WWF-SASSI’s Exciting Cook-Off Extravaganza Celebrates 20 Years of Sustainable Seafood Choices


On Saturday 18 November 2023, Battery Park at V&A Waterfront will be buzzing with culinary excitement as WWF-SASSI (Southern Africa Sustainable Seafood Initiative) hosts a sensational sustainable seafood summer cook-off. This celebratory event marks two decades of promoting sustainable seafood choices and conserving our oceans.

The exciting sustainable seafood cook-off extravaganza will feature renowned WWF-SASSI funders and partners including Vodacom, BRECO Seafoods, Pick n Pay, Two Oceans Aquarium, Woolworths, Nedbank and Shoprite/Checkers. Each team will be kitted out and will receive a mystery box filled with sustainable seafood ingredients challenging their culinary expertise to craft delectable dishes using WWF-SASSI green-listed seafood.

The distinguished celebrity judges include esteemed TV chefs Zola Nene (MasterChef) and Chris Kastern (Ultimate Braai Master Semi-finalist), alongside wild food innovator Roushanna Gray (Veld & Sea). Also joining the judges’ line-up to evaluate the teams’ final creations are WWF-SASSI’s chef ambassadors; indigenous forager Chef Gregory Henderson; award-winning cookbook author, Chef Jason Whitehead; and influencer Carishma Basday. The coveted title of ‘Recognition for the Best Sustainable Seafood Dish this Summer’ awaits the winning team.

Attendees can revel in a morning filled with family-friendly activities, entertainment, seafood tastings, food trucks and ocean conservation pop-up booths. Little ocean champs can enjoy a dedicated and supervised area featuring the WWF-SASSI Ocean Challenge Game, cut-out cards for playing and a jumping castle.

Event Details:

  • Where: Battery Park, V&A Waterfront (Sponsored by V&A)
  • When: Saturday, November 18, 2023
  • Time: 10:30 am (Gates open) – 12:30 pm (Cook-off begins) – 3:30 pm (Event concludes)
  • Ticket Information: Admission is FREE – to secure your spot, please visit Quicket and get your tickets now.

Come join us for a summer’s day of celebration, filled with culinary creativity, family fun and sustainable seafood!

For further event inquiries please contact Fiona on 083 940 1235 or Kirtanya on 082 041 6699.

Quicket Link: https://www.quicket.co.za/events/239168-sassi-summer-cook-off/#/