A plate of food containing roast chicken and vegetables on the side which include beetroot, corn, peas and baked beans
A plate of food containing roast chicken and vegetables on the side which include beetroot, corn, peas and baked beans

Colour Your Plate Culinary Bursary | Media Release


A call for aspiring chefs to win one of four all-inclusive bursaries

Johannesburg – We have seen South Africa’s most trusted and loved kitchen companion unearth Mzansi’s next top cooking star through its culinary show, Colour Your Plate with KOO. Now, the heritage brand is on the search to find South Africa’s next rising chef.


Aspiring cooks who are passionate about all things cuisine stand a chance to walk away with one of four, all-inclusive, culinary bursaries - courtesy of KOO. The winning rising chef will have an opportunity to kickstart their culinary career at the prestigious Jackie Cameron Chef School for one year and will be mentored by the country’s top chef and Colour Your Plate with KOO judge Reuben Riffel. The international renowned chef will award the bursary recipients with a 6 months training course at one of his esteemed kitchens.


“We are so excited to, once again, embark on this journey to uncover our country’s rising cooking stars through KOO’s all-inclusive bursary programme. For generations, we have been in the hearts and kitchens of many South Africans and this initiative is an opportunity for us to give back and empower young, aspiring chefs who have an innate passion for the hospitality and culinary industry. These bursaries will give them a leg up as they kickstart their careers and also give them access to tangible work experience in the hospitality field,” said Tiger Brands Marketing Director, Edna Mohale


“We have exposed millions of consumers to Mzansi’s diverse culinary talents through our Colour Your Plate with KOO show. We now have a responsibility to use this platform and initiative to leave an immutable  legacy that empowers and rewards food enthusiasts to live out their culinary dreams,” concluded .Mohale


To apply for the all-inclusive culinary bursary programme, aspiring chefs need to follow these simple steps:

  1. Buy any 3 KOO participating products
  2. Dial *120*1987# or WhatsApp “KOO5ADAY” to 072 136 9927
  3. Follow the prompts to load a picture your colourful meal with your own twist for a chance to walk away with the all- inclusive bursary courtesy of KOO.

Fans of the brand can still tune in to the edutainment show, Colour Your Plate with KOO every Wednesday at 8pm on SABC 2 to see how everyday South Africans are making eating better easier with KOO 5-A-DAY.

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