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10 restaurants win support packages worth R50,000

Brought to you by McCain Foodservice Solutions

Earlier this year, McCain Foodservice Solutions gave restaurants the chance to win much-needed support packages worth R50,000 each. The #DishruptionChallenge, part of the launch of McCain Foodservice Solutions’ Insiders Club, invited restaurants to put their best dishes forward. And now 10 restaurants have been selected as the ultimate prize winners!

With the restaurant industry having been heavily impacted by the pandemic and lockdowns, this initiative came at the right time. The purpose was to give independent restaurateurs some much-needed relief from the COVID-induced chaos that they had suffered over the previous year-and-a-half.

The McCain Foodservice Solutions’ team travelled across the country to put the contenders’ dishes to the test. And, at the end of last month, they finally narrowed it down to 10 of the best. 

McCain Dishruption winners

“During our time of judging, we saw incredible dishes created, but more so than that, we witnessed amazing resilience and perseverance from those in the foodservice industry. It really was uplifting and inspiring,” says Lukas Nangolo, Brand Manager: Foodservice & Retail.

The winning restaurants and dishes created include:

  • A spinach and mushroom rotolo created by Fossil Park Restaurant in Langebaan.
  • The cracked chicken burger and fries served by La Cuccina at Josephine Mill.
  • A Southern fried chicken burger and rustic fries by La Matta Cafe.
  • Cafe Extrablatt’s salmon McRosti made with McCain Rosti.
  • The pulled pork stir-fry made by Kumin & Khords in Wellington.
  • The Belly Deli’s Hashwood Brunch, which includes McCain’s Rustic Cut Fries and Hash Browns.
  • The pizza wedges, made using McCain Wedges, which was created by Eat Out The Box.
  • A broccoli salmon pie by Eighty8’s Food Co in Parktown.
  • The roasted gem squash made using McCain Sweet Corn, by Charlene’s Diner in KwaZulu-Natal.
  • A dish called “Not Sushi”, which was created by De Kloof Restaurant in Pretoria, using McCain Peas.

De Kloof Dishruption winner

Stay tuned to Eat Out over the coming weeks as we reveal more about which delicious dishes you can find at the winning restaurants and how they each plan to put their restaurant relief packages to good use.

Lukas adds: “We at McCain feel so privileged to be able to do our part to help those in the industry who have suffered as a result of COVID. Through our ‘Insider’s Club’ programme, we really aim to be of assistance in as many ways as possible, whether that’s through free access to latest industry trends, business tips and resources, or through initiatives like this.”

About McCain Foods

McCain Foods has been at the centre of South African mealtimes for over 20 years. As the world’s largest manufacturer of frozen potato and appetiser products, we supply a significant portion of the world’s restaurants and other hospitality outlets. In South Africa, we are also the market leader in frozen vegetables, which we supply to both foodservice and retail customers. We manufacture fresh produce from local farmers at our production plants in Delmas, Springs, as well as our processing facility in Marblehall. We are constantly developing innovative new food offerings tailor-made to the requirements of our consumers and customers. For more information, visit www.mccain.co.za.

McCain Insiders Club

 

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