Cooking competition for stokvels

2016-03-16 06:00
PHOTO:supplied  Stokvels are invited to submit their dishes for judging by 20 March.

PHOTO:supplied Stokvels are invited to submit their dishes for judging by 20 March.

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IT’S time for stokvels around the country to show 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 in the province on 30 April.

The winning stokvel in each region will then be transported to Gauteng for the final on 4 June, when 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 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 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.”

Follow the competition on the White Star Super Maize Meal Facebook page. – Supplied

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 or by SMS to 34687 before 20 March

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