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Ultimate Braai Master Team Announcement

Justin Bonello and Malcom Mycroft announced the final fifteen Ultimate Braai Master Teams on the SABC 3 Expresso Show.

Once the audition process was completed it was time to announce the teams vying for the title of South Africa and the world’s first Ultimate Braai Master.

The GM of Marketing at Pick ‘n Pay (headline sponsors) Malcom Mycroft and the shows host Justin Bonello made the announcement on the Expresso Show.

When the opportunity to get involved came to Pick ‘n Pay, Malcom said it was a “no brainer”.

In South Africa the “culture is about the braai” and the Ultimate Braai Master is about “being South African.”

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ultimate-braai-master-rust-n-dust-greg-giloweyGregarious Greg Gilowey of Rust n Dust, cracks Justin Bonello up at the Ultimate Braai Master Sun City auditions.

When asked about the audition experience, Justin Bonello spoke about an incredible insight he had garnered from the auditions.

He said, “If you have a braai master in your group of friends, that person is naturally gregarious, outgoing etcetera and to throw 200 of those people together for a day on the audition round was incredible.”

“The most amazing thing was what South Africa was doing on the braai.”

“There were things that I’ve never seen before in my entire life before.”

“People were building their own braais out of bicycles, windscreen wiper motors.”

Ultimate-Braai-Master-CT-Auditions-car-batteryWhat looks like a car battery at the Cape Town auditions

Ultimate-Braai-Master-CT-Auditions-rotisserieRigging up the rotisserie

There are a number of women putting their hands up for the title of Ultimate Braai Master, with 11 in the final 30 of which 5 are Braai Masters and two ladies only teams.

Justin said, “the perception (is) that only men braai, women do it just as well.”

He went to say that he would like to see a female team in the top 3, if not take the title.

ultimate-braai-master-which-way-braai-chicksJustin Bonello would love to see a ladies team lift the title. Could the ‘Which Way Braai Chicks’ from Cape Town fit the bill?

ultimate-braai-master-auditions-gal-powerThe Pick ‘n Pay Wild Card Team, ‘Gal Power’, Sindi Manthata (Braai Master) and Lethu Ncengwa (Braai Buddy) from Gauteng are another female double act who could win Ultimate Braai Master.

The final fifteen who will be gracing South African television screens as they make their epic journey to become the Ultimate Braai Master are:


Chi Town Braaisters

Coal Shoulder

Cooking Soul

Fat Cow

Gal Power

The Green Feet Team

Green Okes

Hout Cuisine

Popeye and Olive

Rust n Dust


Which Way Braai Chicks

Who Dares Wins

Check out:

Ultimate Braai Master – How the competition works

All the Ultimate Braai Master Teams

The Ultimate Braai Master Judges

The Prize! What are they competing for?

Vote for your favourite in the GGS Ultimate Braai Master Winner Poll

Braai Recipes

Braai Tips

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Ultimate Braai Master begins September 13th on SABC 3

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