WWF-SASSI Trailblazer Chefs 2018!

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Eight new South African chefs have been awarded WWF-SASSI Trailblazer status for their commitment to the use of sustainable seafood!

The annual WWF-SASSI Trailblazer Awards 2018 was held in October 2018 at Harbour House at the V&A Waterfront, recognised and celebrated chefs who actively champion sustainable seafood practices in their restaurants.

Chefs serve as the gatekeepers for the food and hospitality industry and so play a critical role in leading market forces, influencing popular taste and promoting ocean-friendly seafood. Our partnership with them is inspired by a commitment to help restore our overexploited seafood species. The chefs we recognise have gone the extra mile in advocating the sustainability message.

The chefs were chosen on the basis of: The restaurant’s seafood sustainability policy; the effectiveness of their communication of their seafood sustainability practices to their customers, employees and suppliers; their level of engagement in communicating their seafood sustainability practices to a wider audience; and, the ‘Trailblazer factor’ (those chefs and restaurants that are going the extra mile in promoting and supporting seafood sustainability).

Congratulations to all the Trailblazers!

The WWF-SASSI Trailblazers of 2018 are:

Lucas Carstens, Makaron Restaurant, Majeka House, Stellenbosch

Michael Cooke, Camphors Restaurant, Vergelegen, Somerset West

James Diack, Coobs, Parkhurst, Johannesburg

Xavier Francis, oneNINEone, The Hyatt Regency, Rosebank, Johannesburg

Ash Heeger, Riverine Rabbit, city centre, Cape Town

Kayla-Ann Osborn, The Chefs Table, Umhlanga Rocks, Durban

Louis van Reenen, Arabella

Glen Williams, Foxcroft , Constantia, Cape Town

To read more about the winning chefs, visit our website: http://wwfsassi.co.za/chefs-sassi-works-with/