Braai ‘Bende’ outwits to try for master title


BRAAI MASTERS: Lowrens Orsmond (left) and Stephne Evans from Bathurst have been invited to audition for the SABC 3 Ultimate Braai Master competition Picture: SUPPLIED

IF you thought cooking was all there was to SABC’s Ultimate Braai Master competition then think again.

Bathurst braai-buddies Stephne Evans and Lowrens Orsmond will head to Port Elizabeth on Saturday March 2 to compete for one of 15 places in the show, having recently been accepted to audition there.

“It’s all about personality and ‘tongue in cheek’ comments on the application form at this stage,” said Evans whose team, named Bathurst Boksom Bende, was selected from the thousands of audition tapes and forms submitted.

The team has not yet cooked for the judges, but will do so for the first time in Port Elizabeth.

“They asked if we had ever appeared on a professional video before. I answered, ‘not anything my mom should know about’. That seems to have been the type of answer they were looking for, and it set the tone,” said Evans.

Evans could even end up competing against her daughter and son in-law, Mandy and Kevin Evans-Herbst, who have also been accepted to the regional rounds, but their audition will take place in Gauteng.

Evans, a gardener, and Orsmond, a writer, believe the differences in their personalities could win them favour with the judges. Where Evans is straight-talking, Orsmond is more introspective and quiet.

“When we are accepted to be in the show,” said a confident Evans, “we will show them that Bathurst people can cook.”

To show support for Bathurst Boksom Bende, visit their Facebook page.

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