Mzansi celebrities such as Vusi Kunene, Manaka Ranaka, Motlatsi Mafatshe, Mdu Mabaso and Atandwa Kani showcased their cooking skills at the White Star Celebrity Cook-Off occasion in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga.
Teams, made up of both media and celebrities, were selected at random and had to come up with their unique team names.
With a basket of mystery basket ingredients and White Star Quick, they needed to prepare both a delicious starter and a mouth-watering main course in just two hours.
To add extra pressure, judges – celebrity chef Lucia Mthiyane, food blogger Thulisa Gogela and actress Mapaseka Koetle – were watching their every move.
Vusi Kunene, Thato Molamu, MaBlerh and Noluthando Meje of team “The Michelin Stars” impressed the judges the most, with their starter, “Pap duck served with chocolate” and “Sweet & sour crispy duck served with flavoured pap and egg stuffing” as their main dish.
The winning team received a luxury cruise from Durban to Portuguese Island in Mozambique with their partners. Other mouth-watering prizes on offer included Go Pro cameras, instant cameras and accompanying film packs, as well as vouchers.
The White Star team kept the action going, comedian and MC for the day, Skhumba had everyone in stiches with his funny jokes, while DJ Kenny Nkwashu had the crowd dancing with some classic beats.