The 2018 Kapana Cook-off Competition grand finale was held on 4 August at Shanghai Park Lounge in Khomasdal, Windhoek.
Nedbank Namibia, in proud association with MeatMa, Meatco’s product brand, Namibia Chefs Association (NamChefs), Pick n Pay and Namib Mills, recognised the best Kapana cooks for the Entry Level Category and the Professional Chefs Category in the land.
In the Professional Chefs Category, Mr. Immanuel Kudumo from the Eastern Region scooped a cash prize of N$10.000 courtesy of Nedbank.
In the Entry Level Category, the grand winner, Mr. Sakeus Kateya, walked away with N$10. 000 cash prize from Nedbank, a MeatMa shopping voucher worth N$5000, SME Mentorship Development Training Programme and the grand prize of a trailer (mobile kitchen) valued at N$100.000.
The second runner-up, Ms. Kanisia Amoomo, won N$7000 from Nedbank and a MeatMa shopping voucher worth N$3000, while the third runner-up, Mr. Martin Kaukungua, won a cash prize of N$3000 from Nedbank and a MeatMa shopping voucher worth N$2000. All three Entry Level winners hailed from the Central Region.
“We thank each and every contestant who came from all over the country to participate in this competition. At MeatMa, we assist kapana vendors to grow their businesses through offering opportunities of opening accounts or getting Meatco vouchers and purchasing meat directly from us," Meatco’s Wholesale Manager, Martina Krӧller, said.
“We hope to see everyone at our outlets in Okahandja at the old Meatco Factory, Bonanza in Oshakati and in Northern Industrial Area Sheffield Street near Meatco’s Head Office purchasing our great variety of products at affordable prices,” she added.
Nedbank's Head of Marketing and Communications, Gernot de Klerk, expressed his gratitude to the co-sponsors and participants who made the competition a success.
“The trailer is a fantastic prize for anybody aspiring to start a small business, we are therefore pleased to assist our winner in growing his business,” de Klerk said.
The Kapana Cook-off Competition attracted attention from participants across the country. Preliminary rounds were held in the Northern, Eastern, Coastal and Central regions to determine the ultimate grand winner who was crowned in Windhoek.
Meatco's Acting CEO, Jannie Breytenbach with staff inside the mobile kitchen Grand Prize.
The Kapana trailer which was won by the Kapana Champion.
1st runner-up winner with Meatco's Sales Representative, Griffith Uahindua and Head Marketing and Communications at Nedbank, Gernot de Klerk.