Facilitated by Chris Forrest
What is the Braai Olympics?
The Braai Olympics is a unique way of celebrating our South African heritage while simultaneously breaking the ice between delegates, allowing them to show off their skills and enjoy themselves. By making sure that each individual is allocated a task, the Braai Olympics ensures no one is left out. Thereby guarenteeing teamwork as a result of everyone working together towards an end goal.
How it works:
Delegates will be split into teams of 5 to 7 players, they will need to choose a team name and assign each team member a number from 1 to 5(or to the total number of team members if the number exceeds 5). Once this is done they will receive a list of 5 tasks, each of which follow on from one another. The team member whose number corresponds with the task number has to complete said task. Most of which rely on time and skill, but in the end the most important thing is to have fun and enjoy creating tasty food. All the tasks require the support of your fellow teammates.
The winner in each category will be allocated 10 points, second place 9 points, third gets 8 points and so on, which means every team will be allocated points. After all the tasks have been completed and the points have been tallied, the team with the most points will be crowned the Braai Olympics Champions.
Judging of the food takes place on two levels. Firstly, purely on taste, directly after it is prepared(a trick learned from the set of Masterchef). Presentation is then done and judged after the food has been tasted.
Where did the Braai Olympics start?
Chris Forrest, comedian and winner of Celebrity Masterchef South Africa, created the Braai Olympics as a modern alternative to the traditional old favourite “potjie competition”. Chris facilitates the team building activity using his knowledge from Masterchef combined with years worth of experience as a professional MC, he makes sure everything goes off without a hitch and everyone is thoroughly entertained throughout the experience.
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The Randpark Golf Club hosted the Braai Olympics for Heritage day 2018. The competitors had an absolute blast, have a look at some photos of the event below.