Mzansi Magic presents a Woolies Winter Cook-Off

16 July 2021
Anele Mdoda will host the cook-off along with The Lazy Makoti, Keletso Motau, Mpoomy Ledwaba and Kayise Ngqula.

A Woolies Winter Cook-Off is set to premiere on Mzansi Magic, DStv channel 161 on 17 July 2021. The once-off cooking special is hosted by TV and radio presenter Anele Mdoda. “Food is such a huge passion for me, so to be invited into the culinary world to explore ways to show our loved ones how much we love them, through food, is bucket list stuff,” says Mdoda.

Woolworths has teamed up with popular foodies for the ultimate winter cook-off, to showcase how easy it is to make delicious winter dishes. The agenda is simple – a friendly cooking face-off between two teams. Best-selling author and chef The Lazy Makoti has been enlisted to lead one team, with popular actress and OPW host, Kayise Ngqula. Food stylist Keletso Motau is the other expert team leader, and is joined by YouTuber and founder of Aneno Beauty, Mpoomy Ledwaba.

In a race to the best plates, the only goal is to see who can make the most delectable winter meals with the help of Woolies. The thrilling cook-off is split into three rounds, with the teams going toe-to-toe to prepared the best dish. At the end, host and judge Anele will rate each dish and select the winning team.

The team leaders are tasked with showing viewers how easy it is to create easy and delicious winter dishes. “The best thing about winter is definitely the food,” says The Lazy Makoti. “Think warm curries, decadent sticky puddings, hearty soups and delicious stews. Everything is indulgent and comforting. People can expect lots of delicious food, plus quick and easy tips on how to elevate your winter menu and take it from simple to unforgettable. This will be the best winter yet.”

Food stylist Keletso Motau says there are many nifty ways to use products that have been pre-pared, and make them your own, “I will be showing you how to take some iconic Woolies products and turn them into great meals for every occasion.” With a star-studded, food-loving cast, this cooking special aims to elevate winter, with conversation, laughter and community at the heart of it.

“We have something for everyone and every eating occasion,” says Chelesile Moyo, senior marketing manager, Woolworths Food. “We want to share easy and inspirational winter meal solutions that are for everyone, whether you’re cooking from scratch, or want to put your own twist on a winter favourite. We’ve made pulling together winter meal solutions easy.”

A WOOLIES WINTER COOK OFF premieres on 17 July 2021 at 18:00.