Tag Archives: Pete Goffe-Wood

MasterChef Season 4 rolls out a completely new set of Judges!


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 →

MasterChef SA to make a 4th Season comeback after a six year absence!


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 →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 59 of Level 1, 28 November 2021


Sunday 28 November 2021, Day 59 of Level 1, 1st Advent 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a cool day initially after rain overnight, becoming misty and then clearing up, becoming humid; for catching up on sleep, on writing blogposts for next week, and on walking outside, having been below my step quota in the past two days 😱; for trying out the new The Pottery which opened in Camps Bay this week, opposite the Pick n Pay and Woolies parking area, next to Dizzy’s; for bumping into two German tourists, on honeymoon and not very happy after their first week in Cape Town, she having been ill, and complaining about the overflowing litter bins and ‘rich’ Camps Bay not matching Ibiza Continue reading →

Live-Cook Channel challenges home cooking skills: making Chef Reuben Riffel’s Pan-roasted prawns and hake!


During earlier Levels of Lockdown last year I was invited to participate in the Live-Cook Channel cook-alongs, starting with none less than Chef Luke Dale Roberts of The Test Kitchen. I had the assistance of my MasterChick Jenny Stephens at my side, and she did most of the cooking and I made notes, poured the wine, and took photographs. This was to become our pattern in three such Live-Cook Channel challenges. Yesterday I decided to challenge myself to do the cooking of Chef Reuben Riffel’s Pan-roasted prawns and hake on my own, making it a real hands-on experience.

It was a nerve-wracking experience in preparing it on my own, but I am proud of the end-result.

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The Restaurant at Grande Roche opens in two weeks, just after Viande Restaurant closes down at the Paarl hotel!


In less than a week after the closure of  Viande Restaurant, owned by Chef Pete Goffe-Wood, in a space he leased at the Grande Roche Hotel in Paarl, Chef Kevin Grobler announced on Instagram that he is opening a new restaurant at the Hotel, and has been  posting ads for new staff. The new restaurant will become The Restaurant at Grande Roche, and will open next month. Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 18 of Level 1, 8 October 2020.


Thursday 8 October 2020, Day 18 of Level 1, Day 196 of Lockdown. 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for another sunny day, but a little cooler at 19C; for another lucky day this week; for a busy writing day, only finishing my Blogpost this afternoon, exceeding 2000 words; for a midday breakfast with friend Jenny Stephens at Firefly Café, and returning the borrowed potato peeler to Tindlovu; for a second walk, to Bakoven, extending the walk further than usual, past the last block of apartments, where someone told me that a fence is badly broken, looking like the result of a car accident; for being spoilt with a massive Christmas-come-early delivery from Mynhardt Restaurant in Paarl ; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →