Rules and Regulations

  1. PLEASE NOTE: No commercially available pre-mixed spices and/or batch packs of new or existing recipes will be allowed.
  2. The entrant’s recipe must make up 1kg of boerewors.
  3. By entering the competition the entrant confirms that the recipe entered is his/her own or entered on behalf of the recipe holder with his/her consent.
  4. If you are entering the competition and you are a minor (under the age of 18 years), the written consent of your parent or guardian will be required before your entry will be accepted.
  5. The entrant agrees that the recipe submitted will not be altered in any way during the competition after it has been validated by the South African Chefs Association. Should the entrant reach the Top 10 Round, he/she will be required to prepare the boerewors for use in the finale beforehand, in the presence of a senior representative of the South African Chefs Association. At this point the recipe will be compared to the entrant’s ORIGINAL VERIFIED recipe and any discrepancy will result in immediate disqualification.
  6. A recipe may not be entered more than once (for instance through additional entrants), whether it is done on purpose or not will be of no consequence and may lead to immediate disqualification.
  7. Each person may enter only one recipe.
  8. The overall winner agrees to make his/her recipe available to the Shoprite Group of Companies and acknowledges and accepts that the Shoprite Group may produce, market and use said recipe at their discretion and for commercial purposes. If the winner is a butcher he/she may continue to use the recipe in his/her butchery, but only under his/her own trademark and may not make any reference to this competition or his/her association thereto.
  9. Participants must prepare 2kg (two kilograms) of boerewors for the finale.
  10. Each participant must bring along a sample packet of their special dried spices to the finale.
  11. The Shoprite Group of Companies agrees that all recipes will be treated as confidential.
  12. Recipes that include ingredients such as bacon, chutney, cheese, peri-peri, curry, tomato sauce, Peppadew®, green pepper, parmesan, Aromat®, chilli, garlic, ginger, cinnamon, paprika, whole peppercorns, green and pink peppercorns, lemon, soya, mustard, kidney fat, alcohol and venison will not be eligible for entry and will be disqualified. Cereal products such as oats or breadcrumbs may be used as binding agents, keeping in mind that the recipe should be suitable for mass production and a specific shelf life. Fluids are limited to Worcestershire sauce, water and vinegar.
  13. The competition is open to all boerewors makers in South Africa, including any butchers and Meat Market managers of the Shoprite Group of Companies.
  14. The Shoprite Group of Companies will transport the finalists to and from the finale in Cape Town and will provide accommodation to the finalists during this time.
  15. Participants in the different rounds must be prepared to be photographed or filmed for publicity purposes.
  16. Prizes may not be exchanged for cash.
  17. The judges’ decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  18. The Competition is only open to South African citizens in possession of a valid SA ID document.
  19. Should the entrant reach the Top 30, he/she will be required to send in a copy of their ID.
  20. The overall winner will receive a 2020 Toyota Fortuner 2.4 GD-6 RB 6AT. Vehicle colour based on availability and not as advertised.
  21. The Shoprite Group of Companies reserves the right to suspend or amend this competition as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak and the measures implemented by the Government.