North Road Potjie Festival
The North road event is held annually in the Eastern Townships of Quebec in Stanbridge East on the Saturday of May long weekend, this year the date is May 20th.
This is the 7th annual invite only Potjie festival, the only of its kind in Canada. Our rules are true to those of other events, no pre-cooked anything allowed and potjiekos must all be made on site. The winners are chosen by ballot by those in attendance and a trophy is awarded to the winner of the open class as well as medals to second and third finishers.
1st, 2nd and 3rd place medals are also given to winners of the other classes of curry, chilli and dessert. Unlike other competitions where there are random locations to cook, our festival is a single line of Potjies, this is a sight to behold and get very excited about!!
We are looking at hitting the 60 in a row milestone this year, does any of the South African events do this?
The attendance has been increasing an average of 25% every year, I will be happy to post new pics and Youtube video soon.
There is no entry fee, but it is in benefit of “Hope in South Africa”, a global partnership that nurtures youth in the Karoo, all donations go to this cause.
Yes Potjies are a thing in Canada, we all use “Best Duty”, of course!!
Pots of Hope
The purpose of Pots of Hope is to give homeless and destitute people a dignified and enjoyable dining experience in which they are served by waiters and can order from a menu of delicious meals prepared by participants in the potjiekos competition. And to have fun at the same time.
The event will take place at Ferndale Bible Chapel (corner York and Dover Street, Ferndale) on 10 December 2016, from 08:00 onwards.
The rules are simple:
• Potjiekos teams to comprise a maximum of four people.
• Teams to provide their own ingredients.
• Vegetables may be sliced, diced, chopped or shredded beforehand to save time.
• All food is to be cooked in a potjie at the venue and no food may be precooked.
• Fires may be lit from 8am onwards and all food needs to be ready by 12:15.
• Please notify us in advance (by 25 Nov) what you’ll be preparing so we can include it on the menu.
• Points will be awarded for presentation, display, taste and originality.
• Rice may be cooked in a potjie with your meal, but large pots of rice will be provided.
• Leftover food can be taken home or packaged and frozen for redistribution.
We will be looking for volunteers to wait tables, and teams may assign two of their team members to volunteer as waiters should they so wish.
While cooking is taking place, tables and chairs will be laid out and decorated to create a restaurant environment.
Guests will start arriving from 12:00 onwards and have the chance to walk around and take a look at what chefs are preparing. During this time, the judges will make their deliberations. The waiters will then guide the guests to their seats, at which stage we will welcome them and say grace. The waiters will serve cold drinks and take guests’ orders.
After lunch the judges will announce the winning potjie, followed by a word of thanks and closing prayer.
For any queries and to confirm your participation (by no later than 25 November), please contact Trevor Webster on 072 229 5478 or email [email protected]
CHOC Annual Potjie Competition
CHOC house in Saxonwold will host a fundraising potjiekos competition on 23 July 2016.
The R400.00 entry fee secures participants a place in the competition. Family and friends may attend for free.
The potjiekos tickets (per plate) will be sold prior to the day for a minimum charge of R40.00. The funds raised will go towards the running of the CHOC house which provides a temporary home for parents or care givers of children from out of town receiving treatment for cancer.
The potjiekos competition will take place at the Pirates Club, Greenside, from 8am until 5pm.
2016 ROCCI Annual Potjiekos Challenge
Friday, 22 July 2016
Ekudeni Exclusive Country Venue, Muldersdrift
Entry fee: R550.00 (Maximum participants 4)
• Theme your Team and dress accordingly (not compulsory)
• Exhibit your Company: Banners, brochures & promotional items in a fun manner
• Show your team spirit throughout the day
• Bring your own snacks & drinks for the day
• Braais, tables, chairs, equipment & umbrellas to be supplied by yourself
• Picnic setup at Ekudeni (NO plug points available)
• Coffee, Tea & Soup served on arrival
• Prepare your favourite potjie: The recipe is your teams secret
• Prize giving
Set-up from 06h00am – All exhibits should be done by 09h00am
Potjies Judged on the following criteria:
• Display / Presentation
Potjie Competition Rules:
• All the potjies must be prepared from scratch on the day of the competition.
• All food must be cooked in a traditional cast iron Dutch pot or potjie.
• All cooking to be completed and ready for presentation by allocated times.
• Ensure your Company Name and team name is visible to judges and other participants.
Book your accommodation in advance for those who don’t want to drive after the event.
