After 13 weeks of tough challenges and elimination rounds, Salty Flames have won the 5th season of e.tv’s Ultimate Braai Master.
The couple – Nick Perfect and Chanel Marais – beat nine other teams in South Africa’s toughest cooking show and picked up R2 million worth of prizes. The couple had no experience whatsoever when it comes to braaiing and competed with a pool of people which consisted almost entirely of professional chefs and butchers.
The couple were on fire, with the judges thoroughly impressed with the growth Salty Flames showed between the first round and the finale. Fellow finalists Team Muttonheads and Pretty Griddy each won R35 000 worth of Game vouchers.
Nick and Chanel are excited to have won the title of the Ultimate Braai Master and are looking at starting a Custom Mobile Kitchen in Cape Town as a way of launching themselves in the food and hospitality industry. “It hasn’t sunk in fully that we have won the title. I think it makes it all real when someone on the street shouts out ‘Hey, Ultimate Braai Master’. It’s very humbling” says Chanel. The couple also promised South Africa that they won’t waste the hard-won title or the opportunity.About Ultimate Braai Master
Ultimate Braai Master enters yet another year with this multiple award winning show. Another gruelling 7000 kilometres across the length and breadth of South Africa. This year, only 10 teams from all walks of life were handpicked from a pool of hundreds, were interviewed and auditioned face to face by our executive team and the Braai Master himself, Justin Bonello. Contestants with varied food skill sets competed against each other, all in order to win, the title of this year’s Ultimate Braai Master, R200 000 worth of vouchers from Game stores, a brand new Suzuki Grand Vitara valued at R400 000,and a further R400 000 in cash amongst other prizes. Created by Cooked in Africa Films this original home grown format is not only attracting audiences of around 2 million people a week and through Cooked in Africa’s international distributors, Ultimate Braai Master is now being transported to over 100 Million homes across the globe.