Cape Town Ultimate Braai Master S3 Auditions

cape town, ultimate braai master, auditions, season 3, justin bonello, peter Gird, cooked in Africa, braai, barbeque, reality show, tv show, etv, coming to your screens, september 2014, tami magnin, rumtumtiggsWell Cape Town, I must say I am very disappointed. Maybe I incorrectly assumed that we had enough fans of Ultimate Braai Master for you to bring the GEES on Saturday. I thought that it went without saying that you should take advantage of watching the show, reading Justin’s books and making an effort to bring something really unique to the table so that we would be blown away and struggle to narrow it down to just one or two teams.

Cape Town Ultimate Braai Master S3 Auditions

cape town, ultimate braai master, auditions, season 3, justin bonello, peter Gird, cooked in Africa, braai, barbeque, reality show, tv show, etv, coming to your screens, september 2014, tami magnin, rumtumtiggsYes, other judging teams had a fantastic day and were blown away by what they saw but unfortunately that wasn’t the case for Michael Broughton,  James and I. It seemed like the formula embraced by most teams was mussels, fillet and fruit dessert. After the third team we had to judge it all started blurring into one big “meh”. Where was the passion? Where was the WOW factor?

cape town, ultimate braai master, auditions, season 3, justin bonello, peter Gird, cooked in Africa, braai, barbeque, reality show, tv show, etv, coming to your screens, september 2014, tami magnin, rumtumtiggsI know it’s hard and nerve-wracking. How can I criticize so harshly if I’ve never done it myself? You probably didn’t sleep the night before and you were ready to sign in at 6am that morning. By the time the judges came around after 12pm you were probably shattered. But if you watch Ultimate Braai Master you’ll know that once you’re actually on TV it is worse. There will be back to back challenges at times where you haven’t slept at all and you have to bring your A-game so that you earn the right to stay. You will have to make the best of a bad situation and create something outstanding so you don’t end up in the worst dish category.

cape town, ultimate braai master, auditions, season 3, justin bonello, peter Gird, cooked in Africa, braai, barbeque, reality show, tv show, etv, coming to your screens, september 2014, tami magnin, rumtumtiggs“It’s time for TOUGH!” not “It’s time for AVERAGE/PRETTY GOOD”. The standard gets higher every, single season.  Tubby and Elaine (winners of season 1) were blown away by what they saw but the teams we judged on Saturday didn’t get a mention. It were the teams who scored 6 out of 5 that got mentioned by both the “foodie judges” as well as the past contestants. We put forward two teams for the judges consideration and only one made it into the 16 selected at the judges by the end of the day.

cape town, ultimate braai master, auditions, season 3, justin bonello, peter Gird, cooked in Africa, braai, barbeque, reality show, tv show, etv, coming to your screens, september 2014, tami magnin, rumtumtiggsSo, all is not lost. There were teams that cooked their hearts out and I hope they make it through the “50 to 15 teams cull” that is happening right now. Every one of those 15 earned the right to be there and season 3 will be even more awesome than ever before.

cape town, ultimate braai master, auditions, season 3, justin bonello, peter Gird, cooked in Africa, braai, barbeque, reality show, tv show, etv, coming to your screens, september 2014, tami magnin, rumtumtiggsDisappointment in the Cape Town auditions aside, I cannot wait for Ultimate Braai Master to start on ETV on the 11th of September 2014! You will be hard pressed to find a better show that displays all the beauty of South Africa and gets your foot itching to hit the road to go find those hidden corners of our breathtaking country.

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One team braai’ed Ostrich penis which led to much hilarity on the day.

4 Comments

  1. Teniel Tonathy

    March 31, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    Good day.
    This is a brief message from the team Spirit of Africa, that would like to relay thanks to you and your trio of judges, as well as your constructive judging of our team on Saturday at the Braai Master Auditions. Our team made it through to the second round, which didnt go as well as it could have, but we are anxiously awaiting to here the news and results of round 2. We trust to come across you once again should our journey further in this competition. Kind regards, Murray Tonathy.

    1. rumtumtiggs

      April 1, 2014 at 11:05 am

      Hi Murray, thank you for leaving a comment. We appreciated the effort you and your partner went through to make your audition memorable and your “try and try again” attitude. That dedication to detail and perseverance will do well in Ultimate Braai Master and I wish you luck if you make it through to the next round :).

  2. Tandy | Lavender and Lime

    April 1, 2014 at 5:55 am

    So, did you taste the ostrich penis????

    1. rumtumtiggs

      April 1, 2014 at 11:01 am

      No but apparently it tastes like any other organ really (liver, kidneys etc). 😉

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