A 33 year old female from Qwaqwa Eastern Free State has walked away with the grand prize of R500 000 to either run her own restaurant or own a franchise. Sekgametsi Mopalami, director and owner of Sekgametsi Catering and cleaning company is the winner of 2015 FS Master Caterers Challenge.
The Free State Department of Economic and Small Business Development rolled the project and announced the winner at the Central University of Technology(CUT) yesterday.
Mopalami says she has not yet chosen between a franchise and restaurant, which she will choose but has asked the MEC’s office to assist her in the decision.
Her company is based in Bloemfontein after she relocated to the city in 2010. The 12 finalists demonstrated their culinary and business skills before the panel of judges, who judged according to varied criteria.
MEC for the department Mosebenzi Zwane launched the challenge in January this year.