Take eight young, ambitious chefs hungry for their big break and set them up in a villa where they will duke it out to land an apprenticeship with the master chef Bertus Basson — and just let the cameras roll around the clock. This the world of popular cooking competition Sjefhuis, now in its third season on VIA (DStv channel 147).

The show combines all the thrills of cooking-competition formats with the voyeurism of fly-on-the-wall observational reality TV.

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Meet the contestants


BLOM (22)

Chef Diploma, Legend Hospitality School
Kitchen experience: 4 years
Lives: Sea Point, Western Cape

Blom is a quiet presence in the competition but don’t let that fool you – even her housemates refer to her as “a silent killer”…


DAWID (23)

Diploma, Chefs’ Training & Innovation Academy (CTIA)
Kitchen experience: 4 years
Lives: Loevenstein, Western Cape

Dawid may seem quiet and withdrawn, but he is a passionate and focused chef with a cool head when things heat up in the kitchen.


DREA (23)

Chef Diploma, Institute of Culinary Arts (ICA)
Kitchen experience: 3 years
Lives: Strand, Western Cape

Drea tackles every challenge with confidence. She’s quick to take the lead in the kitchen and keeps the other contestants on their toes.


EBIE (23)

Chef Diploma, Silwood School of Cookery
Kitchen experience: 4 years
Lives: Mitchells Plain, Western Cape

As a creative and supportive chef, Ebie is an asset in team challenges and a formidable opponent in individual cooking challenges.


JOSH (23)

Chef Diploma, The Hurst Campus
Kitchen experience: 4 years
Lives: Welkom, Free State

Josh is a team player and motivates his teammates in the kitchen, but he does have a strategy that the other contestants should keep an eye out for.



Chef Diploma, The Private Hotel School
Kitchen experience: 3 years
Lives: Tulbagh, Western Cape

People are drawn to Marius’s supportive personality but in the kitchen he’s formidable – a chef to be reckoned with!



Diploma, Warwick’s Chef School
Kitchen experience: 4 years
Lives: Cape Town, Western Cape

Creativity, precision and high standards are qualities that make Natalie a great chef, but it is her insight into human nature that makes her an outstanding contestant.



Chef Diploma, Capsicum Culinary Studio
Kitchen experience: 2 years
Lives: Randburg, Gauteng

As the youngest contestant in the competition, Tyrese has the most to prove, but dynamite comes in small packages, so the housemates had better not underestimate her!

Watch Sjefhuis S3 Thursdays at 20:00 on VIA (DStv channel 147).

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