Robertson’s Potjie competition returns for 4th edition Aug. 11

PHEMELO RAMASU - BG REPORTER
Friday, 20 July 2018
Robertson’s Potjie competition returns for 4th edition Aug. 11

The Robertson’s Potjie competition 2018 edition is slated to take place on August 11th at the Gaborone Yacht Club. The event, that is in its fourth year, has become increasingly popular and is a hit amongst amateur chefs. This year, organisers are promising an even bigger event, and are pulling all stops to give fans of the annual competition the time of their life.

Organised by local company Benju, every year participating teams go all out to claim the overall prize. The event sees competing teams that are made up of friends, family and colleagues cooking up a storm while following strict instructions.   The competition is open to ten teams, and registration is on a first come basis, so if you are one of the interested parties, the time is now to register and start getting ready for the big day.  Event organiser, Jennifer Gaffney who is the Marketing and Events Manager for Benju explains that this year they are changing it up and adding more elements to make the event a truly fun day for the entire family.

Gaffney points out that they have discovered that in winter, a lot of people hardly go out, and that they have created the event to get the whole family out, and enjoy some mouth-watering food, and delicious wine company.  She further notes that over the years, they have observed that Gaborone has a lot of foodies, and that her company enjoys seeing their competitive streak come out in the entrants during the course of the day.  “People have gone all out in previous years with the set-up of the stalls, their food presentation and it really creates a lovely atmosphere for everyone in attendance,” she explains.

Gaffney also notes that they have added some of the local celebrities to the judging panel, and they include food blogger Samantha Moakofi of Lunch with Bae, and Musa Mhlasi of The Box Restaurant. She explains that they have CA Sales on board as partners (and they will provide the teams with seasonings from Robertson’s spice ranges and Knorr products), and they will provide the teams with some of the key ingredients that they will use in their award-winning recipes. Something worth noting is that they have local companies on board such as the In-Play Indoor Playground, and they will be keeping the little ones occupied while the parents are having their own kind of fun. CA Sales will also bring along the Oros Man and Simba Lion for the little ones. Entrance for the public is P20, and free for children below 12 years.

She advises that teams should remember that there are rules that they need to abide by, and these include using a bottle of Robertson wine in their potjie (it will be provided to them), as well as using Robertson’s spices (it will be provided to them). “The contestants must do all their preparations on site, and no prior preparation is allowed,” she cautions.  “The judges really look out for the taste, first and foremost as well as presentation of the meal and team’s stall. Creativity is key,” she highlights. For further information about the competition and entry requirements email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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