• SOUTH AFRICA'S FAVOURITE COOKING SHOW

    SEASON 6

  • SOUTH AFRICA'S FAVOURITE COOKING SHOW

    SEASON 6

  • SOUTH AFRICA'S FAVOURITE COOKING SHOW

    SEASON 6

ABOUT

The much-anticipated Season 6 is finally here. With an eclectic mix of personalities and braai experience, we’re anticipating our greatest season to date. We have restaurant owners, passionate cooks, professional chefs and even international braai competitors, all facing off against each other for the chance to own the title of The Ultimate Braai Master. Our host, Justin Bonello is joined by Benny Masekwameng and Pete Goffe-Wood, who return as our judges for season 6, in the hopes to inspire the teams with their knowledge and be blown away by their braai-abilities. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for exclusive behind the scenes footage, online competitions or Live Tweet with us on Twitter while the show airs.

SEASON 6

THE ULTIMATE BRAAI MASTER IS A SOUTH AFRICAN BORN REALITY COOKING SHOW THAT CELEBRATES OUR FAVOURITE ACTIVITY - BRAAING! WE PUT THE BEST BRAAIERS IN THE COUNTRY AGAINST EACH OTHER. THROUGH A SERIES OF TOUGH CHALLENGES, SET IN SOME OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPES SOUTH AFRICA HAS TO OFFER, THE TEAMS NEED TO BATTLE IT OUT ONE CHALLENGE AT A TIME, TO SEE WHO WILL TAKE HOME THE ULTIMATE BRAAI MASTER CROWN. BROADCAST INTERNATIONALLY, OUR MOTTO IS RAIN, WIND OR SHINE - WE BRAAI!

MEET THE JUDGES

THE PEOPLE THAT EAT

Peter Goffe-Wood

chef

Peter Goffe-Wood

chef

Celebrity judge, food enthusiast, self-proclaimed Kitchen Cowboy and author, Pete Goffe-Wood has been an influential member of the South African food scene for many years. His incredible palette, coupled with his overall food experience means that the teams will have to braai their hearts out to impress him, one chop at a time.

Benny Masekwameng

chef

Benny Masekwameng

chef

Having previously judged prestigious events such as the Eat Out Awards, Masterchef South Africa and most recently the Windhoek Shisinyama Search, Chef Benny is back to bring his expertise and exceptional talent to the UBM set. Known for his kind nature but also fierce judging, the teams will have to step up their braai game to flip the grid in their favour.

Justin Bonello

cook, author & tv producer

Justin Bonello

cook, author & tv producer

What’s more braai than Justin Bonello? Not much. Our bush cook host is also an author, entrepreneur, community uplifter and local food fundi who pushes our braai teams to their limits. Justin’s job means keeping the team’s in-line to perform as best they can, sure he might shout at times but he’s actually a big softie who loves nothing more than hitting the open road, deliciously prepared foods and spending his time in great company. Will the teams be able to live up to his braai-spectations?

MEET THE CONTESTANTS

THE PEOPLE THAT COOK

Afri Chefs

Sipho Mahlangu | Tshepo Kadiege

Afri Chefs

Sipho Mahlangu | Tshepo Kadiege

Braai Master: Sipho (Jabu) Mahlangu. A professional chef from Soshanguve, Pretoria.
Braai Buddy: Tshepo (Pontsho) Kadieg. A chef in training from Soshanguve, Pretoria.

- Collegues and friends -

Baby Cakes

Nora Grose | Mary-Leigh Hewetson

Baby Cakes

Nora Grose | Mary-Leigh Hewetson

Braai Master: Nora (Baby) Grose . A D.A. Councillor from Blouberg, Cape Town.
Braai Buddy: Mary-Leigh (Mary) Hewetson. Record Analyst from Someserset West, Cape Town.

