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Partnership to support a brighter future for young chefs


A bespoke patisserie kitchen sponsored by Defy was unveiled at the Jackie Cameron School of Food and Wine campus in Hilton on Friday, November 5, 2021.

The domestic appliance manufacturer said the partnership with the acclaimed school indicated its commitment to empowering youth who are seeking careers in the culinary arts.

The school’s students, well acquainted with showcasing their talents by serving patrons at weekends, provided the catering for the event.

Focus on youth

Defy’s regional CEO Mustafa Soylu said: “Defy’s purpose of pioneering our future together, can only be fully realised through the investment and focus on the youth, the future pioneers who will continue to shape this country for the next 100 years.

“By combining her love of food with her dream to tutor aspiring chefs, Jackie has created a culinary school that fosters a spirit of continuity. It is her dedication to laying the foundations for a better future that resonates with the Defy brand and the prosperity of our country.”

The school offers an internationally-recognised chef course that consistently places all its student graduates in well-respected restaurants around the country.

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However, Jackie Cameron says there is more to food than working in a top restaurant.

“I really enjoy sharing all that I have been fortunate enough to learn and experience with my students,” she says, adding that her aim is to impart this knowledge, and equip her students with the skills to ‘go it alone’ with confidence.

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“I am thrilled to team up with a trusted brand that represents quality, consistency, reliability and excellence in innovation and design. The bespoke patisserie kitchen will add significant value to our school kitchen facilities and will no doubt be instrumental in preparing our future intake of students for a career in the culinary arts.”

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