Open Challenge to All Cooks

Team Namibia has announced an exciting cook-off, the Plate of Namibia Seafood Challenge, which is open to any cook. Culinary experts from the Namibian Chefs Association (NCA) will review all entries and select eight finalists, who will be announced at Pick n Pay Wernhil next week Friday 31 March.

The cook-off finale will take place on 4 April from 18:00 at the Namibia Food and Wine Festival which will be held at the Nampower Convention Centre. Amateur Namibian cooks and food experts are invited to enter this high profile competition by submitting their recipes for a three-course seafood menu via before 27 March. Contestants are restricted to only using Team Namibia ingredients in their recipes to guarantee the local flavouring of their masterpieces.

Lizette Foot, CEO of Team Namibia said that through this competition they aim to inspire consumers to enjoy the wide variety of Namibian ingredients and that this year’s competition is themed a Seafood Challenge to raise awareness of the local seafood alternatives as part of their vision to make Namibian products and services part of everyday life.

The culinary experts from the Chefs Association who will be judging this event are Ralf Herrgott who is a Chef Lecturer at the Hotel School of the Polytechnic. He is professionally trained and qualified in Germany. Assisting him are Fortune Kangeehi who was one of 18 contestants and the only Namibian in the South African Master Chef 2012 competition and David Thomas who has won the Namibian Chef of the Year three times and owns the Lyon de Sables restaurant in Walvis Bay. He studied in Lyon, the food capital of France.Teams of two will cook off and each stand a chance to win prizes valued at N$65,000 in total.

Source : Namibia Economist