Sunday, March 22, 2015

NTUNDA TILAPIA FESTIVAL & CUISINE COMPETITION: OSHAKATI WEST: 23 MAY 2015

NTUNDA TILAPIA FESTIVAL & CUISINE COMPETITION: 
23TH MAY 2015                        10H00 TILL LATE



The Tilapia fish has its origin in Africa and is now cultivated throughout the world – it is produced on a massive commercial scale and is also referred to as the “Aquatic Chicken”

The purpose of the Ntunda Festival is to promote the consumption of this healthy protein source. The festival coincides with Africa Day; the aim is to celebrate the origin of the specie and to bring together the African people from various walks of life.

Tilapia fish insures good health benefits that include fat burning, improved heart health, decreased risk of weight-related illnesses and improves mental alertness.

THE MAIN ACTIVITY DURING THE FESTIVAL WILL BE A COOKING COMPETITION WHERE PARTICIPANTS MUST PREPARE A CUISINE, USING TILAPIA AS THE MAIN INGREDIENT.

EXHIBITIONS OF TRADITIONAL NAMIBIAN HANDCRAFT AND SALES OF TRADITIONAL FOOD WILL ALSO BE AN ATTRACTION TO VISITORS

THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO ATTEND THIS FESTIVAL AND TO LEARN AND OBSERVE TECHNIQUES IN THE PREPARATION OF TILAPIA BASED FOODS

THE COOKING COMPETITION SHALL CONSIST OF A FOUR COURSE CUISINE:

SNACK PLATE
APPETISER
ENTRÉE
DESSERT

PARTICIPANTS HAVE TO DESIGN A UNIQUE MEAL AND WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL INGREDIENTS. SPECIAL CREDIT WILL BE GIVEN TO THE USE OF ORGANIC AND TRADITIONAL INGREDIENTS.  TILAPIA FISH MUST BE THE MAIN INGREDIENT IN EACH COURSE.

THE COMPETITION WILL START AT 10h00 AND FINAL DESSERT MUST BE READY FOR EVALUATION BEFORE 15h30. 

EACH COURSE WILL BE JUDGED INDIVIDUALLY, ACCORDING TO PRESENTATION, TASTE AND ORIGINALITY.  A PRICE FOR TEAM SPIRIT WILL ALSO BE GIVEN.

FRESH, WHOLE UNCPROCESSED TILAPIA FISH WILL BE SPONSORED BY UIS AQUACULTURAL FARM.

LOTS OF GREAT PRIZES ARE UP FOR GRABS AND INCLUDE:

BEST COURSE (4 Off)
BEST OVERALL
SECOND OVERALL
THIRD OVERALL
BEST PERSONALITY
BEST HANDCRAFT/FOOD STALL

UIS AQUACULTURE FARM WILL HAVE A DEMONSTRATION ON THE OPERATION OF A RECIRCULATION AQUACULTURE SYSTEM. LIVE D.J MUSIC WILL BE PROVIDED. A VARIETY OF FOOD WILL BE ON SALE AND A BEER TENT WITH BAR FACILITIES WILL BE AVAILABLE.
ALL FISH LOVERS, PRIVATE COOKS, CHEFS, MEMBERS OF THE CULINARY INDUSTRY AND LOCAL COMMUNITY ARE INVITED

ENTRY IS FREE. CAMPING AND OVERNIGHT FACILITIES MUST BE ARRANGED WITH THE LODGE
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR APPLICATION FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE COMPETITION, OR TO BOOK A STAND FOR EXHIBITION/SALE OF CRAFT AND FOOD, THE FOLLOWING PERSONS CAN BE CONTACTED:

               Diina Nuuyoma                               Tel: 0812783752          e-Mail:2783752@gmail.com
               Linda Visagie                                    Tel:0817202577          e-Mail:lindavisagie@gmail.com
               Johan van der Westhuizen            Tel: 0811410400         e-Mail: tilapia@iway.na
For Accommodation please contact Namibia 2000 Lodges & Safaris
Tel: 065220853                 e-Mail:  admin@namlodge.com

CLOSING DATE OF REGISTRATION 30TH APRIL 2015.

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