MICHELLE JONES – HIRSCH’S and DEFY JUNIOR SUPER CHEF 2016!
Hirsch’s recently hosted the Gauteng finals of the Hirsch and Defy Junior Superchef Competition that is aimed at budding chef’s between the ages of 8 and 13. Also sharing the sponsorship were Zwilling, Snappy Chef and Green Pan. The contestants were the finalists from the 6 Hirsch’s stores in Gauteng namely Boksburg, Centurion, Fourways, Meadowdale, Silverlakes and Strubens Valley.
With prizes to the value of R40 000 up for grabs, the children pulled out all the stops to produce a dish which was both creative and tasty, from the mystery box of ingredients provided. Guest judges Masterchef Deena Naidoo, Allan Hirsch and Sylvester Nair were on hand to assist and guide the children and commented that they thought that the culinary skills and creativity that the little chefs showed was unbelievable. They were looking for planning, execution, presentation, taste and initiative when scoring the contestants.
After much deliberation the judges reached consensus and the winners of the competition were announced:
In 3rd place was 8 year old Maxine Nicholls from Strubens Valley.
In 2nd place was the 11 year old Sasha-Lee Peter from Fourways.
First place went to 12 year old Michelle Jones from Centurion.