Does your family enjoy cooking together? Do you have a traditional family recipe you're really proud of?

Enter the #TaftaTellMyHeritageStory Intergenerational Cooking Competition. Have fun as a family preparing a delicious meal ... celebrate your heritage and culture ... PLUS stand the chance of winning great prizes*.

Since the kitchen is the place where most families come together, and food is an integral part of human interaction, this year's Tafta Tell my Story Competition is taking on a different flavour - literally!

We're looking for intergenerational teams comprising a child (aged 10-18), parent/adult guardian and grandparent/elder to share with us their favourite family recipe. It's the perfect opportunity for youngsters to interact with, and learn from, their elders in a fun environment – which culminates in a delicious meal to be enjoyed together.

Video entries must be submitted to Tafta, along with the recipe and ingredients. All entries will be displayed on our website and 10 finalists will be selected by public vote. Finalists advance to a live "cook off" at Capsicum Culinary Studio in Umhlanga, where the winners will be chosen by a panel of head chefs from Tsogo Sun Hotels.

Competition duration: 1 March – 20 July 2020.
Entry fee: R50
Only one entry per team permitted

Voting: 21-31 July 2020.
Final cookoff: 26 September 2020 at Capsicum Culinary Studio, Umhlanga, in front of a live audience (limited tickets available)
Prizes: An awesome prize sponsored by Tsogo Sun, Family tickets to uShaka Marine World, toys from Toys R Us.


Video guidelines:

  • Use a phone or digital camera to record team members introducing themselves with their dish in hand, and describing the heritage story behind the recipe. Who/what inspired it? Why is it special to your family/heritage? How does this recipe create a family bonding experience?
  • Videos must be in mp4 format and should not exceed 25 MB in size.

Recipe guidelines:

  • Recipes must be submitted in English, and include a full list of ingredients.
  • Dishes should not exceed a total preparation and cooking time of 90 minutes, as this will be what is allocated in the cook-off.

Please read the full Terms & Conditions before proceeding.

Questions regarding bulk school entries can be sent to or call Prevashni on 031 332 3721.


I have read and understood the Competition rules and agree to them..

I further confirm that: I give my consent to have my video submission, and the content thereof, shared on Tafta’s website and social media platforms for the duration of this competition as well as on the sponsors’ media platforms.
I will hold no accountability to Tafta, the organiser, or any partners of this competition for any defamation, damage or accident that occurs to me within the context of the competition.