Last week I was fortunate enough to be invited to the Sasko Chef’s Kitchen in Sandton. The event took place at the Pick n Pay Good Food Studio and was a whole lot of fun.
This was honestly one of the best events Husby and I attended. It was so well organised, informative, fun and we walked away with some awesome goodies. Thank you to Lee-Anne and her team for organising such a fantastic afternoon!
On arrival we were invited to make use of an open bar with a large array of drinks to suit everyone’s tastes. However it seemed most people stuck to champagne – which is never a bad thing in itself.
Soon after getting drinks the snacks were brought out, one tray at a time, as they were finished being prepared by Chef Kat. All snacks were made using Sasko products of course and it was all in line with street food / easy eating. They really were not shy with their catering in this department as there were more snacks that we could consume. I believe that is how catering for an event should be. My worst fear is that my guests go home hungry and unsatisfied.
We were then given a little welcome talk from Sasko as they explained why they are the leaders in the industry. With numerous bakeries and mills nationwide they claim to be the experts in the flour and baking world. They have a huge range of products to go with this and are the only “bread brand” to have their own range of flours too. Everything from the ordinary cake flour to flour pre-mixes to an assortment of loaves – those that are low G.I, those that are simple and then of course their fancy loaves like the decadent cranberry loaf! To view Sasko’s huge range of products click here.
We were then led to a large “school” kitchen where Chef Kat taught us some interesting recipes like arancini balls, bread tacos and lime pops. We also had the opportunity to style our plates and then take them to a professional stylist and photographer for lessons on improvement, a professional photo of our plate and of course judging the best photo and the best styled plate.
Husby won the best styled plate and the awesome prize was a Le Creuset mortar and pestle.
Throughout the event we were reminded that the most active participant on social media would also win a prize, and it was suggested that the prize was also something Le Creuset. Me being an absolute fan of Le Creuset, I was determined to win this prize – and I did! A super useful Le Creuset Butter Bell. We were ecstatic!
To end we had some lovely photos taken of everyone and were handed a gift bag filled with awesome goodies – a loaf of bread, a bread board, recipes, a wooded recipe stand and we were told to help ourselves to any of the Sasko products lying around – so we all did our grocery shopping and came home with bags full of goodies. We were given a parting cone of sweets as well as a cupcake and our hands and arms were full as we headed back to our car.
Not only were Sasko exceptionally generous in the event but I loved that they showed us recipes on how to use their product creatively. And not only showed us but gave us the opportunity to try our hand at it too. To see some of Sasko’s recipes click here. We were also blessed to be taught a thing or two about food styling and food photography. Really fantastic event!
Thank you Sasko for the amazing afternoon, the full bellies and the miles of smiles! You guys are awesome!
To see other participants pictures, please check out the hashtag #SaskoChefsKitchen on Twitter or Instagram.
**Disclaimer: I was invited to the event and attended free of charge. The opinions are my own**