Eating is a favourite past time here at VOC, but cooking is another story. That will be put to the test on Sunday at the Cook Off competition to be held at the VOC Family Day at Ratanga Junction. The Cook Off entails selected staff from VOC participating as contestant chefs in a team made up of two. They will be cooking a surprise dish with unknown ingredients they will be given on the day. Teams will be allocated a certain amount of time to complete the dish and will be judged by celebrity chefs.
“As far as the teams are involved, it is more about a team building,” says coordinator Zeriena Jacobs.
Contestants will be cooking a meal and a dessert. Jacobs said the dishes will be a breeze to prepare as there will be instructions.
“The dishes are straightforward. Well, in the dessert there are no ‘boobie’ traps. It will basically be about presentation,” says Jacobs.
The teams include:
-Mogamad Zain and Faadiel Toefy (Saturday live presenters)
-Kamaal Salasa (Breakfast Beat presenter) and his wife Nafeesa Kherekar (VOC producer)
-Shireen Fisher and Waseema Amlay (Shopping Basket presenters)
-Fasiegh Petersen (technical) and Nailah Cornellisen (reporter)
-Maulana Aslam Cassiem (presenter) and Quanita Kamaar (producer)
Judges include: professional chef Anwar Henkman, guest chef Shameema and Nabiela Debeur of Rhodes Quality Foods.
Jacobs feels confident in her contestants and believes with team work they will succeed.
“The teams are made up of a sensible bunch and I’m sure they will cook up a storm. Hopefully the team spirit will flow,” says Jacobs.
VOC urges listeners to come and show their support for the contestants.
“I am anticipating a large crowd and hoping the listeners come and support the contestants as they are a bit shy,” says Jacobs.
The cook off is scheduled between 11:00am and 12:30pm. VOC