V&A’s Makers Landing sets the table for a Masterchef SA feast


DURING November 2021, Makers Landing set aside part of its triple volume events space to become a film set for MasterChef South Africa, and all the action in the show’s 20 episodes takes place against the stunning backdrop of Cape Town’s commercial harbour and the Cape Town Cruise Terminal.  Unlike the previous shows, current fans will not be limited to watching the contest only on television. During the show’s five-week run fans can now interact with judges and contestants every weekend at Makers Landing.

At 11am on Saturdays, from 5 March until 26 March, visitors to Makers Landing can meet the judges in person as they watch them whip up their favourite culinary masterpiece in public food demos. The following day, Sunday, visitors can meet those contestants who were eliminated from the previous week’s episode. They can hear more about each contestant’s personal food journey and can get insider hints and tips that they have gleaned from being in the MasterChef kitchen.

Alex Kabalin, the V&A Waterfront’s executive for retail says, “Makers Landing was the ideal location for the world’s premier food show. We have plentiful space, we have breathtakingly beautiful vistas and, most importantly, Makers Landing epitomises the show’s food philosophy. Internationally, the MasterChef format is based on transforming home chefs with a food dream into master chefs, which is precisely what Makers Landing aims to achieve.”

  • Saturday 5 March, 11am:  Food demo with judge Grègory Czarnecki
  • Sunday 6 March: Contestants voted out on Thursday 3 March
  • Saturday 12 March, 11am: Food demo with judge Justine Drake
  • Sunday 13 March: Contestants voted out on Thursday 10 March
  • Saturday 19 March, 11am: Food demo with judge Zola Nene
  • Sunday 20 March: Contestants voted out on Thursday, 17 March
  • Saturday 26 March: Food demo with guest judge Bertus Basson
  • Sunday 27 March: Contestants voted out on Thursday, 24 March


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