Coco Reinarhz’ Bujumbura hits Col’Cacchio pizzeria menu as series gets off to a record-breaking start

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The 2012 Col’Cacchio pizzeria Celebrity Chef Series kicked off in May with Jackie Cameron’s Carpe Funghi pizza delight. Pizza sales to date have set a new record for the Series – over 10 000 Carpe Funghi pizzas sold in May, which translates to R50 000 already raised for the Children’s Hospital Trust!

The Bujumbura from Coco Reinarhz now comes into the spotlight from June. Diners can look forward to tasting a heavenly combination of mozzarella, oven roasted brinjals, fragrant North African flavoured Chicken Tagine, green olives and preserved lemons, topped with fresh coriander and drizzled with coriander-infused yoghurt. Burundian Chef Reinarhz is the Chef Patron of Sel et Poivre in Sandton, Gauteng. His unique and innovative Afro-Fusion culinary style combines classic French Cuisine with the most opulent of African flavours. He recently co-authored the internationally acclaimed book, The Banqueting House, African Cuisine an Epic Journey.

In July Col’Cacchio pizzeria diners will enjoy Chris Erasmus’ pizza creation, the Liplekker Ribbetjie. And then who will be our mystery Celebrity Chef for August?

Entries are now open at for the inaugural Pizza Challenge. All connoisseurs of the crust are invited to create their own gourmet recipe online, give it a mouth-watering name and stand the chance of being selected as the fourth Celebrity Chef for 2012. The top 5 finalists will have to impress a tough line-up of judges selecting the final winner – chefs Jackie Cameron, Coco Reinarhz and Chris Erasmus themselves. In addition to seeing their name and pizza creation bask in fame and glory for the month of August, the Pizza Challenge Winner will walk away with a year’s supply of delicious slices from Col’Cacchio pizzeria and other exciting prizes from the Series’ sponsors, Peroni, Place in the Sun Wines and Coca Cola.

Col’Cacchio pizzeria is donating R5 from every Celebrity Chef Pizza sold to the Children’s Hospital Trust, fundraiser for the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital and Paediatric Healthcare in the Western Cape. With a record-breaking figure of R50 000 already raised, The Celebrity Chef Series is looking to raise their highest total yet in 2012. The 2012 Celebrity Chef Series is proudly sponsored by Peroni, Place in the Sun Wine (Distell), Coca Cola, Parmalat, Rialto Foods and The Food Store.

Go to get creative and follow the simple steps to enter the Pizza Challenge.

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