There are three different Masterclasses to choose from in his countrywide tour. Ungermann will be visiting Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth and Pretoria…

Ben Ungermann – runner-up in MasterChef Australia 2017 – returns to South Africa in March for a nationwide series of three different Masterclasses. These follow his sell-out visit to Pretoria last year.

The two-hour Masterclasses will take place at Capsicum Culinary Studio campuses in Pretoria (March 11); Johannesburg (March 12 and 13), Port Elizabeth (March 15), Cape Town (March 18, 19, 20 and 21) and Durban (March 25, 26 and 27).

Ungermann will be presenting three classes: The Whole Chicken Masterclass (how to take apart and use every part of the chicken); The Fish Masterclass (how to fillet and cook fish perfectly every time) and The Dessert Masterclass (including some of Ben’s famous desserts including ice cream).

 

In 2017 Ungermann decided to pursue his dream of a life in food on MasterChef Australia

He finished as runner-up and discovered a love and talent for desserts. Dubbed the ‘Ice Cream King’ by his fans, Ben and his brother Danny opened up Ungermann Brothers retro ice cream parlour in Ipswich (near Brisbane, Australia) last year, which is run and operated by the Ungermann family.

Since MasterChef Australia Ungermann has been travelling the globe, from Japan to England and Indonesia, as well as to his homeland in the Netherlands, giving masterclasses.

He describes his food style as rustic with a hint of sophistication and some very diverse and unique flavour combinations. So far, he has been able to work with some of the best chefs internationally, from Yotam Ottolenghi and Clare Smyth to Heston Blumenthal.

Ungermann is delighted to be returning to South Africa

“It is such a beautiful country. I was lucky enough to go to Madikwe to experience a game safari. It blew my mind. I wasn’t able to eat at a lot of South African restaurants but I did go to Restaurant Mosaic to meet Chef Chantel Dartnall and the meal I had exceeded all expectations – one of the best I have ever eaten.

“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 my fans and present a new series of masterclasses.”

Says Capsicum MD Renee Hill: “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.”

Masterclasses

The cost per masterclass is R950 and that includes an apron to take home, as well as time afterwards for talks and photos with Ungermann. The Masterclasses are presented by Capsicum Culinary Studio in partnership with Kenwood South SA.

For more details call Keirisha at 086 111 2433 or email [email protected] or click here for the schedule.

 

The Ben Ungermann 2019 Masterclass schedule – presented by Capsicum Culinary Studio in partnership with Kenwood South SA – is as follows:

 

Date Venue Time Type of Class
11 March Pretoria: Capsicum Culinary Studio 14:00 – 16:00 Dessert Masterclass
18:00 – 20:00 The Whole Chicken Masterclass
12 March Rosebank: Capsicum Culinary Studio 14:00 – 16:00 Dessert Masterclass
18:00 – 20:00 The Whole Chicken Masterclass
13 March Rosebank: Capsicum Culinary Studio 14:00 – 16:00 Dessert Masterclass
18:00 – 20:00 Fish Masterclass
15 March Port Elizabeth: Capsicum Culinary Studio 14:00 – 16:00 Dessert Masterclass
18:00 – 20:00 Fish Masterclass
18 March Cape Town: Capsicum Culinary Studio 14:00 – 16:00 Dessert Masterclass
18:00 – 20:00 The Whole Chicken Masterclass
19 March Cape Town: Capsicum Culinary Studio 14:00 – 16:00 Fish Masterclass
18:00 – 20:00 The Whole Chicken Masterclass
20 March Cape Town: Capsicum Culinary Studio 14:00 – 16:00 The Whole Chicken Masterclass
18:00 – 20:00 Fish Masterclass
21 March Cape Town: Capsicum Culinary Studio 10:00 – 12:00 Dessert Masterclass
14:00 – 16:00 Fish Masterclass
25 March Durban: Capsicum Culinary Studio 14:00 – 16:00 Dessert Masterclass
18:00 – 20:00 Fish Masterclass
26 March Durban: Capsicum Culinary Studio 14:00 – 16:00 The Whole Chicken Masterclass
18:00 – 20:00 Fish Masterclass
27 March Durban: Capsicum Culinary Studio 14:00 – 16:00 Dessert Masterclass
18:00 – 20:00 The Whole Chicken Masterclass