Shisa nyamas to battle it out

Nando’s Retail Division has put out a challenge to 12 of South Africa’s top shisa nyama cooks.

Nando’s Retail Division has put out a challenge to 12 of South Africa’s top shisa nyama cooks. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The first ever shisa nyama (informal braai) battle will take place on 26 October at Bahama Bar in Kwa-Thema.

The Nando's Shisa Nyama Championship, which is sponsored by the Nando's Retail Division, has put out a challenge to 12 of South Africa's top shisa nyama cooks.

Participants will compete against each other for a R25,000 cash prize and an opportunity to host the 2014 Shisa Nyama Championship.

Each cook is expected to create a special dish, incorporating one or more of Nando's Peri-Peri Sauces.

This will be the main dish they will be judged on.

A panel of judges will determine the winner based on taste and presentation.

Most participants will come from Gauteng Province, but cooks from popular joints like KwaMzoli in Cape Town and KwaMax in KwaZulu-Natal will also be represented.