South Africa’s Top Bloggers Join The Chef’s Tableon September 9, 2011
On 24 September, Sun International’s Table Bay Hotel will play host to the ultra-exclusive Chef’s Table event. Chef’s Table sees five of South Africa’s premier lifestyle bloggers being treated to a day of gourmet luxury and foodie festivities. Individuals with discerning taste, these digital trend-setters will spend the day being exposed to The Table Bay’s trademark opulence.
Alex, or CapeTownGirl as she is known by her adoring followers, is one of the Mother City’s most famous bloggers. Named runner-up in the “Best New Blog” category in the 2010 SA Blog Awards and one of Cosmopolitan’s “Queens of Twitter”, Alex is at the forefront of all things fashionable, fun and extravagant. A macoron connoisseur, Alex is sure to bring some French flair to the Chef’s Table experience.
The owner of the Wine & I blog, Harry likes to blog about two things: wine and himself. The two, however, are often not always that easy to separate. To call Harry’s relationship with wine a “passion” would be selling it somewhat short. He has an obsession – in the best sense of the word – and his obsession bleeds into his singularly fanatical writings. Harry can’t wait to be unleashed upon The Atlantic Grill’s cellars.
Web designer, social media expert and online marketing guru, Jason has been blogging for longer than most in South Africa. Named as one of the Mail & Guardian’s “300 young South Africans to take to lunch”, Jason is a man in great demand. Although he has made his name through blogging about technology, music and entertainment, Jason has a soft spot for good food, wine and whiskey – elements that will hardly be in short supply at the Chef’s Table event.
Owner of the My Easy Cooking blog, Nina has taken an unconventional route to local blogosphere stardom. With a background in remedial education, it was Nina’s innate love of food, family and friends that drove her to success. My Easy Cooking has garnered a loyal international following by offering simple recipes for sumptuous fare, couched in Nina’s trademark warmth and enthusiasm. A former Kleine Zalze Wines ambassador and notable in Woolworths Taste for best site food photography, Nina couples enthusiasm with real expertise – the perfect mix for a Chef’s Table blogger.
Neal, better known tongue-in-cheek as blindcripple, is the owner of the A Little Bit of Something blog. Bucking the trend somewhat, his blog focuses on love and life, giving readers insight into his unique worldview. A digital expert and photographer extraordinaire, Neal will bring something a little different to the Chef’s Table event, with his keen eye for aesthetics and social insight.
The blogger who manages to generate the most live coverage of the Chef’s Table event before the event and throughout the day using the hash tag #ChefsTableBay will be announced as the winner at the end of the evening. This deserving winner will get to spend the night with their partner, enveloped in the luxury of the Presidential Suite – not just any suite – plus they’ll get to keep the iPad they’ve used throughout the day, possibly thee most sought after gadget on the market today.
The Chef’s Table event promises to be something definitely worth writing home about!