Noordhoek's Heritage Day Potjiekos Competition

The annual Heritage Day Potjiekos Challenge at Noordhoek Farm Village has become one of the most popular yearly events  in Noordhoek – celebrating a truly  South African Day, a great national past-time, a sense of community and a fundraiser for a local charity and a large helping of good food and fun.  Entries for the 2013 potjiekos challenge to be held on Tuesday 24 September 2013 are now open. Read More… 

Nordhoek's Potjiekos Competition

Nordhoek’s Potjiekos Competition

This year there are 2 Noordhoek Judges with their own claims to fame- Franck Dangereux and Justin Bonello.  Cape Town foodstylist and photographer Sam Linsell  will need to keep the gender balance and make sure there is no neighbourhood bias!

Justin Bonello - 2013 Judge of Potjiekos competition

Justin Bonello – 2013 Judge of Potjiekos competition

About the Judges: 

Justin Bonello:  Presenter and producer of the international hit television series Cooked, which is  his own cooking and travel show will be one of the judges this year. He has also been the host of the SABC3 reality competition  The Ultimate Braai Master so well qualified to judge a good potjie!
Franck Dangereux: Chef Franck needs little introduction to Noordhoek Farm Village as executive chef at the Foodbarn.  Born in France and born into food, trained at Hotel School in Nice and apprenticeships at various Michelin starred restaurants,  La Colombe at Constantia Uitsig and then his own familiar restaurant the Foodbarn.
Sam Linsell: Sam is a food stylist, food photographer & recipe developer. She runs the popular Blog Drizzle & Dip and is the author of a fabulous cookbook of the same name. She loves hunting down the delicious things in life and having fun.

2008-11-12 02.05.02National Braai Day and Heritage Day are on Tuesday 24th September and Noordhoek Farm Village celebrates both occasions on this proudly South African National Holiday by hosting the annual potjiekos challenge at the village. Entrants challenge The Foodbarn, Cafe Roux and the Toad in the Village to make the perfect potjie over an open fire.

Visitors to Noordhoek Farm Village will be able to sample the potjies in eco-friendly containers for R20 a portion. Proceeds from these sales will go to a local charity:  On the Verge.  This amazing initiative is run by Kathy Fish to clear and beautify the verges in Noordhoek, so come along to join the fun, submit a team entry or simply eat some delicious potjie and support the project. Proudly South African or Heritage Dress-up is encouraged.

Event Details: Noordhoek Farm Village Potjiekos Competition
Date:  Tuesday 24 September 2013 (Heritage Day)
Venue: Noordhoek Farm Village
Time:  Fires ready from 10h00;  Final Judging 16h30.
Tel: 021 789 1317
Applications or Queries please email:

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