The Great Calamari Cook-Off

Calamari FestivalA great opportunity to show your creativity in the kitchen preparing that winning calamari dish at the Calamari Cook-Off during the Calamari Classic on September 23rd. How often do we all watch TV cooking shows and competitions and think we could do better?

Well, now is your chance….  St Francis Tourism is proud to announce that the first CALAMARI COOK OFF will be taking place on Saturday 23rd September as part of the Calamari Festival 2017. Enthusiastic home cooks, amateurs and professionals are invited to go head to head to find the CALAMARI KING (OR QUEEN) of 2017.

All the action will take place at the Calamari Festival ground on the Saturday afternoon along with live music, market stall and family entertainment.   Prizes will be awarded for the best dressed ‘kitchen’, best team spirit and a floating trophy for the best Calamari Dish voted for by the public and a panel of judges.  Cook Off entry fees will be donated to NSRI Station 21.  In brief, each chef may have up to 3 team members helping him/her, and will receive 5kg of calamari, a Spar voucher for ingredients plus serving trays and cutlery for the public to sample his/her offering.

Entry is R100 per team and chefs must register their entry with the Tourism office where a full set of competition rules is available.