UFS at Hostex 2015

Unilever Food Solutions will splash out at Hostex 2015

Unilever Food Solutions is ready to serve, educate and entertain the food service industry for four days at Hostex Jo’burg, Sandton Convention Centre, starting Sunday.

Battle lines will be drawn and knives sharpened for an intense culinary cook-off at HOSTEX 2015 as 20 top chefs battle it out in the sizzling ‘Plate to Win’ competition, which will see over R20 000 being won by the top three contestants.

From 15 to 18 March 2015, Unilever Food Solutions (UFS) will be challenging 20 hand-picked chefs from Durban, Cape Town and Jo’burg to an action-packed mystery basket competition. With daily cook-offs in four rounds of action, contestants will be eliminated based on the innovative dishes they plate for judges. By Day Four on Wednesday 18 March 2015 only five contestants will remain standing in the battle for the first prize of R10k, second prize of R7k and R5k third prize.

“As Unilever Food Solutions, we continuously strive to introduce new and exciting competitions to inspire culinary talent in South Africa. Plate to Win will require skill, confidence, innovation and ideas that will break the Judges. This competition will put the contestants under pressure to see how they can best utilise our time-saving professional ingredients to create the winning plate. Surrounded by lights, cameras and a live audience, our 20 contestants will be under the spotlight” says Craig Elliot, executive head chef of UFS South Africa, adding that the company looks forward to entertaining and inspiring visitors at HOSTEX, Africa’s leading food service, hospitality and catering expo.

A long-time exhibitor at Hostex, UFS will also be presenting its range of innovative professional ingredients. With a double-story stand featuring a live-feed across Hall 1 and visitors seating, the Unilever Food Solutions stand will undoubtedly be a hive of activity.

The Unilever Food Solutions team will be available to answer questions as well as give hints and tips on nutrition and the company’s Seductive Nutrition campaign, Menu Engineering and much more. Other brands present at the stand will be Robertson’s, Meadowland, Marvello, Carte D’Or, Lipton, Fine Foods and Knorr.

“Unilever Food Solutions is all about enhancing the skills of the chefs with the quality products that we produce. At Hostex, our UFS chefs will be showcasing how best to use these ingredients to present dishes that combine convenience with creative flair,” concludes Michel Mellis, MD of Unilever Food Solutions South Africa.

Pre-register online at www.hostex.co.za