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2019 Distell Inter Hotel Challenge Wine Steward Candidate: Tara Yon


30 April 2019

We introduce you to 2019 Distell Inter Hotel Wine Steward Candidate: Tara Yon from NH The Lord Charles Hotel.

I am from Gordons Bay and an employee of NH The Lord Charles Hotel. I am devoted to self-growth and thus believe that this competition will be a huge benefit for me expanding my capabilities in the Food and Beverage industry by broadening my knowledge of wines and pairings. I believe that this competition will help me further expand my knowledge and skills within the industry. I feel that this is a stepping-stone that will allow me to lay the foundation to endless possibilities.
I find that each opportunity and challenge I receive is preparing me for the amazing things that are yet to come. I live by the motto, “Don’t go through life, grow through life” as it inspires you to not allow the challenges of life to bring you down and instead to learn from those experiences to help you grow.

More about The Inter Hotel Challenge
The Distell Inter Hotel Challenge aims to encourage development in the hospitality industry, giving a much-needed leg up to young talent. It is an annual challenge run by Showcook, where hotels in South Africa are matched with Distell's fine wines and spirits. Young wine stewards & chefs are nominated by their hotels and compete annually for the top spot. The candidates receive training, do cook-offs and exams to improve and test their skills and awarded at a glittering 'Oscars' event in August.