All roads lead to the Gaborone Yacht Club for the 4th edition of the Robertson’s Potjie competition 2018 this Saturday. The event gives amateur chefs a platform where they can showcase their culinary skills, and have fun cooking up a storm for the judges and spectators.
The event is put together by local company Benju, and over the past three years participating teams pull all the stops to claim the overall prize. This year will be no different. The competition comprises teams that are made up of friends family, and colleagues. The competition is open to only ten teams.
Speaking during a recent interview, event organiser, Jennifer Gaffney who is the Marketing and Events Manager for Benju explained that this year they are adding more elements to make the event a truly fun day for the entire family. Gaffney pointed 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 noted 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.
Judges for this year include food blogger Samantha Moakofi of Lunch with Bae and Musa Mhlasi of The Box Restaurant. CA Sales is on board as partners and will provide the teams with seasonings from Robertson’s spice ranges and Knorr products. They will provide the teams with some of the key ingredients that they will use in their award-winning recipes.
Local companies on board include 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 entry is free for children under 12. The most important rule for the teams to remember is that they must use a bottle of Robertson wine in their potjie (it will be provided to them), as well as use Robertson’s spices which will also be provided.