The Young Adult Fellowship, (YAF) of the Hope Congregation of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Sakumono-Estates on Sunday, September 17, 2017 organised a special cooking competition between the male and female members of the group. YAF is a generational group of the PCG whose members are between the ages of 30 to 40 years.
The contest, which forms part of the relationship month celebration of the group pitched the male members competing against their female counterparts. The event witnessed the men and women preparing and serving the audience with mouth-watering dishes.
Each side prepared the main course, that is Kokonte and groundnut soup. The male had an optional meal of jollof rice and chicken while the optional meal for the female was Banku with okro stew.
Though designed as a fun activity, it appears the man meant business as they displayed their culinary skills as if to prove to their female counterparts that when it comes to the issue of food, they were on top of their game.
At the end of two and half hours allotted by the judges, the men were declared winners by the panel of judges, namely Mrs. Dorothy Kodjo, Mrs. Elizabeth Berko and Mrs. Felicia Barnafo.
The judges assessed the contestants on cleanliness of cooking environment, skills, taste of food, teamwork and coordination as well as general presentation and garnishing of food. The President of YAF, Mr. Eric Agyei explained that the objective of the event was to foster unity among group members.
He added that the programme also affords members the opportunity to come together to fraternise and strengthen family bonds. He expressed appreciation to the participating members for working so hard to prepare the scrumptious meals and the planning committee for making the event a success. The committee consisted of Nii Adjetey Badu, Dian Naa Lamiorkor Odartey, Nana Kwame Asamoah, Leonora Sowah, Dora Sackey, Millicent Acquah Wilson, Paul Narh, Catherine Ackun, Eric Boakye Ansah, Victoria Zotorvie and Kofi Smart.
The District Minister, Rev. Emmanuel Obeng Ntow commended the group for initiating the programme which seeks to promote unity among members.
Photos of event are available at www.facebook.com/hopepresby