22 May 2023

Shoprite and Checkers are calling all chefs, cooks and boerewors enthusiasts to enter their sizzling recipes into the 31st annual Championship Boerewors competition.  

Entries close on 16 June 2023 and the winner will walk away with the coveted title of South Africa’s Boerewors Champion and a brand-new Toyota Fortuner 2.4 GD-6 RB MT valued at R650 000.  

“Winning the competition was an incredible experience. I didn’t think I’d win at the first try. Now I know that nothing can stop me from achieving what I want, not even my age.”

- Welcome Magoso (24), last year’s winner. 

A man celebrating his win. Welcome Magoso, the 2022 Championship Boerewors competition winner, is ecstatic following the announcement last year.

“I would encourage anyone with a good recipe to give it a go because it might change your life. My friends have been asking me for advice about how to enter and I hope they do.” 

Launched in 1992, the competition has attracted boerewors makers from all walks of life over the past three decades.   

The winning boerewors will be available for purchase at Shoprite and Checkers stores nationwide. “The best part of winning the competition is seeing people purchase and enjoy something I created,” confirms Welcome. 

The competition will be judged by a panel of culinary experts from the South African Chefs Association (SACA). All recipes will go through a validation process and must adhere to the guidelines for making traditional boerewors. Once validated, the judges will shortlist 30 recipes before narrowing them down to the top 10 finalists.

Shoprite and Checkers will then invite the top 10 finalists to a special event where they will prepare and cook their boerewors for the judging panel. The winner will be declared on the same day and will walk away with incredible prizes and the esteemed Championship Boerewors maker title for the year 2023.

The winner and runners up will take home:

  • First prize: A new Toyota Fortuner and R20 000 in cash 
  • Second prize: R50 000 in cash
  • Third prize: R30 000 in cash 

For more information and to enter, visit the official website.