Eat Out Conference

 The phrase that comes to mind when I think back on this past weekend’s Eat Out conference is, information overload. This was the first Eat Out conference held the day before the Eat Out awards that has been running for years and it was an opportunity to “Be inspired” and let me assure you that I was!

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The biggest eureka moment I had on Saturday while listening to Chef Massimo BotturaLuke Dale Roberts and Margot Janse is that far more work, imagination, creativity and thought goes into every single dish offered by a chef than you can ever imagine.

Chef’s are scientists and artists and they don’t get nearly enough credit and thanks for all that they do. Their work, thought and prep never seems to stop and they seem to always be “on the job”, whether they are driving to work or through the countryside they are always looking for ways to improve their offering to their clients.

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7 Comments

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  2. Zirkie

    November 26, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Thanks again for taking me with, Tami!! It was a great day! I would love to see that pic of the dessert table?

    1. rumtumtiggs

      November 28, 2012 at 11:13 am

      Thank you Sue, you know if you were in Cape Town I would have taken you along. It was a great experience and I gained new insights into the inner workings of chef brains (very creative and very hardworking) xx

  3. usha singh

    November 27, 2012 at 8:23 am

    oh yes agree with Sue–lucky lucky fishes

    1. rumtumtiggs

      November 28, 2012 at 11:12 am

      Thank you Usha, yes I consider myself extremely lucky indeed and it was an amazing experience. I don’t know if I would ever be able to afford the R1000 ticket so I doubt very much I will have the opportunity to go again xx

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