In the past years there has been an increase of cooking shows on the Television Medium. We have seen the likes of Jamie Olive, Nigella, Shiba and Lentswe showing off their skills in the kitchen. Taste for TV is a new component hosted by our very own South Africa Mover and shaker Lentswe Bhengu Executive Producer, Host and Head Chef of BET’s Africa on a Plate, Presenter: Kasi Kitchen (Soweto TV),Hosted Extreme Nutrition Theatre” at the Good Food and Wine Show, Ambassador: Chefs Who Share Young Chef Award and Presenter: The Great South African Bake-Off.
Taste for TV aims to develop young chefs whom would like to execute their professional in the television medium. This component aims to showcase the food element of lifestyle television in Africa, explore the rich tapestries of food in Africa and celebrate the talent of African Foodies in lifestyle television. In Addition, this component aims to explore opportunities for food in lifestyle television in Africa. A call-out will be made through KZN media for aspiring chefs who wish to be presenters on food shows. They will be required to submit a 5 minute video clip making their favourite African meal with the sponsor’s products. A shortlist will be announced and the aspiring food presenters invited to attend the three-day Taste of TV events. On the third day, the top 4 will battle it out in a cook-off. The main prize for the overall winner will be an opportunity to shadow Chef Lentswe on his Africa on a Plate show on BET. Day 1 and Day 2 will be comprised of panel discussions with four celebrity food presenters from South Africa, Mozambique, Nigeria and Tanzania; producers and broadcasters of food shows. Cook-Offs will take place between Presenter Chefs after each panel discussion on Day 1 and Day 2. This will be an opportunity for contenders to learn food presenting styles and basics.