Kiddies Cupcake Decorating Event

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On Saturday 13 December Hirsch’s Centurion, in association with Whirlpool held a Kiddies Cupcake Decorating event at the store.

After baking some delicious cupcakes in the impressive Whirlpool Jet Chef, the children had free reign to decorate them.  Delicious icing, smarties, jelly-tots, sprinkles, chocolate vermicelli, marshmallows and edible glitter all added to the “more-is-more” theme of the event. (as opposed to “less-is-more”)

Not only did the children have a wonderful time decorating the cupcakes – in the spirit of Christmas and Giving, they also had the opportunity to offer their cupcakes to some unsuspecting but delighted Christmas Shoppers.

All in all, a very successful event – both parents and children agreed that we need to repeat this event regularly.

A big thank you goes to Tiaan and Whirlpool, and all the staff who contributed to the success of the day.

AUNTY PAM – BAKING HER WAY TO A FRUITFUL CHRISTMAS!

Beatrice Grobler, a customer who regularly attends Hirsch Centurion’s Networking Functions recently approached the company to enquire about a discounted price for an oven she wanted to buy for  Pamela Nel – better known to all as “Aunty Pam” – a wonderful lady in her seventies, who bakes rusks and fruit cakes for a living.

Beatrice regularly buys rusks from her and this is how she came to hear that Aunty Pam’s oven was not working properly, which meant that she could only bake small quantities at one time. 

Beatrice, who is also in the same church as Aunty Pam, immediately started collecting from the congregation to buy a new oven. When COE of Hirsch’s, Margaret Hirsch, heard of this, she immediately agreed to a greatly discounted price on an oven.

Aunty Pam was over the moon to receive her new Defy Oven, and shed tears of gratitude thanking everybody who had contributed to her dream oven. She can now continue, full speed ahead, with her home-based-baking-business.

Happy Baking Aunty Pam!

 

Beatrice Grobler, Mrs Pamela Nel and Joanne Brunette from Hirsch's Ceturion

Beatrice Grobler, Mrs Pamela Nel and Joanne Brunette from Hirsch’s Ceturion

Hirsch's open their hearts to assist Mrs Pamela Nel with a new Oven

Hirsch’s open their hearts to assist Mrs Pamela Nel with a new Oven

Mr Grobler offloading the stove for Mrs Pamela Nel

Mr Grobler offloading the stove for Mrs Pamela Nel

Hirsch’s Summer Catalogue for 2014 is out

We will Save you Money

The Hirsch’s Centurion staff had lots of fun handing out the new Summer 2014 Catalogue at the Robots to passing motorists.

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There are some never-to-be-repeated specials featured – just in time to spoil yourself (or your loved ones) with something for Christmas.

You can view the specials on http://www.hirschs.co.za/specials/supplement-specials or when visiting our store.

Winding down the Year on a Happy, High note!

Hirsch’s Centurion had their final Women’s Networking event for the year, which was attended by more than 40 ladies. 

14 exhibitors displayed their Christmas wares and donated prizes for Lucky Draws. 

Anthea Ambursley of Anansi Business Enterprises spoke on goal-setting and priorities, motivating everyone to take charge of their personal finances during the Christmas season and beyond. 

Carla Nel from the SACBW (SA Council for Business Women) briefly discussed the IDUC campaign, which supports rape victims by having gowns for adults and children distributed to crises centres nationally, and training the victims as councillors who can assist in communities.  More information on this project can be found on their website:  www.sacbw.org

Anarene, Joanne and Jenny

Anarene, Joanne and Jenny

Anthea Ambursley

Anthea Ambursley

Martie Kruger, Wilna Grobler and Ursula Kamper

Martie Kruger, Wilna Grobler and Ursula Kamper

Carina Nel SACBW Chairperson

Carina Nel SACBW Chairperson

Yolandi from Miglio showing off her wares

Yolandi from Miglio showing off her wares

Wilna Grobler and Dorothy Wye

Wilna Grobler and Dorothy Wye

Annual BIG BIG Sale at Hirsch’s Centurion

Hirsch’s Centurion had their Annual BIG BIG SALE this last weekend – and we had a record turnout.  Customers were queuing outside the store from 06:00 – just to get their hands on some of these once-in-a-lifetime specials. 

