This year White Star took us back to The Ridge Casino in Witbank for the 6th annual White Star Celebrity Cook-Off. As usual we had an amazing time.
Some of the country’s favorite stars showed off their culinary skills in spectacular style at this year’s White Star Celebrity Cook-Off.
Award winning comedian and Kaya FM presenter, Skhumba Hlope, was the event MC and kept us in stitches throughout the day.
Celebrity chef, Lucia Mthiyane and The Ridge Executive Chef, Dagnay Sebogo were the judges.
The Set Up
The hand-picked celebrities were divided into five groups, and then tasked to come up with a team name. Some of the teams even went as far as to create a team war cry – a sure sign that they were ready for the kitchen wars! Here are the teams;
Star Berekas: Actress and Singer Nolly Meje, who was part of the winning team in 2016, was present to defend her title. She took charge as team captain with new members in her team, including Actresses, Manaka Ranaka, Thuli Thabethe and Actor Zweli Dube.
Team LAMM; Lerato Sengadi and her crew, Miranda Mokhele, Mduduzi Mabaso as well as presenter Andile Galesiwe.
The Rough Stars; Abdul Khoza, Nthabiseng Kgasi, Thandy Matlaila and Makgotso M
Chefy Baes: Some of the team names were funny as hell. This was definitely Pallance’s ide. There was a time a few cook-offs before where his team was called Pally’s Angels. Yeah, we haven’t forgotten. Lol
LMAO! This one was worse. The Most Underrated Team That Will Win
Teams were given a mystery box of ingredients to create a delicious starter and main meal, incorporating South Africa’s favourite maize meal, White Star, as the staple on each plate. With less than two hours of cooking time, each team enthusiastically got to work, filling the outdoor kitchen with wonderful aromas, whetting the judges’ appetites.
Andile clearly wasn’t impressed by this pig head. Tltltltltl
Zweli Dube looking like he knows what he’s doing. Lol
This team was always on the phone. Maybe there was a recipe they were looking at. Mmmmmh!
On the phone AGAIN! Hehehehe
Pallance and Wanda in the mood
Actor Mduduzi Mabaso obviously plotting on his next move
Some of the dishes prepared by celebs
After the cook-off we took a break to freshen up and prepare for the evening.
The evening came and it was time for the winners to be announced. Dinner set up.
Team LAMM impressed the judges with their appetizing dishes and walked away as the White Star Celebrity Cook-Off 2017 champions winning R50 000. Team Star Berekas came in second place.
There was an exciting addition to this year’s competition – an amazing all-expenses paid trip to Mauritius for two celebrities for six days. To win, all they had to do was flex their fingers on their phones and tweet about #WhiteStarCelebrityCookOff. In the end, Dr Musa Mthombeni and Akhumzi Jezile won this trip of a lifetime, courtesy of White Star.
The annual White Star Celebrity Cook-Off has been a success since it started six years ago and this year was no exception. The celebrities embraced the experience and brought their enthusiasm and team spirit to the cook-off.
It was time to dance the night away. Radio legend and music veteran Bob Mabena threw it back to old school kwaito, and got us sweating it out on the dance floor.
Thank you to White Star and Eclipse PR for some of the content and images. Thank you for another fun filled year! We love our gifts too.