Sep 20, 2011


Eighty-seven of the country’s best boerewors-makers battled it out on 17 September in the provincial rounds of this year’s Shoprite Checkers Championship Boerewors competition. And now finally, after a period of 4 months during which more than 1000 boereworsmakers went through 2 elimination rounds, and 400 judges tasted more than 47 000 pieces of boerewors, the day has come when the new Boerewors Champion will be chosen 

Ten provincial winners will be travelling to Sun City for the much anticipated grand finale that takes place in the Valley of Waves on 8 October where the winner will drive away with a brand new Toyota Hilux 2.7 Double Cab Raised Body Raider and the much sought after 2011 Boerewors crown! 

The ten finalists for the Sun City Grand Finale are: 

• Eastern Cape – Rudolph Cornelius Herrmann, who was also a finalist in the 2010 Championship Boerewors competition, from Queenstown 
• Free State – Josias Renier Schutte from Welkom. 
• Gauteng – Jaco Labuschagne, who is the reigning 2010 Boerewors Champion, from Boksburg. 
• Gauteng – Portia Khumalo from Tshiawelo. 
• KwaZulu-Natal – Nelson Shandu from Durban. 
• Limpopo – Frans Motidi Letsakga from Polokwane. 
• Mpumalanga – Elias Elijah Nkosi from Nelspruit. 
• North West – Titus Mothusi Boyesa from Brits. 
• Northern Cape – Piet Lesley from Kuruman. 
• Western Cape – Jasper Johannes Gordon, who was also a finalist in the 2010 Championship Boerewors competition, from Strand. 

Top food experts Martin Kobald (award winning chef and Honorary Past President of the SA Chefs Association), Carmen Niehaus (YOU and Huisgenoot Food Editor, and author of more than 20 cookbooks), Jenny Morris (also known as “The Giggling Gourmet” and owner of a successful catering company); Arnold Tanzer (Sunday Times Chef of the Year 2008 and Director – African Continent and Middle East, World Association of Chef’s Societies), Francois Ferreira (SA Food Evangelist, co-owner of the Eden School of Culinary Art and popular food consultant) and Sibahle Mtongana (Food Editor for DRUM magazine and host of Mzanzi Magic’s popular show “Drum presents Cooking with Siba”) – will act as official judges during the final at Sun City and make sure that only the best of the best is selected as the 2011 Championship Boerewors. 

The 2011 Shoprite Checkers Championship Boerewors will receive the South African Chefs Association’s Seal of Approval, ensuring that South Africa’s best loved boerewors is the best of the very best! 

Shoprite and Checkers is proud of South Africa’s boerewors heritage and to celebrate this the supermarket group annually hosts the Championship Boerewors Competition which searches for the country’s best traditional boerewors recipe. The group is renowned for the excellent quality of the meat available at their Meat Markets and they are continuously looking for new recipes and ideas in order to offer customers the best. The annual Boerewors Championship is instrumental in achieving that goal. 

Those who will not have the opportunity to taste the supermarket group’s new Championship Boerewors at Sun City will fortunately not have to wait too long to obtain it. From 14 October this product will be available under the 2011 Championship Boerewors label in the Meat Markets at Shoprite, Checkers and Checkers Hyper stores country-wide. 

For more information on winners, prizes and competition events visit the Championship Boerewors web . 

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