The highly anticipated fourth season of MasterChef South Africa is ready to premiere in February with an all-new judging panel. Get ready to meet the culinary masters – Zola Nene, Gregory Czarnecki and Justine Drake.
MasterChef SA presents: Zola Nene
Zola Nene has become a bit of a household name over the last few years as she has especially grown her media presence.
She is a celebrated chef, food stylist, and award-winning author who first started her professional food journey in 2007 when she enrolled at the Institue of Culinary Arts in Stellenbosch. Since then, she has written two cookbooks – 2017’s Simply Delicious and 2018’s Simply Zola.
The all-around superstar has the perfect personality for TV and will be a great asset to the MasterChef judging panel.
French-born Gregory Czarnecki got most of his love for food from his parents and was destined to end up in the industry.
Gregory is the head chef of The Restaurant at Waterkloof and even won the 2016 Chef of the Year award from Eat Out. The creative and intelligent chef has also acted as a mentor for the prestigious S. Pellegrino Young Chef competition in Africa and the Middle East.
Food editor, Justine Drake, is the last member of the new MasterChef judge panel and is a bit of a legend in the SA culinary world.
She is the launch editor of the award-winning Fresh Living magazine and has worked in the media industry for food since 1988. Justine is also the author of five cookbooks and even hosted her own show during the pandemic – Just Cook at Home SA with Justine Drake on YouTube.
ICYMI: Meet #MasterChefSA’s all-new judging panel – chefs Zola Nene and Gregory Czarnecki and food editor Justine Drake. The 4th season returns on our tellies on Monday, 28 February on @MNet (channel 101) at 18:00 CAT.https://t.co/VqCHnIGng2 pic.twitter.com/Mj5YdTICTy— Gab Communications Africa (@GabCommsAfrica) January 12, 2022
“We’re very excited to have one of our most-loved shows – and toughest of reality competitions – returning to our screen after some time away. We have always had a rich crop of home chefs to choose from, but the pandemic has certainly created more, and this is the perfect time for MasterChef South Africa to make a comeback,” says Yolisa Phahle, CEO of General Entertainment and Connected Video for MultiChoice.
Catch MasterChef South Africa season 4 on Monday 28 February 2022 at 18:00 on M-net.