Top Chef comes to South Africa

SABC 3 has launched Top Chef South Africa, a local version of the well known and hugely successful American reality TV series, Top Chef. The show is scheduled to start on SABC 3 on Tuesday, 12 July at 8pm and will see well established chefs or ‘cheftestants’ from around the country compete in various culinary challenges. 


Top Chef South Africa, produced by Urban Brew Studios, will follow the same international format as the original show complete with fast-paced ‘Quickfire Challenges’, nail-biting ‘Elimination Challenges’ and the dreaded ‘Judges’ Table’. In each episode one or more contestants will be sent home by the judges.

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Head judge on Top Chef SA will be Neill Anthony, a well-known TV personality and gastronomic guru who has worked with the likes of Gordon Ramsay and Alyn Williams. His extensive food knowledge and incredible cooking skills make him hot property in the kitchen.  Also sitting at the ‘Judges’ Table’ is one of the country’s most exciting chefs, Lesego Semenya who made the M&G’s Top 200 Young South Africans list last year. Not only is he a social media sensation, but he’s a force to be reckoned with in the kitchen. He’s painfully honest when it comes to his culinary critiquing, an essential ingredients for a Top Chef judge. Lorna Maseko will host the new series.

Follow the show on social media at:
Facebook : Top Chef SA
Instagram : TopChefSA
Twitter: @TopChefSA