SA National Cookie Swap – the results of #cookieswap3

SA National Cookie Swap – how the cookie crumbled

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The first South African National cookie swap happened this Saturday past, 14 September. It was the third one in Cape Town and the first in Durban and Johannesburg. If you want to know how it all started in 2011, read here, and if you want to join in the next one, let me know on the blog. It’s a project I am passionate about and I look forward to the 4th Cape Town event and 2nd National Cookie Swap coming up in the new year.

The inspiration behind the local Cookie Swap

I’ve based the cookie swap concept on the fabulous events held in New York by friends and bloggers and my hope is that we utilise our voices and platforms to make some small difference. I can’t coordinate it all alone though. This year, at the suggestion of my friend Kim, we took the event to Johannesburg and Durban too, and I hope it’s planted the sugary seed of temptation and more bloggers, bakers and others will join us at future events.

The Beneficiary

Khayelitsha Cookies

Khayelitsha Cookies

This year we chose to support Khayelitsha Cookies who I know are doing fantastic work in the community by empowering local women with skills and employment. Adri Williams, the director mentioned that one of their goals is to buy new shoes and chairs for the women at the new factory premises.

We raised R17 500 across the three venues, in entrance tickets and auction items and as it turns out, this amount will be able to cover the shoes and chairs needed by the organisation. An enormous thank you to everyone who attended and supported us!

Adri Williams explaining the Khayelitsha Cookie story

Adri Williams explaining the Khayelitsha Cookie story www.foodandthefabulous.com

Venues & Hosts

Thank you to our host venues: Dear Me Food World in Cape Town, Moema’s in Parktown North, Jozi and Piatto Florida Road in Durban for offering up a space for us to gather and swap cookies.

And, my heartfelt thanks to Kim Mari for hosting in Johannesburg and the lovely duo Verushka and Faeema who hosted in Durban. – See more at: http://www.foodandthefabulous.com/the-fabulous/sa-national-cooke-swap-14-september-2013/#sthash.MQlOZfMe.dpuf

image by Jon Meinking

image by Jon Meinking

Image: Durban Cookie Swap

Image: Durban Cookie Swap

Ishay with Vanessa, chef at Dear Me and Adri Williams (L-R) Image Jon Meinking

Ishay with Vanessa, chef at Dear Me and Adri Williams (L-R) Image Jon Meinking

Thank you!

I have a long list of people to thank, and invariably I will forget someone – please do forgive me. First and foremost, to all the bakers and non-bakers who attended, you are awesome and we hope you didn’t have too much of a dip after the sugar rush!

  • Jon Meinking/ ishotimagesZA – photographs in Cape Town
  • Random House Struik: cookbook hamper
  • NoMu – hot chocolate and sweet rub hamper
  • Majeka House – stay, dinner and spa treatment
  • Jorgensens – Vodka and Brandy
  • De Grendel – fine dining for two and bottle of MCC
  • Diemerdal Eatery – tapas lunch for two and bottle of wine
  • Bos Ice tea- ice teas for Jhb & Dbn and hamper for CT
  • Real Concerts – Johnny Clegg tickets at the Baxter
  • Cape Wine Academy – South African Wine Course x 2 – for each venue
  • Rain – hamper for Durban
  • Wonderland Collective: Original Shaker – cocktail kits for each venue
  • Ferrari Experience – Durban (private sponsor)
  • Honest Chocolate, Le Creuset  bakeware for Cape Town – private sponsors
  • Healthy care package – Tandy Sales
  • Eco Pack – containers and forks for Cape Town event
  • New Media – Taste magazines for Cape Town and Joburg
  • John Brown Media – Fresh Living magazines – Cape Town
  • Philosophia Botanica
  • Zola Nene, Jan Tripepi, Hein van Tonder, Ma Govender – baking angels
Durban cookie swap

Durban cookie swap

image: Jon Meinking

image: Jon Meinking

 

 

Joburg Cookie Swap: image Kim Mari

Joburg Cookie Swap: image Kim Mari

 

Jelle Ypma manning the gate www.foodandthefabulous.com

Jelle Ypma manning the gate www.foodandthefabulous.com

 

EulogiRheeder at CT cookie swap www.foodandthefabulous.com

EulogiRheeder at CT cookie swap www.foodandthefabulous.com

 

Rob Shone at CT Cookie Swap www.foodandthefabulous.com

Rob Shone at CT Cookie Swap www.foodandthefabulous.com

 

Anel Potgieter and Hetta Van Deventer, Anton and Olivier Wagner (with Anel's mom on far left). http://www.foodandthefabulous.com/

Anel Potgieter and Hetta Van Deventer, Anton and Olivier Wagner (with Anel’s mom on far left). http://www.foodandthefabulous.com/

What do I have to do to get some decent bids around here? http://www.foodandthefabulous.com/

What do I have to do to get some decent bids around here? http://www.foodandthefabulous.com/

Zola Nene's Double Choc Salted caramel cookies at CT Cookie swap http://www.foodandthefabulous.com/

Zola Nene’s Double Choc Salted caramel cookies at CT Cookie swap http://www.foodandthefabulous.com/

You say!

Send me your links and I’ll share them here

1. Inge at Snap, Sizzle and Cook

2. Richard Wooding

3. Nicola at Run on Coffee

4. Hein van Tonder at Hein Stirred – do check out his fabulous Cowboy Cookies. And no, I’m not being rude here 😉

5. Theresa at Cupcakes and Couscous

6. Jacs at Chef Privé

7. Liz and Thando at Foodevotion

 

UPDATE

These lovely pics from director Adri Williams, of the ladies receiving their new shoes. Thanks for everyone who contributed to make this happen!

khayelitsha cookies

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By | 2017-04-07T17:24:33+00:00 September 16th, 2013|Charity, Food, Giving Back, Portfolio|7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. Swapping cookies for good | Chef Privé September 16, 2013 at 5:02 pm - Reply

    […] love to make sweet treats to trade their baked bounties with each other at a national event held in Cape Town, Durbs and […]

  2. Samantha Beningfield September 16, 2013 at 5:20 pm - Reply

    What a wonderful idea and so SO excited for cookie swap four!

    • Ishay September 16, 2013 at 5:39 pm - Reply

      And we look forward to welcoming you Samantha! 🙂

  3. Claire Marx September 16, 2013 at 6:23 pm - Reply

    I love the concept and well done to all. What you sow you reap!

    • Ishay September 16, 2013 at 6:27 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much for hosting us in Cape Town 🙂

  4. Oaties and Cookie Swap 4 July 17, 2014 at 9:39 am - Reply
  5. […] you missed all the fun last year, you can read about what went down here and here. Last year’s Cookie Swap raised enough money for shoes and chairs for the lovely ladies of […]

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