The local version of MasterChef, the world’s biggest cooking reality and game show, will be broadcast on S3 (formerly known as SABC 3) from June 2024.
The multiple-award-winning production company Homebrew Films, which created the previous season of MasterChef South Africa for pay television, has been assigned by Primedia Studios to hold the production reins for this exciting, fresh fifth season on the public broadcaster.
The retail giant Pick n Pay also returns as the headline sponsor.
MasterChef celebrates the passion and creativity of cooking by following a group of amateur chefs on their journey to become culinary champions.
These home cooks are tested in various food-making techniques throughout the season – from creating signature dishes to mastering complex recipes. The judging panel – comprising the crème de la crème of the culinary industry – evaluates the dishes based on taste, presentation, and originality and then eliminates contestants along the way until the grand finale, where the winner scoops the title of “MasterChef” and the prize money that comes along with it.
South Africa’s new MasterChef will take home a whopping R 1 million.
MasterChef is the most successful cookery television format (Guinness World Records), and in 2023, the independent media intelligence organisation K7 crowned it the “Spin-Off Superstar”, with the eighth spin-off, MasterChef: Dessert Masters, launching in Australia last year. Commissioned across 70 markets, the life-changing show has broadcast over 10,000 episodes to date and, in 2021, aired its milestone 500th season globally since its reboot in 2005. Created by Franc Roddam and first launched in 1990, the show is a super brand known and enjoyed around the world.
If you have what it takes to be part of this global phenomenon, enter now. The closing date for entries is 15 March at 11:50.