Vegetarian cook-off goes wild

2016-10-06 06:00
PHOTOS: precious gumede Amy Chu (left) hands over a prize to lucky draw winner Priscilla Du Toit.

PHOTOS: precious gumede Amy Chu (left) hands over a prize to lucky draw winner Priscilla Du Toit.

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WILD Coast Sun International restaurant, Chico’s, hosted the Fry’s Family Foods cook-off on Saturday night.

A live broadcast of the cook-off was shot with host Karou Charou, who kept guests entertained with lucky draws and prize giveaways.

Pricilla Du Toit, in the audience won the first prize of a wine hamper and R1 000 in cash.

Before the cook-off started Charou asking the audience to write their names down and enter a lucky draw and they could be chosen to assist the guest chefs.

Celebrity chef Thigam Naidoo, also the academic director of the South African­ Hospitality Institute, started and KwaZulu-Natal’s MasterChef Diena­ Naidoo, were the chefs to take part in the cook-off.

Before the gas stoves started heating, Dr Paul Palmer, a chiropractor and leading plant-based nutritionist in South Africa, gave a nutritional talk on how he strives to educate his patients about the importance of a healthy lifestyle incorporating chiropractic, plant-based nutrition and exercise.

He said animal foods as a food group promote cancer and plant foods have proved to protect against and fight cancer and convinced guests that Fry’s family food is the way to go.

Chef Thigam Naidoo was the first to go in the lucky draw and drew out the name of Dave Harvey, who assisted her to make a stir fry using Fry’s Family Foods “chicken strips”.

Chef Diena Naidoo was the second chef to prepare a meal for the audience and chose to cook with his friend Myan Moodley, Wild Coast general manager, making butter chicken also using Fry’s Family Foods “chicken-style strips”, adding curry. The audience were served a buffet of Fry’s Family Food dishes and went home satisfied and educated.

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