-Mother and daughter -

BBQ Junkies

Devon Devos | Pedro Devos

BBQ Junkies

Devon Devos | Pedro Devos

Braai Master: Pedro Devos. Self employed from Strandfontein, Cape Town.
Braai Buddy: Devon Devos. A junior coffee shop manager from Strandfontein, Cape Town.

-Brothers-

Best Braai Buds

Frederic Dacomb | Matthew Berry

Best Braai Buds

Frederic Dacomb | Matthew Berry

Braai Master: Frederic (Frikkels) Dacomb. A musician from Garsfontein, Pretoria.
Braai Buddy: Matthew (Matt) Berry. An actor from Moreleta Park, Pretoria.

-Best friends-

Double Header

Leon Sivalingam | Israel Sivalingam

Double Header

Leon Sivalingam | Israel Sivalingam

Braai Master: Leon Sivalingam. A sales consultant from Springfield, Midrand.
Braai Buddy: Israel (Izzy) Sivalingam. A sales rep from Kew, Orange Grove.

-Brothers-

Dynamite Shortiez

S Mhlabase Gordon | Anam Xinwa

Dynamite Shortiez

S Mhlabase Gordon | Anam Xinwa

Braai Master: S Mhlabase (Hlabi) Gordon. Self employed from Saxilby, East London.
Braai Buddy: Anam(Nam) Xinwa. Self employed from Denwiddle, Germiston.

-Friends-

Holy Smokes!

Kathy Bouton | Audrey Atherstone

Holy Smokes!

Kathy Bouton | Audrey Atherstone

Braai Master: Kathy (Kat) Bouton. Guesthouse owner from Westlands, Port Elizabeth.
Braai Buddy: Audrey (Deeds) Atherstone. Kennel manager from Westlands, Port Elizabeth.

-Twins-

Kasi Coals

Thabo Rasimeni | Gontse Pitso

Kasi Coals

Thabo Rasimeni | Gontse Pitso

Braai Master: Thabo Rasimeni. A chef from Vanderbijlpark
Braai Buddy: Gontse (Özil/Neville) Pitso. Admin Clerk from Three Rivers East, Vereeniging.

-Childhood friends-

All Fired Up

Keith Page | Lee Page

All Fired Up

Keith Page | Lee Page

Braai Master: Keith Page. Self employed from Lorraine, Port Elizabeth.
Braai Buddy: Lee Page. Branch administrator from Lorraine, Port Elizabeth.

-Husband and wife-

Sexy Chefs

Wenzokuhle Mandiwana | Nonkosi Vellem

Sexy Chefs

Wenzokuhle Mandiwana | Nonkosi Vellem

Braai Master: Wenzokuhle (Wenzi) Mandiwana. Chef from Spruitview.
Braai Buddy: Nonkosi (Pascalina) Vellem. Pastry chef from Spruitview.

-Friends-

Simply Cheeky

Penny Rider | Busisiswe Dhladhla

Simply Cheeky

Penny Rider | Busisiswe Dhladhla

Braai Master: Penny Rider. Housewife from Houghton Estate, Johannesburg.
Braai Buddy: Busisiswe (Bee) Dhladhla. Chef from Soshanguve, Pretoria.

-Friends-

Street Diners

Siyabonga Ngwenya | Wandile Baduza

Street Diners

Siyabonga Ngwenya | Wandile Baduza

Braai Master: Siyabonga (Ceeya) Ngwenya. Chef from Senaoane, Soweto.
Braai Buddy: Wandile (Wandie) Baduza. Chef from Katlehong, East Rand.

-Collegues and friends-

The Brafia (Braai Mafia)

Corne' Bornman | Kagiso Mpinda

The Brafia (Braai Mafia)

Corne' Bornman | Kagiso Mpinda

Braai Master: Corne' (Borries) Bornman. Family guest house owner / manager, mushroom grower, braai & BBQ Event catering from Brackenhurst, Alberton.
Braai Buddy: Kagiso (Mr. K) Mpinda. Guest house manager from Brackenhurst, Alberton.

-Colleagues and friends-

CONTACT US

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