July 17, 2021

Join A Woolies Winter Cook-Off with The Lazy Makoti


A Woolies Winter Cook-off is set to premiere on DStv channel 173 on the 19th of July 2021. The once-off cooking special is hosted by TV and radio presenter Anele Mdoda who hosted the channel’s easter special. “Food is such a huge passion for me, so to be invited into the culinary world to explore ways to show our loved ones how much we love them, through food, is bucket list stuff” says Mdoda

Woolworths has teamed up with popular foodies to create a cooking extravaganza for the winter season. The agenda is simple, a friendly cooking face-off split into two teams. Bestselling author and chef, The Lazy Makoti, has been enlisted to lead one team with popular actress and OPW host, Kayise Ngqula. Food stylist Keletso Motau is the other expert team leader, who is joined by YouTuber and founder of Aneno Beauty, Mpoomy Ledwaba. In a race to the best plates, the only goal is to see who can make the most delectable winter meals the Woolies way. The thrilling cookoff is split into three rounds with each team going toe-to-toe for the best dish. At the end, Anele and a Woolies food expert will rate the plate.

The team leaders are tasked with showing viewers how easy it can be to create tasty and convenient meals. “The best thing about winter is definitely the food” says The Lazy Makoti. “Think warm curries, decadent sticky puddings, hearty soups and delicious stews. Everything is indulgent and comforting. People can expect lots of delicious food. Easy and quick tips on how to elevate your winter menu and take it from simple to unforgettable. This will be the best winter yet.”

Food stylist Keletso Motau says that there are many nifty ways to turn products that are made for you into a full-on feast, “I will be showing you how to take some iconic delicious Woolies products and turn them into great meals for every occasion.” With a star-studded, food-loving cast, this cooking special aims to elevate winter feasting with conversation, laughter and community at the heart of it.

“We have something for everyone and every eating occasion” says Chelesile Moyo, Senior Marketing Manager – Woolworths Foods. “We want to share inspirational winter meal solutions that make it easy for consumers, whether their cooking from scratch, cooking with help or want to put their own twist on a winter favourite. We’ve made pulling-together winter meal solutions easy for everyone.”

Anele Mdoda will also be hosting a Woolies virtual masterclass with The Lazy Makoti. Anyone can get inspiration to make their very own winter’s feast as the two explore easy, indulgent and convenient recipes. The masterclass will be streaming on Crowdcast on the 6th of July 2021.


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