WINDHOEK, 19 JUNE – Nedbank Namibia in conjunction with the Namibia Chefs Association, Meatma, Pick n Pay and Bakpro have announced that the deadline for the National Kapana Cook Off, Northern Round is 22 June.
The event itself will take place on 30 June 2018, and judges will work to find the best kapana for the Northern region in front of Pick n Pay, Ondangwa.
“The response by Namibian entry level vendors has been both inspiring and exciting and there is great exhilaration as to what these skilled entry level vendors will prepare at the cook off. Professional chefs working in the Northern region are also encouraged to enter to demonstrate their culinary expertise and special take on Namibia’s most loved dish, Kapana. Entries are open in both categories until 22 June 2018 for the Northern Round of the Competition,” read a statement issued earlier today by Nedbank.
The finals will take place in the capital city Windhoek during the month of August.
Preliminary rounds will be held across Namibia and entrants are reminded of the following important closing dates:
• Northern Round: 22 June 2018
• Coastal Round: 29 June 2018
• Eastern Round: 06 July 2018
• Central Round: 13 July 2018
The coveted prize of a fully fledged Kapana container shop along with a Nedbank bank account with a 15,000 Namibia Dollar cash balance, SME training and mentorship is what all entry level kapana vendors hope to win.
The Kapana National Cook off is one of the vehicles Nedbank Namibia utilises to reach out to the small players in the market to aid them in formalising their business operations. Entries are free and the competition is run nationally to ensure that no one is left behind, providing an opportunity many Kapana vendors only dream about.
Collect your entry form at your nearest Nedbank Namibia branch. – NDN Staffer