The ICA is ending 2017 on an exceptionally high note, celebrating yet another golden feather in the chef school’s cap.
In the wake of the school’s two international gold medal Awards of Excellence from City & Guilds, principal and founder of South Africa’s best culinary training insitution, Letitia Prinsloo, was presented with the Lannice Snyman Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 Eat Out Awards on Sunday 19 November in Cape Town.
It has been said that the one criteria that always stand out with regards to a Lifetime Achiever, is not only the long lasting impact the individual has had, but the circumference of this impact and the possible ripple effect their impact will have on more individuals even after the person has retired. The reaction of alumni students passing Letitia Prinsloo’s vision on in their own kitchens, is where the ripple effect changes into long lasting impact on the quality of chefs in the culinary industry for years beyond.
It was an evening filled with stellar accomplishments, celebrating the top food talent in the country, including no less than 6 ICA-trained chefs making it to the top nominees list, taking 8 awards in total!
MESSAGES OF CONGRATULATIONS STREAMED IN FOR LETITIA, THE ICA AND ITS ALUMNI.
“You must be very proud of the caliber of students that you turn out year on year.”
– Liam Tomlin (Owner & Exec. Chef: Chef’s Warehouse)
Eat Out 2017 Chef of the Year
“A huge congratulations to you and Mr. Prinsloo as what you have done for the industry is really awe inspiring. #proudalumni “
– Peter Tempelhoff (Group Exec. Chef: The Collection by Liz McGrath)
Eat Out 2017 Top Ten (5th position)
“Massive congratulations to you on your award on Sunday night – well deserved and I’m so incredibly proud of your achievements in shaping the future stars of the South African food scene.”
– Michael Cooke (Exec. Chef: Camphors Restaurant @ Vergelegen)
Eat Out 2017 Top Ten (6th position) and winner of 2017 Eat Out Woolworths Sustainability Award