Lorna Maseko Hosts Culinary Reality Show, Top Chef SA

Lorna Maseko Hosts Culinary Reality Show, Top Chef SA

Lorna Maseko Hosts Culinary Reality Show, Top Chef SA


An exciting TV show is about to keep us glued to our screens as of tomorrow……

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. The launch event brought together foodies and celebs at the Top Chef Studio in Randburg.

Lorna Maseko, Chef Neill Anthony and @LesDaChef to Grace Our Screens on Culinary Reality Show, Top Chef SA.  In each episode, one or more contestants are sent home by the judges.


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 ingredient for a Top Chef judge.



Lorna Maseko will host the new series. Urban Brew CEO, Trish Taylor says, “This dynamic presenter of Top Billing fame was absolutely the obvious choice to present the show. Her love for food, her refined palate, and her effortless elegance made her a perfect fit for Top Chef SA.”

Aisha Mohamed, Head of Bouquet at SABC 3 says “Top Chef South Africa is a first to market brand new offering to compliment SABC 3’s revised prime time schedule. The show provides a fast-paced and very real look inside a professional kitchen and what it takes to be a ‘Top Chef’ which is a strong compliment to the high production value of the show.”



Urban Brew Studios owns the Top Chef format rights in South Africa, having acquired them from NBCUniversal International.  The Emmy award-winning series first aired on Bravo in the US in 2006 and now spans across numerous territories.

So proud of these guys and surely we can expect nothing but fireworks!  Make a date on Tuesday (tomorrow) at 8pm on SABC 3.

Follow the show on Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag: #SABC3TopChefSA
Instagram : TopChefSA
Twitter: @TopChefSA

Author Info


Thuli Gogela is a Food Technologist with 8 years of experience developing products in food manufacturing. She is dedicated to discovering wholesome traditional dishes and recipes with a distinctive taste from different parts of the African continent. Thuli is well known for her food blog, Mzansi Style Cuisine which was established in 2010. She saw a gap in the traditional food market that people were hungry for. From there, it didn’t take long to build her brand. In 2013, she started writing a recipe column for the Cape Times for and has collaborated with some of the biggest brands in South Africa namely, Knorr, Nedeburg Wines, First Choice and Spekko rice. Not only does Thuli feature traditional African dishes, she’s also open to developing recipes, food consultations and brand collaborations.

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