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2019 Distell Inter Hotel Challenge Wine Steward Candidate: Jonathan Wakefield


30 April 2019

We introduce you to 2019 Distell Inter Hotel Wine Steward Candidate: Jonathan Wakefield from Sun International The Table Bay Hotel

Grape to Glass - Allesverloren - Distell Inter Hotel Challenge Up and coming young sommelier,
Jonathan Wakefield, has been selected to represent The Table Bay in the 2019 Distell Inter Hotel Challenge - one of the hospitality industry’s major showcases of food, wine and spirits pairing. The multi-faceted challenge, sponsored by Distell fine wines and spirits, is dubbed as the “hotel Oscars” and has become recognised as a platform for highlighting the talent and expertise of trainees, and giving them an opportunity to shine. Wakefield, a Food and Beverage Supervisor at Sun International’s five-star hotel at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town, says he feels privileged to compete in this year’s Distell Inter Hotel Challenge. “It’s a huge honour to even to be considered for the competition. The level of competition has always been exceptionally high so I’m looking forward to see how I stack up against the rest of the participants.

The hotel has been matched with Allesverloren wines.

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.