were amazing with their unique menus and creativity. Thank you to Mr. West and Mr. Cross from SABA for having faith in our ability and allowing us to do an excellent job serving! Also, great job Butlers working together well with others who we did not know as a team!

  4. Annine van Reenen says:

    What an honour it was as a Butler from SABA to be part of 14 of SA’s top professional Chefs, seven Sommeliers and seven Artists sharing and serving; giving of themselves at the Chefs-Who-Share Charity Gala Event. As being in the team of Chef Darren Badenhorst of Grande Provence, Franschhoek; and Chef Chris Erasmus and Sommelier Pierre Theron, both of Pierneef at La Motte, we had the privilege to see how their works of art came alive as they plated their exquisitely prepared menus. Pierre’s knowledge of wine was inspiring and the response of the guests could only confirm that. This unique opportunity could only became a reality for our 15 Butlers through the excellent training at SABA. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening and will take this memorable experience with us all the way.

  5. Ted says:

    Wow! What an event we served at last Thursday. It was an honor and privilege to serve some of the most influential people in Cape Town at the ChefsWhoShare fundraiser. I had the opportunity to serve on the team with Margot Janse (The Tasting Room, Franschhoek) & David Higgs (Five Hundred at the Saxon, Johannesburg) with sommelier Francis Krone of the Saxon. Martin Drotsky, Manager from the Cape Grace hotel restaurant ran the whole food service program coordinating the Chefs competition from 7 different kitchens. The Celebrity chefs were amazing with their unique menus and creativity. Thank you to Mr. West and Mr. Cross from SABA for having faith in our ability and allowing us to do an excellent job serving! Also, great job Butlers working together well with others who we did not know as a team!

  6. Adolf says:

    Dear Mr. Cross

    Thursday the 5th of September, was a remarkable day for our class because of these two reasons:

    1. We were all in black – Butlers in Black

    2. We were part of a very important event.

    All these show that our academy is becoming popular and respected. This is excellent. I learnt at that event that “MAD” stands for Make A Difference and we did it.
    Many thanks for taking us to such ceremonies. Well done to butlers.

    The Quote for the day was: A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline.

    My regards

    Adolf
    Adolf Kapondera

  7. Jackie says:

    Well done SABA. Your staff were very impressive and can recommend your excellent service to all in the industry

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