MasterChef Season 4 got off to a busy start, and three contestants out of the 20 were eliminated in the first episode broadcast last Monday! A total of five contestants was eliminated in the four episodes of last week.
I am not a M-Net subscriber, so I have summarized the first four episodes of Week 1 from the MasterChef SA Facebook page. Continue reading →
MasterChef Season 4 is starting on 28 February, and slowly M-Net is revealing details about its new series.
Now the station has announced its three brand new judges, possibly a disappointment for many who loved the tough Chef Pete Goffe-Wood, the charming Chef Benny Masekwameng, and the grey-shoes grey-suit Chef Reuben Robertsons Riffel.
Last month I shared the first details of the new Series. Now we know the names of the three judges, and that the winner will receive a R1 million prize and the MasterChef title. Continue reading →
It was a chance remark from a chef that I was alerted to the news that MasterChef SA is to make a comeback…. but the news is scant!
The history of MasterChef SA : MasterChef had three seasons in South Africa, with Chefs Pete Goffe-Wood and Bennie Masekwameng as judges in all three seasons. Chef Reuben Riffel joined the third season as a judge. The filming took place at Nederburg. Robertsons was the main sponsor. Season Winners were Dean Naidoo, Kamini Pather, and Roxi Wardman (crowned in December 2014). I covered each show of the three seasons on this Blog. Continue reading →
The Sweet Service Award is shared by Woolworths and Multichoice, the latter having one of the worst customer service reputations! Word must have finally got to management about the shocking service levels, and they now send an e-mailed questionnaire once one has interacted with a staff member, referring to various aspects of the interaction with the staff member, mentioned by name and surname. One would have thought that the lady I spoke to did not know about the service Continue reading →
Despite the tourism industry being up in arms about the implementation of the Immigration Regulations pertaining to children travelers, which are effective from today, Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom has been silent about the matter, which he was asked to address twelve month ago already when he became the Minister of Tourism.
The new regulations prescribe that children under the age of 18 years have to travel with an unabridged birth certificate, which must specify the names of both parents. Travelers (adults and children) from countries for which visa applications have to be made, such as India and China, must apply in person, so that biometric details can be Continue reading →
Last night I saw the first episode of MasterChef SA Celebrity Chef, being episode 2. I missed out on episode 1 due to loadshedding on Sunday a week ago. It seemed a disorganised mess, the celebrities clearly not being well-endowed with cooking skills, and they came across as being really silly.
Chef Benny Masekwameng introduced the episode with the concept of Ubuntu, to symbolise the spirit of teamwork and togetherness. Celeb Tol A$$ Mo headed up the Red Team, and chose four other team members: TV presenter Lorna Maseko, singer Patricia Lewis, model Lerato Moloi, and comedian Chris Forrest. Actor Terence Bridgett was the leader of the Blue Team, and chose photographer Merwelene van der Merwe, radio presenter Alex Jay, TV presenter Sade Giliberti, and Continue reading →