The winner of MasterChef SA, the local version of the worldwide reality show phenomenon, will become the biggest reality-show prize winner in the history of South African television.
More than R8-million worth of prizes await the amateur chef whose culinary skills will most impress the judges after 18 episodes of brutal contestant eliminations.
South Africa’s first MasterChef will receive cash, a car, a trip to Italy, a sommelier course, one-on-one master classes from an award-winning cellarmaster, wine — and a first for local reality shows: his or her very own restaurant!
Pierre Cloete, M-Net’s channel head, says this unprecedented prize package is an indication of the massive appeal of the series: “The international versions of the series created a big buzz and subsequently the response to MasterChef South Africa has been overwhelming.
“First we received thousands of entries and now M-Net’s premier show for 2012 is supported by top, premier South African brands. A huge thank you to our headline sponsor, Robertsons, as well as Hyundai, Woolworths, Nederburg and Southern Sun, whose combined prize offerings are rewriting South African television history.
“We are incredibly excited about these partnerships and look forward to working together on what promises to be next year’s talk-of-the-town.” Read More…