Rafiki Thabo COOK OFF Competition - WIN a workshop with PRUE LEITH CBE!!
OUR ‘COOK OFF’ COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED FOR ENTRIES. THANK YOU SO MUCH TO EVERYONE WHO HAS TAKEN PART, WE HAVE HAD SOME AMAZING PHOTOS AND VIDEOS! PRIZE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED BY WEDNESDAY 29TH JULY!
YOU ARE OF COURSE VERY WELCOME HOWEVER TO STILL COOK THE DELICIOUS CHAPATTI AND BEAN STEW!
SHOULD YOU WISH TO HELP US SUPPORT MORE SCHOOL CHILDREN IN UGANDA WITH NUTRITIOUS MEALS, THEN WE REMAIN ETERNALLY GRATEFUL FOR ANY DONATIONS, LARGE OR SMALL! JUST HEAD TO THE DONATE BUTTON!
Welcome to our Rafiki Thabo Cook Off Competition homepage! We are so happy that you want to take part! The competition will run until MIDNIGHT 26th JULY after which the winners will be announced.
Here you will find everything you will need to have fun cooking and enjoying a traditional Ugandan meal with your family, as well as how you can win a coveted place in our top prize ‘An hour with Prue’ workshop! More below on how to register, T&Cs and so on!
We urge you to take the authentic route to dining, no cutlery! Children and fun-loving adults alike will love it!
It is FREE to register and take part in our Rafiki Thabo Cook Off. We would welcome any voluntary donation you wish to make, however this is not a condition to taking part! This is a challenging year due to COVID 19, with lost income opportunities creating a potential shortfall of £80,000 and incremental costs which we had not budgeted for in excess of £10,000 in order to provide emergency food supplies to families of scholars needing our support in Lesotho and Kenya, so every penny counts!
Before we go any further, here is Prue Leith CBE with a special message for you:
Please click here for the Ugandan recipe, a lovely bean stew with chapatis. This is chosen by Ugandan born author Lela Burbridge www.lelaburbridge.com, as one of her family’s favourite meals to cook and eat together.
To get ready, all you need to do is buy the ingredients and tell the family!
To Register: Make sure to ‘like’ us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram, and drop us a comment – that way we know you will receive our Cook Off updates! We would love for you to also share this far and wide!
Choose your date to cook – any time before the 26th July - in order to enter our competition (see below)!
Lela Burbridge has recorded a video for you, cooking the bean stew and chapattis in her kitchen
Think about how you will make this a truly authentic experience, and have your camera at the steady. Be ready to eat your meal authentic Ugandan style – with your hands! The children will embrace this for sure!
Start cooking! Take photos! We would love to see lots of photos and videos of you cooking and enjoying the meal. Share on Instagram as you cook (or after), tagging @rafikifoundation and adding #rafikithabocookoff and #rafikithabofoundation. On Facebook, please upload your photos to the pinned post at the top of our page @RafikiThabo as well as sharing on your own newsfeed. You can also e-mail your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
Enter competition: Make sure to share your photos and videos, tagging us, by midnight Sunday 26th July in order to be in with a chance to win!
‘AN HOUR WITH PRUE’ - We are so excited to have the support of Prue Leith CBE! She holds so many accolades, but our children might know her best for her role as judge on the Great British Bake Off. Four lucky winners will be invited to a very special, intimate Zoom workshop – ‘an hour with Prue’! Prue will share tips and advice, talk about recipes from her latest cookbook Vegetarian Kitchen and answer your questions!
A meal for 2 at the Oxford based HEAT African Bar & restaurant!
A signed copy of Prue Leith’s latest cookbook Vegetarian Kitchen
A signed copy of Lela Burbridge’s heart-breaking and inspiring ‘Lela – Ashes of Childhood’
3 x £5 vouchers to indulge in sweets from Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe in Chipping Norton (can be posted)
HOW TO WIN
Make sure you have registered ‘like’ us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram, and dropping us a comment.
Photos - The two best photos as judged by Lela for demonstrating joy, authenticity, dressing up, mess and anything else you can think of, will win two lucky participants a coveted space each in ‘an hour with Prue’. Just share, tag or email us! On Facebook, please upload your photos to the pinned post at the top of our page as well as sharing on your own newsfeed.
Donations - We are also inviting you to make a voluntary donation to Rafiki Thabo Foundation. We will draw one winner at random from everyone who donates (‘donate draw’) and we will offer the final space to attend our workshop ‘an hour with Prue’ to the person who donates the highest amount.
Follow this link to donate please add ‘Cook Off’ as reference to identify as a competition entry.
All voluntary donations made in relation to the Rafiki Thabo Cook-Off will benefit our ‘Eat Well to Learn’ programme – where we pay for hot school meals for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children at our link school in Uganda.
We will have a final draw among everyone who either shared their photos and/or donated to identify the winners of the family meal at HEAT African restaurant, the two signed books and the three £5 sweets vouchers.
If you want to be informed of similar events that Rafiki Thabo will run and receive occaisional updates about our programmes, please sign up for our newsletter here, and follow us on social media.
WITH THAT WE WISH YOU HAPPY COOKING AND THE BEST OF LUCK IN OUR COMPETITION! PLEASE DO SPREAD THE WORD FAR AND WIDE!!
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Participants can cook the Rafiki Thabo Cook Off meal at any time, but in order to enter the competition any photos, videos or voluntary donations need to reach us before midnight on 26th July. Any photos or donations received after that time will be much cherished, but will not qualify for the competition.
To enter the competition please ‘like’ us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram, and drop us a comment. Make sure to tag @rafikithabofoundation and add #rafikithabocookoff and #rafikithabofoundation for photos and videos and add ‘Cook Off’ as reference to your donation. On Facebook, please upload your photos to the pinned post at the top of our page as well as sharing on your own newsfeed.
Please note that due to Prue Leith’s busy filming schedule, the Zoom workshop ‘an hour with Prue’ will take place in October. The date and time of this will be mutually agreed once Prue’s autumn availability is clear.
Depending on number of participants in the Rafiki Thabo Cook Off, we may run a further donations’ week during the summer, from which another two lucky winners will be offered a place in 'an hour with Prue'. This will be based on the two highest donations made during that week.
There will be maximum 6 winners joining the Zoom workshop ‘an hour with Prue’ to keep it intimate.
Unless you tell us otherwise, we will share your photos and videos on our social media. Lela will pick the winning photos! Judges verdict is final in the photo competition. The ‘final draw’ and the ‘donate draw’ will be done at random in the presence of an independent witness.
Prizes cannot be exchanged for cash.
Please note that the HEAT African restaurant is located in Oxford. We will endeavour to make sure that non local participants are allocated one of the books instead of the meal if required.
THANK YOU SO MUCH TO
Prue Leith CBEprue-leith.com
For so generously agreeing to ‘an hour with Prue’ for our lucky winners and for your kind video greeting. To Prue and her publisher Bluebird Books For Life for the signed copy of ‘Vegetarian Kitchen’
For so kindly providing the Ugandan recipe and recording her video demo for our participants. To Lela also for donating a signed copy of ‘Lela – Ashes of Childhood’
HEAT African Restaurant and Barheatafrican.com
For donating a meal for two in your Oxford establishment.
Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppemrsimmschippingnorton.com
For the kind donation of 3 vouchers to spend indulging in their Chipping Norton shop.