Realise A Dream

The Ladles of Love Young Food Entrepreneur Competition

We are looking to grow the businesses of 3 lucky chefs or food artisans with our first ever young food entrepreneur competition!

In celebration of Youth Day on 16 June in South Africa, Ladles of Love in will be hosting the Realise A Dream competition between now and 16 June 2021.

The youth unemployment statistics in South Africa are at an all-time high and the impact it has on our young people is devastating.  As we look forward to celebrating Youth Day – we acknowledge just how tough it is for young people, when no amount of talent and skills can get you a job or way to provide for your family with dignity.

Imagine the positive outcomes of supporting local entrepreneurs in this way –  by investing and empowering young Cape Town chefs and food artisans to start their own enterprises while creating jobs and local food supply.

The Final RAD Event will take place at 10 am on 16 June in celebration of South Africa’s Youth Day at Makers Landing at the V&A Waterfront. You are welcome to join us at the event or via Live Streaming across our social media platforms.

See our ten finalists below.

Contact us for direct enquiries:

A logo of a chef's hat with kitchen utensils for the Realise A dream Young food entrepreneur competition

Our RAD Finalists

We are excited to introduce our dynamic 10 Realise a Dream (RAD) Finalists! Simply click on their profile image below to find our more on their amazing food businesses in Cape Town.

Genya Gluckman

Fazlin Isaacs

Ghabeebah Cloete

Miguel Blick

Bradwyn Joseph

Claudine Bansigayeko

Natasha Eckard

Thabisho Sechogela

Tsholofelo Masango

Keanu Johnston

The Realise A Dream is a young food entrepreneur competition which aims to help 3 young  experienced local chefs or food artisans who dream of owning or growing their own business.

You need be an experienced food entrepreneurs between the ages of  18-34 years old and already have a developed product and in the business of producing, making or baking food products.

Realise A Dream offers winners upskill training opportunities in the food industry to help you gain a more competitive edge.

The ten finalists will all compete in the Final Event that takes place at Makers Landing at 10 am on 16 June on Youth Day. The Final RAD Event will also be Live Streamed across our social media platforms.

Take a look at the amazing prizes the top 3 will win below:

Danny, Ladles of Love founder, standing with young food entrepreneur and baker, Mcebisi in a kitchen.

The 3 Top Winners of the Realise A Dream Competition will each win these incredible prizes:

Entrepreneurship Training and Kitchen Equipment sponsored by GrandWest

Business/food incubation training between 3-6 months at Maker’s Landing (V&A Waterfront)

A Kitchen Credit at the Incubation Space for 3 months at Maker’s Landing (V&A Waterfront)

A One Day Food/Product Master Class at Maker’s Landing (V&A Waterfront)

A Heavy Chef’s Membership for 6 months

A One Year’s Subscription to TASTE Magazine

A 6 Month Golden Circle Mentorship Programme from Over the Rainbow

Logo and Corporate Identity developed for your own brand from Over the Rainbow (For the top 10 entrants!)

How Can You Get Involved?

Invest with us in young Cape Town food entrepreneurs who need business training and equipment to realise their dream of starting or growing a food enterprise. Together, we can create some incredible positive outcomes from supporting local entrepreneurs.

Each investment will contribute towards other Ladles of Love Enterprise Development Fund realising the dreams of young talented chefs and food entrepreneurs.

Whether you are a business or individual donor, you investment from R200 will help these talented young chefs partaking in Realise a Dream, our first ever food entrepreneurship competition.

Contact us directly to get your business involved via email:

Invest with us in young chefs and food entrepreneurs who need business training while growing our local food enterprises.

  1. Invest R200 using our donation form
  2. Choose a payment method.
  3. Add ‘RAD’ in the message and your investment goes directly into our Social Enterprise Development Fund.

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