Special ROCCI rates with compliments Ekudeni Exclusive Country Venue
Ekudeni: Sharing – R 400.00 pp Single – R 550.00 pp Breakfast – R 95.00 pp
Eduzani: Sharing – R 290.00 pp Single – R 440.00 pp
Breakfast – R 95.00 pp
Sponsors: Vega Controls SA Pty Ltd, EC Security, Eugene’s Packed Spices & Protein
Tel: 010 595 9644
Email: [email protected]
The Parkview Potjiekos Competition
Family fun in aid of charity – potjiekos competition for the whole family. The Parkview Potjiekos competition will take place on 19 July at George Hay Park in Parkview.
If cooking isn’t for you, go and eat, taste, be merry and show some support to the Nicarela Charity. Competitors will start their cook-up early and decorate their stalls. Points will be given for team spirit.
Potjiekos will be on sale from 12.30pm. Get involved with your community and have some fun at the potjiekos competition with the family and make a difference in someone’s life – all proceeds goes to Nicarela Charity.
Boerewors rolls, pancakes and bacon, and coffee will be on sale from 9am. Tables and chairs will be provided for supporters and friends. Live music, a beer and wine garden, and entertainment for children will make it a great family day – one that’s not to be missed.
Bookings & Info: Elna Blom [email protected]
Curro Mossel Bay Carnaval
Curro Mossel Bay is hosting a potjiekos competition along with other events on 23 April 2016 during its 5 Year Carnaval. Please come and join us for the day. Huge prizes to be won!
When: 23 April 2016 | 09:00 – 15:00
Entries: R100 per pot
Registration Form: Contact Jaco Hefer [email protected] or cell 0832326129
Plate of Food can be sold after judging
Venue: Curro Mossel Bay,Seeumeeu Road,Heiderand
Contact us on 083 232 6129 or [email protected]
Wolwefontein Hotel Grand Opening
Wolwefontein Hotel is hosting a potjiekos competition along with other events on 31 October 2015 during it’s Grand Opening. Please come and join us for the day. Huge prizes to be won!
When: 31 October 2015 | 09:00 – 15:00
Entries: R100 for a group
Online Registration Form: https://wolwefonteinhotel.typeform.com/to/mHo4Kv
Plate of Food can be sold after judging
Venue: Wolwefontein Hotel – https://goo.gl/GN6Zy4
Contact us on 087 702 8389 or [email protected]
For more info of the day visit our Facebook https://www.facebook.com/wolwefonteinhotel
We Are Durban – Heritage Day Potjie Competition
We Are Durban, a Social Upliftment Non-Profit, would like to invite you to participate in our annual Potjie Competition on Heritage Day, 24 September, hosted in partnership with Buyisithemba GD Community Development Non-Profit Organisation in KwaMashu, Durban.
Enter your team of 2 – 6 people and cook your favourite potjie recipe, with fantastic prizes up for grabs for the winning team. Once the winning team is chosen, we will share the delicious fruits of our labour with the 250 people fed every day by the Buyisithemba feeding scheme. The competition promises to be an incredible opportunity to get a taste of township life, and build relationships with the community!
Potjies will be judged on taste and presentation, and teams catering to the theme of Heritage Day will get extra points. Teams will need to bring everything needed to cook their potjie – pot, ingredients, charcoal, as well as gazebos, chairs, etc. Teams will have 3 hours to cook the potjie before judging, and will need to cater to feed themselves, as well as an additional 10 people from the community.
Please contact Kelly at [email protected] for more info / to enter.
Daddy Long Legs Art Hotel – Potjie Competition
FREE WELCOME DRINK – FREE FOODIES – FREE FUN – FREE ENTRY
“Join us, have fun and then vote for your favorite potjiekos”… Prizes to be won!!!
Date: 25 June 2015
Time: From 17:30
Venue: Daddy Long Legs Art Hotel
Address: 134 Long Street, Cape Town
Dress Code: Your Choice 😉
Tel: +27 (0) 21 4223074
Email: [email protected]
Somerset West Private School Potjiekos Competition
Somerset West Private School is holding a Potjiekos Competition Fundraising Event! Join us for an evening of Fun and Fab food!
When: 26 June 2015 | 15:00-21:00
Entries: R250 for a group of 4
Tickets Available for R30
Plate of Food: R40 or R15 for a taster
Venue: Stellenbosch Flying Club
Contact us on 021 852 8451 or [email protected]
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