On Monday the 8th of January Eat Out posted that Eat Out editor and chief judge for the Eat Out Restaurant Awards, Abigail Donnelly would be stepping down as of January 31st 2018.
Eat Out magazine is the definitive annual guide for where to eat well in South Africa, featuring top fine-dining destinations, neighbourhood gems and classic favourites.
The 2018 magazine is the 20th edition of the guide and includes reviews of the Eat Out 500, which are the 500 best restaurants in the country as rated by Eat Out’s countrywide editorial panel of 48 critics, as well as details on the Top 10 as announced at the Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards on 19 November.
“Eat Out is proud to have been part of South Africa’s eating out history,”
says Anelde Greeff, editor-in-chief of Eat Out.
“We have witnessed so many amazing restaurants, chefs and trends come and go over the past 20 years, and we hope that this issue pays tribute to that – and to the wonderful new wave of winners of the 2017 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards.”
The 2018 issue of the magazine also introduces the new logo for Eat Out, the first of a number of exciting developments for the brand in the year ahead.
Join in the 20th issue celebrations by following the hashtag #EatOut20.
It was has been said to be a “move allows Eat Out the opportunity to follow international trends by appointing a judging panel that is completely anonymous, such as those of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants and the Michelin Guide.
Members of the panel will be selected by the Eat Out team and will have experience and expertise as chefs, educators in the food or hospitality industry, expert patrons with international dining experience, food critics, hoteliers and/or winemakers.
The judges’ identities will not be revealed while they remain on the panel, and the results will be adjudicated by Eat Out and verified by auditing firm A S Pocock to ensure consistency.”
Abigail Donnelly is said to remain at New Media Publishing as food editor of Woolworths TASTE, with a greater focus on her career in food styling and recipe development as she takes on a larger role with Woolworths as Foods Marketing Creative Manager.
“Eat Out means the world to me. I will miss the chefs and their brigades, and, of course, the Eat Out team, but I cannot wait to see the next chapter unfold and take this industry, which I am so passionate about, to new levels.”
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