The furry friends of Kleinmond Animal Welfare Society (KAWS) have every reason to wag their bushy tails, especially given that they are the lucky recipients of the proceeds garnered from the Ultimate Braai Master Competition held at popular Kleinmond drinking hole, Hoofpad Pub & Grill on Saturday, 3 June 2017.   The event had locals and visitors gathering in their numbers; all eager to savour the braai dishes on offer from the five competing teams, whilst also revelling in the lively mix of entertainment provided.

The unenviable task of deciding on the winning dish fell on the trio of judges comprised of KAWS Management Committee Members George du Plessis, Rosemary Greeff and Oliver Corbett-Wood. However, the B-Team’s yummy Yellow Chicken creation with accompaniments of buttermilk bread, a concoction of raw mielies and carrots and an apple and avocado salad, definitively won the judges favour and saw them lay claim to the coveted Ultimate Braai Master Crown. Second place went to Die Manne for their stuffed chicken, peri-peri chicken wings, potato salad and braai bread ensemble, followed closely by Die Worswinkel in third place who presented their own homemade boerewors and gourmet burgers along with a mixed salad.

Caption: The ‘B-Team’ led by Jeanne Mouton could barely contain their delight at taking the  top spot in the Ultimate Braai Master  Competition that was held at the Hoofpad Pub & Grill in Kleinmond on Saturday, 3 June 2017.  Owner of the popular drinking hole, Deon Swart (far right) was seen taking in the joyous moment along with Cllr Grant Cohen (second right), KAWS Treasurer George du Plessis (third right), B-Team members Hannah Griffith,  Frikkie le Grange, Jeanne Mouton and his partner Bessie Tolken, as well as Hoofpad’s Shane Hastie (far left).

The benefit brought in additional funds through an auction led by Cllr Grant Cohen that had party-goers vying for fabulous items such as a family photo shoot by internationally renowned photographer and KAWS very own Gayle du Preez of Catchlight Image Photography, hampers of liquor and promotional material sponsored by Distell, South African Breweries and Protea Drankwinkel, as too an 18-hole four ball round of golf at the exclusive Arabella Hotel and Country Club, to name but a few.

Notwithstanding the scrumptious boerie rolls courtesy of Werner’s Butchery that also netted a sizeable amount in sales and had the crowd drooling for more.

With the evening drawing to a close, KAWS Treasurer George du Plessis thanked the public, attendees, sponsors, councillors, media and particularly the host Hoofpad Pub & Grill for the tremendous support and generosity of spirit extended to the organisation. “We are extremely appreciative of efforts and financial assistance like this as it allows us to continue our work and the delivery of essential veterinary services to the animals and community of Hangklip-Kleinmond,” said a visibly moved and deeply grateful ‘Oom George’.


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