I was so lucky to win a weekend at The Drakensberg Sun. I’m going to do another post just about The Drakensberg Sun, but here is some photographs of the Omelettes Without Borders (OWB) fundraiser. OWB started as a challenge on Twitter with @ShazPhoto, @ChefAndrewR and @CollinsMandy and on Saturday R30 000 was raised for a school in the Drakensberg.
The activities started with 2 Guinness World Record attempts by Chef Andrew. One for the fastest omelette, and the other for the most omelettes in 30 minutes. Then the next part was a challenge between @ShazPhoto, @ChefAndrewR and @CollinsMandy to see who can make the fastest omelette, and also the best omelette. Various other omelette challenges were also held. The fundraising part was an auction that was held in the tent and also simultaneously on Twitter. They auctioned off a weekend for 2 at the Drakensberg Sun, dinner for 6 from Chef Andrew, Dinner cooked by Sarel from Sabie (Masterchef and Kokkedoor), dinner from chef Warren Frantz from uShaka (I really wanted that one), a photoshoot from @ShazPhoto, a birthday team from @CollinsMandy and 6 bottles of Beyerskloof wine. But let the photos tell the story.
The beautiful venue. All the action happened in the white tent peaking out in the trees.
Chef Warren Frantz, judge for the Guinness Records and the challenges, Chef Andrew, Sharon (ShazPhoto) and Mandy (CollinsMandy)
Sarel from Sabie (Masterchef and Kokkedoor), the participating celebrity and all round nice guy
Look at all that oil ready for the record attempts and challenges. Sharon in the background
The Guinness Record attempt for the fastest omelette. Two eggs, 2 fillings. It was incredible to see. Chef Andrew did a bit of mixing, a bit of shaking in the pan and it was done. I’ve rewatched the video clip we took because it was so amazing.
The judges checking the omelette to see if it qualifies.
And a thumbs up from the judges!!!
He did it. The previous record was 45 seconds and Chef Andrew did it in 25 seconds. Look in the background at the eggs standing ready for the next record attempt.
The pans standing ready for the most omelettes in 30 minutes challenges. Note the extra pans in the background. They were used as the pans broke during the challenge
During the challenge – look at those flames
6 omelettes at one time.
Sharon running with the omelettes to the judges
Getting burn shield applied after the second record attempt. And with all that he didn’t make the second record 😦
Some serious tweeting happening here by @SamanthaPerry and @VernonBotha. Most of the audience were tweeting like crazy the whole time
This is how much fun and laughter we all had. This is Cindy and her Mom
Photo finish for the fastest challenge between Mandy Collins, Chef Andrew and Sharon. Sharon won.
For the best omelette there was bribery and sabotage happening. The chef ended up with a blue omelette and the judges got some gifts from Mandy.
The final omelettes for the best omelette challenge. The middle you can see the sabotaged one. Sharon won again.
Best omelette between Sarel, Joanne and Chef Warren. Chef Warren took that one.
The previous contestants now had a chance to be judges
And a last challenge between sponsors of the event. Christiaan from Beyerskloof, another Sharon from Nu-laid eggs, and some from Drakensberg Sun. Christiaan did some impressive cooking using the wine and also drinking while cooking, but Sharon won that challenge. I LOVED the Beyerskloof Rose.
And to end the evening off Sharon and Chef Andrew got engaged. Congratulations to the two of them.
And a last photo of the man of the day. Chef Andrew