‘Top Chef SA’ 2016: Meet season 1’s guest judges


Top Chef South Africa, which airs on SABC 3 every Tuesday evening, will see some of the country’s hottest names in the foodie fraternity as well as celebs with a penchant for food take up the role of guest judge in the latest reality cooking series.

Each week at least one guest judge will join the resident judges; Neill Anthony, Lesego Semenya and Lorna Maseko at the Judges Table as they deliberate who gets the chop. They will judge upcoming Elimination Challenges, from high tea platters to a feast without using electricity.

Some of the big names from the country’s cooking community that will feature as guest judges on Top Chef SA include; chef and restaurateur and from Coobs in Parkhurst James Diack, celebrity chef and caterer Vicky Crease, food-writer and food-travel show host Kamini Pather, Cape Town’s hippest baker and food blogger Andy Fenner, Mela’s celebrity chef and author Yudhika Sujanani, food writer and restaurateur Jason Lilley and one of South Africa’s most celebrated chefs and owner of The Test Kitchen in Cape Town, Luke Dale-Roberts.

Among the a-list celebs that will have a turn to feature as a Top Chef South Africa guest judge are; seasoned actress, singer, chef and entrepreneur Lucia Mthiyane, comedian and SABC 3 Sober Companion’s actor Trevor Gumbi, Top Billing presenters Jonathan Boyton-Lee and Roxy Burger, comedian Deep Fried Man, model and well know celebrity Lee-Ann Liebenberg and TV presenter Luthando Shosha.

Here’s who you can watch when:

Episode 4 –TX 02 August – Trevor Gumbi
Episode 5 –TX 09 August – Jonathan Boyton-Lee
Episode 6 –TX 16 August – Deep Fried Man
Episode 7 –TX 23 August – James Diack, Luthando Shosha and Lee-Ann Liebenberg
Episode 8 –TX 30 August – Vicky Crease
Episode 9 –TX 06 September – Roxy Burger
Episode 10 –TX 13 September – Kamini Pather
Episode 11 –TX 20 September – Andy Fenner and Jason Lilley
Episode 12 –TX 27 September – Yudhika Sujanani
Episode 13 –TX 04 October – Luke Dale-Roberts

Catch all the celebs and foodies in action on Top Chef SA on SABC 3 every Tuesday at 8pm.