FOURWAYS – Tsogo Sun Group and M-Net have teamed up again for the second season of MasterChef SA, following the massively successful first season that aired early in 2012 and saw Deena Naidoo win first prize of the right of use of a Montecasino restaurant for two years.

Naidoo’s restaurant – Aarya – opened in early November 2012 in the SunSquare hotel on the Montecasino Piazza.

It is proving to be a huge hit with MasterChef fans as well as Gauteng’s foodies, consistently exceeding booking expectations.

“Tsogo Sun is proud to once again be an official sponsor and the accommodation partner of MasterChef SA,” said Rob Collins, Tsogo Sun Chief Marketing Officer.

“This new season promises even more top quality entertainment than the first one.”

Tsogo Sun Celebrity Chef, Benny Masekwameng, will also once again make an appearance in the living rooms of South Africans around the country as one of the three MasterChef judges.

“Chefs are the lifeblood of our hotels and we’re extremely proud to have a chef of Benny’s calibre representing us on MasterChef,” said Graham Wood, Managing Director of Tsogo Sun – hotels.

“He is a homegrown South African celebrity chef who hails from Alexandra township, where he was inspired to join the culinary world by his mother.

“Benny’s mother was a cleaner at a local fast food outlet and ran a catering business in her spare time, supplying meals to local construction workers.

“From those humble beginnings, he has forged an exceptionally successful career and will no doubt inspire both participants in the MasterChef programme as well as millions of viewers.”

MasterChef SA Season Two will air on M-Net channel 101, during prime time on a Tuesday and Wednesday, from the 11 June to 11 September 2013.

Source: eNCA