2015 FS Master Caterers Challenge winner to be announced

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THANDI XABA

The Free State Department of Economic and Small Business Development will announce the winner for the 2015 Free State Master Caterers Challenge tonight at the Central University of Technology(CUT).

The 12 finalists will demonstrate their culinary and business skills before the panel of judges, who will judge according to varied criteria. The overall winner will walk away with a franchise while finalists will receive cash prizes.

Chief Director of Small Business Development Gadija Brown says the department aims to align the vision of the caterers with the initiatives they have rolled out.

MEC for the department, Mosebenzi Zwane, launched the Challenge in January this year.

One of the 12 caterers competing tonight is Lucky Serome who says being part of this challenge has exposed her to the vital points in catering such as hygiene, food processing and business skills.

Prior this cook-off the participating caterers received 18 months of intense training at CUT to sharpen their skills in preparation of the challenge.