If you missed it last year, just a note to say that the second annual #Chefs4Soil is to be held at the award-winning Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia on 20 June, when top chef Ivor Jones and his talented team will dish up a delicious dinner in support of Soil for Life. Since it opened in late 2016, Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia has become one of the country’s top eateries. It is ‘the best restaurant in Cape Town’ according to The Inside Guide’s chefs’ survey and took 4th place in the 2017 Mercedes-Benz Eat Out Awards.
Soil for Life Dinner
On the #Chefs4Soil menu are seven contemporary tapas dishes to share, each lovingly created with seasonal ingredients including freshly-picked herbs and vegetables from Soil for Life’s organic garden. Dessert will be Chef Ivor’s signature wild honey and lavender crème, and each course will be accompanied by delectable Beau Constantia wines. Tickets are R1 200 per couple and the proceeds will be used to grow home food gardens in low-income areas.
Chef Ivor has been a passionate supporter of Soil for Life since they helped him set up an organic kitchen garden at Beau Constantia. When he learned about the non-profit’s community-based Home Food Gardening programme, he organised the first #Chefs4Soil to generate much-needed funds. The evening raised R30, 411 which provided training, tools and seeds to help 10 unemployed people create productive home food gardens. This year he hopes to raise even more. “It’s going to be a fun, relaxed evening in aid of a really good cause with great food and wine,” he says.
Each course will be paired with Beau Constantia’s fine wine, kindly donated by farm owner Pierre du Preez. “The wines perfectly complement our food, the quality is phenomenal” says Chef Ivor. Seats are limited. To book #Chefs4Soil call Beau Constantia Chefs Warehouse on 021 794 8632 (extension 1) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost of R1, 200 per couple includes seven tapas dishes, dessert and Beau Constantia wines. It excludes tips, drinks and coffee. Please specify dietary requirements when booking.
CHEFS WAREHOUSE BEAU CONSTANTIA
Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia opened in December 2016 with Chef Ivor Jones heading up the kitchen and Jami De Witt is in charge of the front of house. Offering contemporary, beautifully plated tapas for two with a menu that is created from local, fresh, seasonal produce. Situated at the top of Constantia Nek, the spectacular views are unsurpassed. Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia is open for lunch from 12.00 until 14.30 and dinner from 17.00 until 20.00, Tuesday to Sunday. For reservations email email@example.com.
SOIL FOR LIFE
Soil for Life is a wonderful non-profit organisation in Cape Town that is on a mission to grow healthy soil, people and communities. They help people learn to grow nutritious, organic food using low-cost, environmentally-friendly methods with whatever resources are available. Soil for Life was started in 2002 by Pat Featherstone and since then, has trained thousands of people in sustainable food gardening.
A total of 4,653 people were trained through Soil for Life’s community-based Home Food Gardening programme between 2009 and 2017. These are unemployed people living in low-income areas of Cape Town including Delft, Gugulethu, Khayelitsha, Philippi and Steenberg and growing green has changed their lives. The benefits are numerous on many levels – for the individuals, their families, their communities and the planet. Soil for Life’s demonstration garden and training center in Constantia has a shop, nursery and coffee shop as well as Cape Town’s greenest function room, which is available for conferences, meetings and small events.
Beau Constantia, a contemporary boutique wine farm owned by the du Preez family, is situated at the top of Constantia Nek, Cape Town. Their glass-encased tasting room has an incredible view over the valley. Vines are planted to an elevation of 350 meters above sea-level on some of the steepest agricultural slopes in the Cape. These lovingly nurtured vines are spoilt with panoramic views of the Stellenbosch and Helderberg Mountain ranges and over False Bay as far as Hangklip. More on www.beauconstantia.com.
The Essential Details
For more information looks to the Soil for Life website: www.soilforlife.co.za. For media queries please contact Info@OnCourseCommunication.co.za or call 021 782 0877 / 084 682 2847. For more on Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia look at www.beauconstantia.com.