Byline: Kelebogile Masemola
20 March 2022
Tampico Spur hosted its 1st chief cook competition on Sunday, 20 March 2022 at their Soshanguve crossing branch.
A total number of eight kids between the ages of 6 – 13 years old participated in the cook off to see who is the best young chief cook in Soshanguve.
The participants were given ingredients to make a burger and a dessert of their choice of which the best young chief cook won a R500 Spur voucher and a Spur Cooking Hamper worth R1000.
According to Sihle Makana, Tampico Spur Public Relations Manager, they’ve always wanted to give the kids an opportunity to learn about Spur.
“We always wanted to give the kids, which we love having here at Spur an opportunity to learn more about Spur.
“We created this event so that they can learn how we make our burgers and actually to get an inside on how we create our food here at Spur,” Sihle said.
Spur put out advertisements on their Facebook page whereby the participants were requested to post videos on WhatsApp while cooking with their parents.
“There was no entry fee for this competition, our main objective was to create something for our kids to come take part but most importantly have fun and win special cooking treats,” Sihle said.
It’s the first time Spur Soshanguve hosted the kids cooking competition but plans to host more competitions in the future.
“We have never hosted a competition like this one in Soshanguve, but we plan to host more from now on, we are also going to host the same event at Spur Hammanskraal before the end of the year,” He said.
The winner of the competition was Angel Seroka who is 9 years old, she had the support of her mother Annah Seroka who was so overjoyed over Angel’s victory.
“Angel loves being in the kitchen, she loves baking and always asks me to enter cooking competitions for her so I took a plunge and entered this one for her.
“This win is the step in the right direction for her, we will enter more competitions as she advances her cooking skills, I am so proud of her,” Annah Seroka said.
The participants didn’t only have fun but they’ve also learned how to make the food they order when they visit Spur with their parents.
“I am so excited and it doesn’t stop here, I’m going to enter more competitions and win,” Angel said.