John Grundlingh and Piet Marais have won the Ultimate Braai Master challenge season four on Sunday night after 7000 kilometres and 60 days on the road.
In the challenge, 13 teams faced a range of exceptionally tough challenges from host Justin Bonello, Executive Chef Bertus Basson and Chef Petrus Madutlela.
Marais, an entrepreneur from Gordons Bay, originally tried his luck in Season 3, but got sent home early in the game. Determined to prove he has what it takes to nab the title, he returned with Grundlingh, also a previous contestant on the show.
Their motto “When at first you don’t succeed, braai, braai again!” clearly stood the duo in good stead.
Grundlingh plans on using his winnings to renovate the kitchen in his new house and was quick to add that this would include an impressive 5-station braai, while Marias’ money will be going straight into his company, Santa Anna’s, which specialises in Mexican products and American style barbecue.
Produced by Cooked in Africa Films, the fourth Season of South Africa’s most-watched cooking show saw audience numbers treble this year, with Ultimate Braai Master now reaching 1.7 million viewers each week.
With numbers like these sponsors, Robertsons Herbs & Spices, Coca-Cola, Suzuki and South African Tourism, are sure to have their pens poised in anticipation of Season 5.