Gorilla Highlands Silverchef Competition 2018 – See who joins the ‘Battle of the Spoons’


(Posted 13th March 2018)

Dishes made at GH Silverchef 2015-2017; photo by Jiro Ose, Abby Bluth, Enock Luyonza

The organizing committee for the 2018 edition of the Gorilla Highlands Silverchef Competition has just announced the 16 participating hotels / restaurants, this year covering all three countries geographically falling into the Gorilla Highlands region.
From the list it can be seen how the competition has taken root, now attracting the very best from Uganda, Rwanda and Eastern Congo.

BirdNest Resort, Lake Bunyonyi
Bourbon Coffee, Kigali
Bunyonyi Overland Resort, Lake Bunyonyi
Cephas Inn, Kabale
Grand Legacy Hotel, Kigali
Hakuna Matata Lodge, Gisenyi
Ihusi Hotel, Goma
Isange, Musanze
Katara Lodge, Queen Elizabeth NP
Lake Kivu Serena Hotel, Gisenyi
Marriott, Kigali
ParkInn by Radisson, Kigali
Pearl of Africa Hotel, Kampala
Protea Hotel, Kampala
Rushaga Gorilla Camp, Bwindi NP
Virunga Lodge, Volcanoes NP

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Taking place for the first time in the Rwandan capital will the Kigali Marriott Hotel provide the venue for the chef competition which is now in its fourth year and has since its launch grown in leaps and bounds.
Participating chefs will cook off in two shifts, 8 in the morning and 8 in the afternoon. They have to prepare a two course meal from ingredients they will only learn about when they enter the kitchen, a major change from past years when they had advance notice of ingredients and could take their time to decide on their respective menus.

Notably will the competition this year see chefs from Serena Hotels, Marriott, Park Inn by Radisson and Protea Hotels compete, joining their colleagues from other well known hotels, lodges and resorts in the Gorilla Highlands region. This should lift the competition this year to the level of a major regional event which in the future is bound to attract the attention of the hospitality industry, stakeholders and media alike and will become a fixed point in the annual calendar of such events in the wider Eastern African region.

Competitor in action and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Thome judging at GH Silverchef 2017; photo by Enock Luyonza

During the coming weeks will all 16 competing chefs be personally introduced here as well as on the Gorilla Highlands Twitter stream.
The public will be able to join the competition on the 28th of April at the Marriott Kigali Hotel to witness the announcement who will become the fourth winner of this culinary event.

GH Silverchef winners 2015-2017; photo by Jiro Ose, Abby Bluth, Enock Luyonza

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