The Ultimate Braai Master is back after the successful audition earlier this year. The fifth season comes with the same ol’ Braai Gees but promises bigger and better entertainment with a host of surprizes.
Over R1 000 000.00 in prizes are at stake. The main haul for first place includes:
- R400,000 in cash;
- R200,000 in the form of vouchers from our new food sponsor Game Stores;
- A brand new Suzuki Grand Vitara; and
- And a host of other prizes that that will be revealed in the show.
Created by Cooked in Africa Films, the Ultimate Braai Master will be hosted by SA celebrity bush cook, Justin Bonello.
Auditions were held at the beginning of this year. Out of hundreds of applicants from across the country, only 10 teams of 2 will get to battle it out against each other – one braai at a time.
As a new addition to this year’s format, each team will have their own Facebook page. This way, the online community can get an insiders account as to what it’s like to be part of the adventure of a lifetime.
Brian ‘the German’ and Sfiso ‘the Zulu’ have been braai buddies for last 7 years. With a knack for pork belly and baked goods on a braai, Ebony & Ivory are amped to be part of the adventure but don’t take too kindly to folks telling them how to braai. Will that include the judges?
Brother and sister team Tersia and Tarlan are stoked to jol with the UBM crew. Representing the sunny coast of Durban, they’re ready to prove that they have what it takes to become the next Ultimate Braai Master – but will it be enough?
Chanel and Nick, originally from Cape Town developed their braai skills from the working yacht life. Their ocean lifestyle takes them between Europe and the Caribbean, working for the world’s 1% population. Will their sea legs hold up in the South African landscape?
KZN born and bred Randhir (Randy) and Surika (Sue) almost had to pull out of the game due to complications, but luckily it all worked out and now the heat is on! With a delectable signature dish and mad skills up their sleeve, will they bring the title home to KZN?
France called upon his 22-year-old work colleague Corvin at the last minute, to join in on the adventure of a lifetime. Taking their name from the Sesotho word fun, these chefs are hoping to walk away with the title, one signature basting at a time.
Gugu and Sam from AirChefs are charcoal braai enthusiasts with loads of passion for delicious and spicy foods. These ladies are hoping to make their friends and family proud as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime – sensitive skin and all!
Wouter and Bertus, father and son in-law team with a message – expect the unexpected from the Outlaws. With extensive experience in farming, cooking and camping between them, the Outlaws have declared that now that they’re in, they’re not going anywhere.
Belinka and Merle from Cape Town are trading their office chairs for braai grids for this season of Ultimate Braai Master. Armed with their traditional roosterbroods, a positive attitude and a thirst for adventure, they claim that UBM will never be the same again.
Pretty and Precious Zondo – these sisters from Durban love hot, flavourful food with a kick. Tongs in hand and adventure in sight, the ladies are ready to get out of their charcoal loving comfort zone.
Husband and wife duo Peter and Desiree are braai traditionalists who put their heart and soul into each and every braai they attend. As Peter is a butcher by trade his ‘vleis’ experience might be an advantage. Will these skills be enough to bring the title back to Somerset West?
Who will be the Judge?
With an all-new format that’s full of surprises, we have also selected new judges for this year’s Ultimate Braai Master. As you know, this is no ordinary chop on a braai show. The Ultimate Braai Master is the toughest cooking competition on TV. And, what better way to keep up with those standards than with experienced and passionate contestants, with a stellar judging panel. To match.
Alongside outdoor enthusiast, chef and host Justin Bonello, we’re stoked to welcome the Kitchen Cowboy himself, Pete Goffe-Wood to the judges panel and the Tsogo Sun’s very own executive chef, Benny Masekwameng. Both personalities are familiar faces in television and culinary circles and will be a tremendous asset to the show and the contestants.
Catch The Ultimate Braai Master Season 5 – coming to your e-tv screens in February 2017. You can follow all the shenanigans at @UltimateBraaiMaster on Facebook, @Ultimate_Braai_Master on Instagram and @ultimatebraai on twitter.