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Being a MasterChef judge Was on Katlego Mlambo’s Bucket List

MasterChef South Africa S5’s new third judge, Katlego Mlambo, says being on the show was on his bucket list.

According to a report by IOL, Mlambo was born in Eldorado Park. The culinary artist received his training at Cape Town’s esteemed Silwood School of Cookery. He was recently announced as the new third judge for the fifth season of “MasterChef South Africa” on SABC 3. He will be joining Zola Nene and Justine Drake on the judging panel.

Mlambo told the publication that his passion for cooking was inspired by his grandmother, mother, and two aunts. He said,

“My grandmother would whip up amazing dishes on Sundays, and I was absolutely enthralled by how basic ingredients could turn into the tastiest banana bread and scones. So, I became this little sous chef in our home kitchen.”

He continued, “It’s amazing to know that I will be part of a show that’s a global phenomenon. It’s proof that if you believe in something, see it, and taste it, it can become a reality. Being a ‘MasterChef’ judge was on my bucket list.”

Sharing his love for South African cuisine in a 2022 interview, he said, “What I love about that is that South African cuisine cannot be boxed. We have so many influences and cultures – from the Cape Malay, the Tsongas, Sothos, to the Afrikaans, Zulus, and Indians.”

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