Our promoters supported us by baking spicy chicken wings, making milk shakes, smoothies and lovely coffees.  As always Terry from Zwilling was “cooking up a storm” and standing on his pot handles to demonstrate their strength.

The following Brands were represented:

  • Snappy Chef      – Ross
  • Defy                      – Swazi
  • Altech Node       – Tebogo
  • Bosch                    – Amanda
  • Elba                        – Nicky
  • SMEG                    – Minnie
  • Braun                    – Catherine
  • Dolce Gusto       – Calipa
  • Nespresso          – Kholiswa

We also had DSTV promoting their Explora outside the store, together with Feed a Child who are assisting with Christmas Gift wrapping in aid of charity. 

Some photos of our day below:

Big Big Sale queue

Customers lined up outside the store from as early as 06:00

Big Sale Amanda from Bosch

Amanda from Bosch demonstrating the Bosch Smoothie Maker

Big Sale Calipa and Maria

Calipa from Dolce Gusto with Hirsch staff member Maria

Big Sale David from Siemens

Great excitement in the store, as can be seen by this demonstration of joy by David from Siemens

Big Sale Peter with Feed a Child wrappers

Feed a child – giftwrapping for a donation – with Peter from Hirsch’s

Christmas Cooking Demonstration

Hirsch Centurion was the first of the Gauteng stores to host the Christmas Cooking Demo with Hirsch’s very own “guest” chef – Warren Pearce.  Our customers were treated to Warren’s very own brand of humour, while being taught how to successfully cook Christmas Mince Pies as well as Beef Wellington.   Terry from Zwilling demonstrated the knives and superb pans and also assisted during the Demonstration.

 Only crumbs and dirty dishes were left over at the end of the event – everybody agreeing that they would most definitely try out the recipes.

A BIG thank you to Warren for his professionalism and all the hard work that went into ensuring our demonstration was a huge success.

We will be running similar Cooking Demonstrations in the future – at no cost to our valued Customers.

Hirsch's guests enjoying a cup of Filter coffee and a sampling of the lovely mince pies.

Hirsch’s guests enjoying a cup of Filter coffee and a sampling of the lovely mince pies.

Joanne Brunette offering the customers Christmas Mince Pies2

Joanne Brunette of Hirsch’s Centurion offering the customers some freshly bakes Christmas Mince Pies.

The perfect beef wellington revealed by chef Warren Pearce2

Hirsch’s “chef-on-the-run”, Warren Pearce, reveals the perfect Beef Wellington.

Warren from Hirsch's and Terry from Zwilling2

Warren from Hirsch’s and Terry from Zwilling impress our guests with their kitchen skills

Hirsch’s Centurion support CANSA

 

Sport against Crime in collaboration with the SAPS and Tshwane Metro Police had a fundraising and visibility project in aid of CANSA  at the Centurion Lifestyle Centre today. 

Hirsch’s Centurion assisted and supported the venture by identifying two “victims” who were “arrested and jailed” in a mobile prison cell by the SAPS.  Two “victims” were identified by Manager Malcolm Chetty – and were duly “charged”, “jailed” and “fined”– once the fine had been paid, the “victims” were released and received a certificate of participation. 

The nominated Hirsch’s “victims” were Samantha Govender and Shalin Subban –  Inspector Potgieter from the Metro Police was their Arresting Officer –  it was all taken in good fun – and for a worthy cause.  

Inspector Potgieter from the Metro Police, pictured with Samantha Govender and Shalin Subban - the two Hirsch's "victims"

Inspector Potgieter from the Metro Police, pictured with Samantha Govender and Shalin Subban – the two Hirsch’s “victims”

Shalin Subban, Samantha Govender and Boytjie Lekalakala supporting CANSA

Hirsch’s Centurion Staff members Shalin, Samantha and Boykie supporting CANSA