Locals will have the opportunity to cook alongside legendary Australian MasterChef runner-up of 2017, Ben Ungermann as he returns to tour South Africa to give his exclusive masterclasses.

Ungermann says he is looking forward to visiting South Africa again.

“I am delighted that I will now get to visit Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth. I can’t wait to try out more fantastic culinary establishments. I also can’t wait to meet new faces and present a new series of masterclasses.”

Ungermann was a runner-up in Australian MasterChef 2017, where he discovered his love and talent for desserts. Named the ‘Ice Cream King’ by his fans, Ungermann and his brother Danny started up the Ungermann Brothers retro ice cream parlor in Ipswich, Australia.


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BIG ANNOUNCEMENT SOUTH AFRICA ?? I am returning to South Africa (and yes Cape town this time I am coming to see you) in collaboration with the Capsicum Culinary School @capsicumcooking ? in partnership with KENWOOD SA ! So if you ever wanted to learn how to cook like a Masterchef, now is your chance. Classes will run from 11th March till 27th March in the Pretoria, Rosebank, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town & Durban campuses. Check out the schedule: capsicumcooking.com/ben_masterclass Spend some time in the kitchen & take home your own apron as a memento of the day, along with the chance for photos and signatures with me. Link to book in bio! See you in the kitchen soon! ? B.U. #BenMasterclassSA #CapsicumCooking #KenwoodSA #bentakesSA #benjiontour #benungermann #southafrica #southafricancuisine

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The two-hour masterclasses will be held at Capsicum Culinary Studio campuses in Cape Town, Pretoria, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, and Durban in March.

Three different classes will be presented by Ungermann, the “Whole Chicken” masterclass where attendees will learn how to take apart and use every part of the chicken, a fish masterclass which covers how to fillet and cook fish to perfection each time and with a dessert masterclass which will feature Ungermann’s signature dishes, including his unique ice cream recipe.

Ungermann has travelled the world sharing his trade secrets and tips on how to create delicious dishes, from Japan to England. Working alongside some of the world’s best chefs such as Yotam Ottolenghi and Clare Smyth, Ungermann has established a name for himself in the industry.

His food style can be described as rustic with a hint of sophistication and lots of unique flavour combinations.

Capsicum Managing Director Renee Hill said that tickets sold out at his previous classes in the country.

“We are thrilled to welcome back Ben this year. We were sold out in Pretoria last year and have had numerous requests to bring him back on a nationwide culinary tour. We are delighted that Ben will be giving masterclasses at our schools.”

Tickets for the class cost R950 per person and can be purchased here.

Masterclass event dates:  

Cape Town

Date: March 18, 19, 20, and 21 2019

Venue: 263 Victoria Rd, 6th Floor, Rex Trueform Office Park, Salt River, Cape Town


Date: Marc 12, 13 2019

Venue: 3 Keyes Ave, Rosebank, Johannesburg


Date: March 11 2019

Venue: 34 Aramist Ave, Waterkloof Glen, Pretoria


Date: March 25, 26, 27 2019

Venue: 300, Granada Square, 16 Chartwell Dr, Umhlanga Rocks, Durban

Port Elizabeth 

Date: March 15 2019

Venue 67 Newton St, Port Elizabeth


Picture: Instagram, Ben Ungermann

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