Mario Poolman, Manager: Communications, PR & Brand, Nedbank said that grilling meat over coal is part of the fabric of Namibian life and Kapana has assumed national stature of late. “Its propensity to bring people from all walks of life together is something we support and celebrate,” he said.
He emphasised that they respect the contribution of micro-businesses, like Kapana vendors to the economy. “What we especially admire about these vendors is their entrepreneurial spirit, in some cases extreme innovation and a drive to make things happen regardless of circumstance,” he said.
“We hope the Nedbank Kapana Cook-off will in its own way continue to inspire and celebrate the Namibian spirit of togetherness and endeavour,” concluded Poolman.
Participants can complete entry forms which will be available from Nedbank Independence, Katutura, Oshakati and Ongwediva branches. 20 entries will be selected for the Nedbank Kapana Cook-off, of which only 10 will make it to the last round. The winner will receive N$10 000, second place will receive N$5 000 and N$3 500 for the third place.
Nedbank will provide all materials for the Cook-off, but participants must arrange their own accommodation and transport to Ongwediva. The Namibia Chefs Association will facilitate the judging of the competition and a preliminary round will be held during the morning with a final round in the afternoon.