Kapana cook-off winners crowned

The winners of the Kapan cook-off competition grand finale that was held at Shanghai Park Lounge in Windhoek, Khomasdal were crowned last week.

In the professional chef’s category, 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$5 000, SME Mentorship Development Training Programme and the grand prize of a trailer (mobile kitchen) valued at N$100 000.

The second runner-up, Kanisia Amoomo, won N$7 000 from Nedbank and a MeatMa shopping voucher worth N$3 000, while the third runner-up, Mr. Martin Kaukungua, won a cash prize of N$3 000 from Nedbank and a MeatMa shopping voucher worth N$2 000. 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," wholesale manager of Meatco, Martina Kr?ller said.

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.