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African And Caribbean £6000 Cooking Competition

Submitted by West Africa Cooks on Fri, 2016-09-23 15:55
jollof rice competition

This is the biggest and best competition in the African and Caribbean domestic cooking scene. You have to enter. With the rise in African and Caribbean art, music and fashion we see a rise in African and Caribbean street food stalls, supperclubs and cooking recipes. To inspire a nation and the world, the capital London gets its second ever Jollof rice competition and much more. Here is what is happening we have a prize money pool of £6,000 which is for eight competitions. It will be equally shared. There will be at least 3 runner-up cash prizes per competition. The competitions are open to both professional and domestic cooks.

African and Caribbean food competitions generates massive interest, debate and passion in our community. The events are a welcome return to the autumn season.
Leslie

The Afrikan Food Hall are running these events to find winning chefs and cooks in the African and Caribbean community. West Africa Cooks will be one of the judges of the competition. It is free to take part in this competition so email competitions@afrikanfoodhall.com now for your application form.

Read Jollof Rice Matters

Full Program And Information Below

Date Event Judging Starts Location More information
1 Sunday 6/11 Injera 4.00pm Jubilee Community Hall Tulse Hill Estate, Brixton London SW2 2LY The Jubilee Hall event will be judging The Best Injera Competition. This dish is largely cooked and eaten by Eritreans and Ethiopians. But anyone is allowed to submit their own Injera dish.
    Caribbean Rum Cake 7.30pm   The Jubilee Hall event will also be judging The Best Caribbean Rum Cake which is largely baked and eaten by African-Caribbean communities but anyone is allowed to submit a cake. You have to be 18 or over.
2 Saturday 12/11 Jollof Rice 4.00pm Newlands School Stuart Road Peckham London SE15 3AZ The Newlands School event will be judging The Best Jollof Rice Competition. This dish is largely cooked and eaten by people from West Africa. But anyone is allowed to submit their own Jollof dish.
    Soups of the Caribbean 7.30pm   The Newlands School event will also be judging The Best Soups of the Caribbean which is largely cooked and eaten by African-Caribbean communities but anyone is allowed to submit a Caribbean soup.
3 Sunday 20/11 Soups of West Africa 4.00pm Bensham Hall 377 Bensham Lane Thornton Heath CR7 7ER The Bensham Hall event will be judging The Best Soups of West Africa Competition. This dish is largely cooked and eaten by people from West Africa. But anyone is allowed to submit their own soup dish.
    Sorrel and Ginger 7.30pm   The Bensham Hall event will also be judging The Best Sorrel and Ginger Competition which is largely produced and drank by African-Caribbean communities but anyone is allowed to submit a sorrel drink.
4 Sunday 27/11 Jollof Rice 4.00pm Community Road Centre Community Road Stratford London E151JT The Community Road Centre event will be judging The Best Jollof Rice Competition. This dish is largely cooked and eaten by people from West Africa. But anyone is allowed to submit their own Jollof dish.
    Sorrel and Ginger 7.30pm   The Community Road Centre event will also be judging The Best Sorrel and Ginger Competition which is largely produced and drank by African-Caribbean communities but anyone is allowed to submit a sorrel drink.
    Matoke 8.30pm   The Community Road Centre event will also be judging The Best Matoke Competition which is largely cooked and eaten by people from East Africa but anyone is allowed to submit their own Matoke dish.
5 Sunday 4/12 Caribbean Rum Cake 4.00pm Unity Centre103 Church Road Harlesden London NW10 9EG The Unity Centre event will be judging The Best Caribbean Rum Cake Competition. This dish is largely baked and eaten by people from the Caribbean. But anyone is allowed to submit their own cake. You have to be 18 or over.
    Soups of West Africa 7.30pm   The Unity Centre event will also be judging The Best Soups of West Africa Competition which is largely cooked and eaten by people from West Africa but anyone is allowed to submit a soup.
6 Sunday 11/12 Pondu 4.00pm Chestnuts Community Centre St Ann's Rd, West Green, Tottenham London N15 5BN The Chestnuts Community Centre event will be judging The Best Pondu Competition. This dish is largely cooked and eaten by people from the DR Congo. But anyone is allowed to submit their own Pondu dish.
    Soups of the Caribbean 7.30pm The Chestnuts Community Centre event will also be judging The Best Soups of the Caribbean Competition which is largely cooked and eaten by people from the Caribbean but anyone is allowed to submit a soup.
7 tbc FINAL 4.00pm Jubilee Community Hall Tulse Hill Estate, Brixton London The Best African and Caribbean Food Competition - FINAL
          This Jubilee Hall event is to find a winner from some of the heats around London and to award prize money to winners and runners up to the 8 dishes in competition this year. This event will also double as the End of Year Party for everyone involved with The Afrikan Family Works and the Afrikan Food Hall. Space is going to be extremely tight.

Information and Terms www.afrikanfoodhall

This competition is being run by The Afrikan Food Hall. The general aims of the organisation are to tackle the crisis of poor health facing African and Caribbean communities in the UK. The Afrikan Food Hall supermarket is being launched to provide employment and a future for the African and Caribbean communities. Own your own business and spend your money in the community.

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Inspiring the next generations to find out about their heritage is important and cooking food in a competitive manner is a very effective way to achieve this.
African foodie

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It will be great fun and an exciting day. Are you interested? Use twitter #FAMFEST16 with @AfrikanFoodHall and post your dish. Read more about Jollof and West African soup

Get your application from email: competitions@afrikanfoodhall.com

November and December is now the time to show off your cooking skills so grasp this opportunity to empower yourself; your community and promote African and Caribbean cooking. The final takes place on TBC December 2016 Brixton, London.

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