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Karaglen SuperSpar is a National Gold winner in the annual Cleaver Awards.  This is the 11th year in a row that Karaglen SuperSpar’s butchery has received a title in the awards.

“We are proud of Marius and his team,” says Harry Karamichael of Karaglen SuperSpar. For the months leading up to the judging of the store, Marius and his team ensured that everything in their department was exemplary. “The butchery team has worked very hard to achieve this. We are very proud of everyone,” says Harry.

Change in the competition

“The competition changed this year. Butchers were judged on their ability to get social online. We embraced this and ran several campaigns on our website and social media platforms. We aimed to inform and educate our shoppers on the voting process,” he adds. Marius has worked in the butchery department at Karaglen since 2000 entering his first Cleaver Awards in 2008.

Karaglen SuperSpar was awarded Platinum provincially that year. “Marius has never looked back,” says Harry. Since 2008, Karaglen SuperSpar has received 6 platinum titles and now 5 gold titles. “We are proud to be one of the best butcheries in the country. We celebrate this amazing achievement with Marius and his team”.

Mr Harry Karamichael, from Karaglen SuperSpar and butcher Mr Marius Jordaan, with the platinum award for best meat market butchery in Gauteng.

About the awards

The awards were launched in 2005. While strict laws oversee the slaughter and deboning of meat. But, there is little that can be done once meat leaves the abattoirs. The #CleaverAwards sought to improve the overall quality of meat and meat products received by consumers.

Three judging categories:

  • Butcheries with four or more till points
  • Butcheries with three or fewer till points
  • Food market / Supermarket butcheries

“We want to take this opportunity to thank each and every customer who took the time to vote for Marius and Karaglen SuperSpar. We would not have been able to achieve this without you,” concludes Harry.

There’s a reason we have 10 #CleaverAwards!

We don’t just sell meat; we love meat. Our butchery takes great care in selecting the best meat for you. We go to great lengths to ensure that we source and package only the highest quality meat for our store.

  • 2008 –  Platinum Award in the Provincial Category.
  • 2009 – Platinum Award winner in the National Category.
  • 2010 – Platinum Award recipient in the Provincial Category.
  • 2011 – Platinum Award winner in the National Category.
  • 2012 – Gold Award recipient in the Provincial Category.
  • 2013 – Karaglen SuperSpar wins Platinum in the Provincial Category.
  • 2014 – Gold Award winner in the National Category.
  • 2015 – Platinum Award in the National Category.
  • 2016 – National Gold Winner.
  • 2017 – Gold in the National Category.

Have a look at some of our best beef recipes:

Nothing says South African quite like a potjie! We love the idea of a traditional hearty beef pot left to simmer while the family catches up.

Place the dumplings on a serving tray. Serve with a dipping sauce as a starter or light snack. Reheat leftover dumplings by steaming for 5 minutes. Alternatively shallow fry in a little oil for 5 minutes.

Stroganoff is a simple yet elegant family dinner. This amazing dish can be whipped up in a matter of minutes. 

These are simply great for serving with spaghetti in a rich tomato and herb pasta sauce, or with mashed potato and topped with gravy.

These are a little more difficult to pull off. When done right, they will show off your budding culinary flare. They also look great on your dinner table and taste amazing.

Place the sliced Beef on serving dishes and drizzle with the Amarula Cream Sauce. This is a great dish to serve with roasted potato wedges and a light salad.

Serve this traditional Irish dish with Irish Soda Bread and butter. This is a great meal for those cooler or rainy nights. Gather the family around for this winner.

You’ll have a winner on your hands with this flawless recipe.