Many people envy my lifestyle of reviewing restaurants, attending media events, judging competitions, etc. But it took many years of hard work to get to this stage. Which means I find this new Nando’s competition very annoying. Any ordinary person off the street (they don’t even have to be good looking!) can enter and win. The prize is being flown to Joburg (if you don’t live there already) with your partner and being treated like royalty for a weekend, plus being a judge for the first Nando’s International Grillers Challenge. That’s better than any of the gigs I’ve done!
There is virtually no work involved, all you have to do is submit your secret recipe for peri peri chicken (obviously after this competition it won’t be secret anymore). Nando’s will select the best 10 and then the public will vote for a winner (so you can get your mates to help you win as well!). Simple as that. For that small amount of effort, this is what you stand to win (for you and your partner):
- Flights up to Joburg
- Lunch at Nando’s
- Sandboarding on the mine dumps at Mount Mayhem
- Evening of entertainment and fun
- Judging the Nando’s Grillers Challenge
- Awards ceremony and celebration at Chaf Pozi (apparently Soweto’s trendiest venue)
But you have to fly yourself back home. Just kidding, Nando’s will get you back home as well. This all happens on the weekend of the 22nd and 23rd of September.
Here is the link where you enter the competition by submitting your recipe https://www.facebook.com/NandosOriginal/app_404050756321866 – but you only have until the 3rd of September so don’t procrastinate! Public judging starts on the 5th of September.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go dig out my grandmother’s old recipe for peri peri chicken…