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Food Network producing SA version of hit reality show

2013-11-26 14:35
Cape Town – The Food Network (DStv 175) is producing a local version of its international reality food hit Chopped

Chopped South Africa will start on the Food Network during the second quarter of 2014.

There will be 10 episodes  in the first season of Chopped South Africa with presenter Denvor Phokaners. 

Judges include fellow Food Network personalities Jenny Morris and Siba Mtongana who both have their own shows on the food channel.

Other judges include David van Staden, Lindsay Venn, Rebecca Hurst and Reuben Riffel.

In the reality show, four chefs are tasked to try and make a three-course meal out of everyday ingredients.

After every course a contestant gets "chopped", until the last person standing wins R40 000.

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The first season of Chopped South Africa follows the growing slate of local South African productions on the Food Network such as Jenny Morris Cooks Morocco, Siba's Table and Reza's African Kitchen.

Chopped South Africa is produced by Food Network in response to the growing and passionate foodie scene which has seen other broadcasters finding continued success with shows such as MasterChef South Africa on M-Net, and Come Dine with Me South Africa on BBC Entertainment.

Chopped South Africa is produced by Snelco Prod. with Sue Nell as executive producer, in association with Ukhamba Communications. Eugene Naidoo is the director of Chopped South Africa.

"Chopped is the most highly rated and popular series on Food Network in South Africa and this new local commission will give more than 40 home grown chefs the chance to compete for victory in South Africa's very own Chopped kitchen," says Nick Thorogood, the senior vice president for content and marketing at Scripps for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.

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