Fashion designer becomes boerewors champion
Earlier this week, to everyone’s surprise, a fashion designer was named the winner in the 7th Shoprite & Checkers Namibian Champion Boerewors Competition.
Cobus Moller, a distinguished fashion designer, brought another dimension of flair to the competition when his boerewors recipe was chosen as the nation’s best from the 500 contestants who took part. On top of claiming the champion boerewors maker title, he got a brand new 4×4 bakkie from Indongo Toyota. This was Moller’s second attempt at the title. Last year he made it to the top ten.
The huge number of entries is testimony to both the popularity of the competition and the central role boerewors plays in Namibian cuisine. Each contestant believes his or her recipe is the best, and it took some serious deliberation during adjudication process to determine exactly whose is really the best. In the end, it was a fashion designer’s flair that clinched the champion title by a mere two votes.
Attending the championship ceremony were the top ten contestants, Shoprite & Checkers management and representatives from the three ancillary sponsors, Coca-Cola, Castle Lager and Indongo Toyota. Shoprite & Checkers Namibia General Manager, Paul Malan confirmed that the public choice separated the winner and runner-up by only two votes.
Afterwards Moller said “I attended last years competition and made the top 10, and the reason I entered again was because I enjoyed myself so much last year. I never intended to win this year so winning was a bonus! I just wanted to have a great time with all the contestants and experience such a well-organised event. I would recommend the occasion to anyone, even if you’re not a contestant, go next year just for the wonderful experience. A big Thank You to Paul Malan and Shoprite & Checkers Namibia for organising such a fantastic event”.
An elated Malan said “The Namibian Champion Boerewors competition has been running consecutively for seven years. I am extremely excited by how much it has grown in that time. Our team has already started to plan next year’s event.”