shop-sa joined renowned executive chef and MasterChef SA judge, Andrew Atkinson, in judging the Pillsbury Versatility Workshop at the Pick ‘n Pay Good Food Studio in October.
Atkinson demonstrated his unique creations incorporating Pillsbury TubeSet and Dry Mix products, and laid down the gauntlet for teams of two to come up with their very own creations.
The pressurised cook-off started with a store dash, where contestants selected the ingredients for their creations.
The contestants kneaded, mixed and blanched against the clock only to present their perfectly prepared dishes for critique.
Product, originality, flavour and presentation were taken into account and the winners were unanimously named as the pastry chefs from the Sandton Sun with their Blueberry Torte, Cherry Pin and Skhumbuzo Maphanga.
The runners up were Linda Larkan and Denise Murphy from Clamillas Caterers.