Oja! Farms wins a STAYCOLD Underbar for their establishment

Posted: November 15, 2022

Oja! Farms, located in Middleburg, Mpumalanga is the winner of STAYCOLD International’s #itcouldbeyours Underbar competition. They have won a new Staycold Glass Door Underbar with Pizza Top for their soya plant establishment. The panel from Staycold, a South African manufacturer of self-contained commercial fridges and freezers, deemed them the most deserving winner out of the 54 entries received from chefs, restaurants, and other establishments located in the Southern African Customs Union (SACU).

With the current economic environment in South Africa, Oja! Farms opted to set up a soya plant on their farm which proved to be very successful. Rich in vitamins and minerals, soya is an excellent food supplement and highest and most economical protein available globally. This plant has also created jobs and offers a range of well-priced soya products direct to the end consumer.

The competition was launched in June 2022 following Chef Bertus Basson’s In Die Sop programme, where he also gifted a Staycold Underbar to a deserving restaurant, Café Zest, located in Gordon’s Bay. Staycold then followed suit, to encourage restaurants to draw on Chef Bertus’s wisdom, that buying proper equipment actually saves them money in the long run.

Riette Strydom, Food Developer of Oja! Farms was excited and thankful to win this competition and commented: “The Staycold Underbar will help us when cooking food for demonstration purposes that we do to break the negative connotation to soya, to keep the food fresher for longer! We will also be able to now cook a little extra every time in order to give more to the old age homes that we support. Thank you Staycold.”

 Staycold’s Underbar was taken to market in 2020, and are produced in two different variations, a flat top and a pizza top, with solid door or glass door models. The Underbar is used primarily in a kitchen’s prep area or a front-of-the-house bar area. It’s a prep station used by chef’s or a work top refrigerator. It serves the role of a combination refrigerator, equipment stand and preparation area. They are best for use as a work space or for holding countertop equipment.

What sets Staycold’s Underbar apart, is that its built with Staycold’s pioneering principles of quality, efficiency, performance, reliability, and durability; uses natural refrigerant gas so is better for the planet; has a 304 stainless steel top making it more durable; has LED internal lighting; has good temperate regulation inside the unit with its Digital Thermostat, uses less electricity and it comes in under the market related price.

For more information on Oja! Farms and to find soya recipes, visit them on www.ojafarms.co.za.  For more information on Staycold, contact them on 056 819 8097 or visit their website on www.staycold.co.za or LinkedIn page on https://www.linkedin.com/company/staycold-international-pty-ltd/