MasterChef South AfricaMasterChef South Africa is a reality cooking competition for amateurs. This popular entertainment show has thrilled viewers in over 33 countries helping amateur cooks realise their food dreams. Thousands of hopefuls will cook for the chance to be a part of the MasterChef kitchen. They will be scrutinised by South Africa's leading culinary experts as they battle it out for the title of MasterChef.
Watch MNET on Tuesday at 19:30 and listen to Jenny Crwys-Williams' show every Wednesday to find out more about MasterChef South Africa.
The JudgesANDREW ATKINSON MasterChef South Africa has put together some of the most impressive judges in the country. One of those judges is Executive Chef at the Michaelangelo Hotel- Andrew Atkinson. He has had the thrilling experience of cooking for various dignitaries and the world’s stars, including Nelson Mandela, Queen Elizabeth and the late Whitney Houston to name a few. Andrew Atkinson has captained the South African National Culinary Team who competed at various competitions around the world. He’s certainly a man who knows his way around the kitchen, so MasterChef South Africa promises to be mouthwatering.
BENNY MASEKWAMENG One of the culinary experts that MasterChef South Africa has roped in as a judge is Benny Masekwameng, who wears the Executive Chef's hat at Mondovino Restaurant at Sun Square in Southern Sun's Montecasino. Benny has represented South Africa at international food festivals in Madagascar and Jamaica, living out his passion for South African cuisine and promoting our country. He has cooked for the ordinary Joe on the street, to heads of state, ministers, members of the Royal family, as well as local and international celebrities. Benny Masekwameng has been fortunate to have worked with top international chefs all over the world.
PETE GOFFE-WOOD Among the impressive trio of MasterChef South Africa judges, is Pete Goffe – Wood, the owner of Wild Woods Restaurant and Contributing Editor for Men’s Health Magazine. Pete Goffe has played a key role in the renewal of Blues Restaurant and is the author of its newly launched book Blues – Essence of Cape Town, re-affirming the legendary status of this Camps Bay landmark. He is currently involved in developing 95 Keerom Street for Rhodes House, and is working with the Meikles Hotel group in Harare and Victoria Falls. Pete Goffe-Wood’s energetic creative approach and insight into industry issues has earned him the respect of his peers.