Nedan Sponsors SA Chefs’ Nelson Mandela Day Event
SA Chef News
Nedan was the proud headline sponsor of the SA Chefs Association’s Nelson Mandela Day event, held on 17 July 2019. Cooking and preparation of the products took place at the SA Chefs Centre for Culinary Excellence, with food put together with the help of Former Deputy Minister of Tourism, Elizabeth Thabethe, Anna Thebethe and ten EDP students from SA Chefs and Chef Davlan Botes, the Nedan’s Technical Application Manager.
“We also had six willing helpers from Katlehong School feeding schemes,” says Sales and Marketing Director at Nedan, Gareth Thomas. “250kg of a mixture of soya mince and chunks were donated and cooked up on the day. Chefs took turns in groups to chop, clean and cook in order to learn a bit more about the products.”
The meal prepared was a Bolognaise Mince and a Beef Stew, with the 250kg of dry product making a tonne of hydrated soya. Nedan and SA Chefs prepared 6 700 meals to feed as many children at five different venues:
- two venues in Katlehong,
- two venues in Soweto,
- and one venue in Alexander.
Each centre involved in the project had 30 volunteers from chef schools around Johannesburg serving and assisting on 18 of July.
This article was first published in Issue 14 of the SA Chef. for More SA Chef News and more.