The wait is over due, as highly experienced chefs from three countries including Rwanda, Uganda and neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo will be at Kigali Marriott Hotel on April 29, battling against each other to prove who is the best among them.
The competition, dubbed the Gorilla Highlands Silverchef 2018 ; will attract 16 renown chefs from regional countries but DRC is joining this tight race for the first time.
The weight to represent DRC will be carried by Ihusi Hotel from Goma, while the host country of Rwanda has 8 representatives and 7 Ugandan lodges and hotels are completing on the list:
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
Katara Lodge, Queen Elizabeth NP
Lake Kivu Serena Hotel, Gisenyi
ParkInn by Radisson, Kigali
Pearl of Africa Hotel, Kampala
Protea Hotel, Kampala
Rushaga Gorilla Camp, Bwindi NP
Virunga Lodge, Volcanoes NP
The GH Silverchef is not only about feasting and showcasing the top cuisine of the transboundary region, it is an occasion to engage top stakeholders.
The chefs will be grouped into two shifts; one batch will face the heat in the morning, the other in the afternoon.
This may be the first true challenge in the four-year history of GH Silverchef: unlike the previous years the competitors will not know what ingredients are awaiting them!
They will prepare a two-course meal for the panel of five judges headed by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Thome.
Organisers say that they will use the coming month to introduce all 16 competing chefs on the Gorilla Highlands Twitter stream.
The general public is invited to Marriott on 29 April 2018 to see who will receive the ultimate status symbol: the GH Silverchef silver hat.
Some food enthusiasts have already began engaging in a “who is the best” and “whoch country has the best cuisine” fierce talk on social media.
Check this out for example
For the very first time, #Rwanda will host the cook off, where Uganda, Rwanda and Congo will compete in the biggest cooking competition ever!
Who will win the Gorilla Highlands Silverchef Competition 2018? #Uganda #Rwanda#Congo pic.twitter.com/e1jfNLKADE
— Isabelle Masozera (@IsabelMasozera) April 17, 2018