COMPETITION IS HEATING UP – Checking out the goods at the Food Lovers Market were amateur home cooks, Samantha Rampersad (Clare Estate), Samson Maistry (Isipingo) & Samiya Gul (Berea) – who are just some of our contestants gearing up for the annual Springfield Retail Centre curry cook off competition which takes place on Saturday, April 6. There will be a total of 9 unprofessional home cooks vie for the top spot in each of the 3 respective categories – that of seafood, chicken and meat.
When asked how they felt about the upcoming competition taking place at the weekend, all were excited to participate and they looked forward to the judges tasting “their winning meal”, as they joked amongst themselves.
It looks like it is already “heating up” amongst these amateur home cooks and the judges will have a tough task ahead of them.
Prizes up for grabs in each category include R5000 in cash for 1st place, as well as a 2 plate gas stove sponsored by Totai, our 2nd place winner will receive R2000 and R1000 will go to the team that comes in 3rd place.
Entertaining the crowds from 10am and throughout the cooking process is one of Durban’s top comedic stand-up artist, Masood Boomgaard, who will be your host while our seasoned judges Ramola Makan from Elba/Totai Appliances and renowned cook book author; the Executive Chef from the Endless Horizons Group, Gordon Manuel; Frank Chemaly – Independent Media food critic and journalist and lastly, Guy Gorrie, the Executive Chef from The Royal Palm Hotel will be tasting their way to find out who will be the winners for the 2019 Springfield Retail Centre Curry Cook-Off competition.