It’s time for stokvels around the country to show off their culinary skills and creativity with White Star Super Maize Meal and Royco® in the ultimate Stokvel Cooking Challenge, in partnership with Move! Magazine.
All stokvels are invited to enter by submitting in a recipe, some photographs and a motivation, from which the top stokvels in each participating region will be selected. These will compete head-to-head in the semi-final events, which will take place as follows:
- Gauteng: 23 April 2016
- KwaZulu-Natal: 30 April 2016
- Pretoria: 7 May 2016
- East London: 14 May 2016
The winning stokvel in each region will then be transported to Gauteng for the final on the 4th of June, 2016, where stokvel groups can win their portion of R50 000 cash.
“We started the White Star Stokvel Cooking Challenge in 2014 and just love to see stokvel groups continue to come up with creative dishes using this South African staple food, said White Star Marketing Manager, Mokhele Makhothi.
Singer, actress and long-time White Star celebrity chef, Lucia Mthiyane, and The Royco® mom & 2014 MasterChef SA runner up, Siphokazi Mdlankomo, are the star judges of the competition. When asked what she’s expecting from the competing dishes, Lucia Mthiyane explained: “Even though maize meal is an everyday food for so many South Africans, there’s no reason why it should be boring. There are so many dishes you can create with maize meal if you use a quality product. This competition challenges stokvel groups to think creatively about White Star.”
“No one brings the community together better than the stokvel moms and their meals, but they will always tell you that a meal is not complete if there is no flavour & gravy to accompany it! Royco® guarantees delicious meals every time, so it was only befitting that we come to the party and give the stokvel members a competitive advantage,” said Royco® Brand Manager, Khosi Snondo.
To enter, stokvels must send a picture of their members, a recipe using White Star and Royco®, a picture of their dish as well as a motivation regarding why their group deserves to be part of this exciting competition. Entries can be sent via email to email@example.com or by SMS to 34687 before the 20th of March 2016.
Follow the competition on the White Star Super Maize Meal Facebook page.
Original: The search is on for South Africa’s star stokvel chefs