THE search for South Africa’s best boerewors recipe is on and the competition heated up with the announcement of the top 10 contestants.
The popular Championship Boerewors competition, presented annually by Shoprite and Checkers, kicked off in May this year with thousands of entrants submitting their traditional boerewors recipes.
Through various judging rounds, the contestants were whittled down and this year’s top 10 includes South Africans from all walks of life, from a housewife to a business developer, and even a 14-year-old learner.
Meet this year’s finalists (in no particular order):
. Adriaan Marx from Somerset West, Western Cape
. Chris Roodt from Cradock, Eastern Cape
. Delano Jasper from Wellington, Western Cape (2020 winner)
. Fredrika Trollip from White River, Mpumalanga
. Marius Maritz from Bloemfontein, Free State
. Robin Jaar from Paarl, Western Cape
. Sanele Cele from Kwa Mashu, KwaZulu-Natal
. Vikash Bachu from Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal
. Xavier Blaauw from Wellington, Western Cape (aged 14)
. Yolande Coleske from Kariega, Eastern Cape
Roodt (43) is a regional meat markets manager from Cradock.
Roodt has entered the Championship Boerewors competition five times before, but this is the furthest he has come thus far – with his next best attempt coming in 2017, when he reached the top 18.
Roodt, along with the rest of the top 10, are all vying for the grand prize which includes the coveted title of 2021 Championship Boerewors winner, the honour of having their boerewors sold in Shoprite and Checkers stores nationwide and a Toyota Fortuner 2.4 GD-6 4X2 6AT.
The winner is to be decided upon today, Thursday, August 26, during a virtual affair which will be broadcast live on the Shoprite and Checkers YouTube channels from 12:30, just after midday.
-– ISSUED BY SHOPRI TE