Usakos man wins Plate of Namibia

William Smith (wearing Yellow Bandana) impressed judges with his beer battered kudu fillet to win the Team Namibia’s Plate of Namibia 2013 competition.William Smith (35) from Usakos won Team Namibia’s Plate of Namibia 2013 competition with his authentic dish: “Beer battered kudu fillet stuffed with mushroom and spinach, served with Yogurt and Tomato sauce”.
The live cook-off competition, sponsored by FNB Namibia, Pick n Pay and MTC took place on Saturday, 23 March 2013 at Pick n Pay Auas Valley to celebrate Namibia’s 23rd Birthday with local food and drink.
William’s N$23 000 grand prize included N$10 000 from FNB Namibia; a N$10 000 voucher from Pick n Pay, a cookery course from Polytechnic Hotel School and airtime from MTC.
William could not contain his excitement. He said: “I am absolutely delighted to have won this competition. I love cooking with game and I enjoyed adding my own contemporary Namibian twist by way of a Weisen beer paptert (porridge pie) to the dish.”