First round of Nedbank Kapana Cook-Off a great success

29 Jun 2016 17:20pm
OSHAKATI, 29 JUN (NAMPA) - The first round of the Nedbank Kapana Cook-Off had fires blazing on Saturday at the Ondangwa Open Market.
An enthusiastic crowd gathered to experience the Kapana (grilled meat) cook-off by 34 participants, who competed in preparing the most delicious grilled meat and were judged by members of the Namibia Chefs Association (NCA) - David Thomas, Toivo Hifihamba and Alina Iyambo.
Nedbank Head of Marketing and Communications Gernot de Klerk said the bank embraces and celebrates the diversity of Namibia and what people have to offer, adding the Kapana experience provides a platform to bring people from all walks of life together.
“Coming together around a fire and grilling meat over the coals is part of the fabric of Namibian life. It’s the one thing we all have in common; this is a characteristic of Namibian entrepreneurs that we respect and admire.”
De Klerk expressed hope that the Nedbank Kapana Cook-Off will in its own way help inspire Namibians to celebrate the spirit of togetherness.
The competition also provides an opportunity to celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit of Namibians.
Five contestants came out top in the first round of the Nedbank Kapana Cook-Off - Theopilus Nekwaya, Tulongeni Gabriel, Loide Shuumbi, Hamunyela Ndapanda and Lina Ndipwashimue.
They have advanced to the final round of the competition, set for the Ongwediva Annual Trade Fair on 27 August this year.
The second round of qualifiers for the finals will take place at Chopsi’s Bar in Windhoek on 30 July.
Entries close on 15 July.