Review: The race against time

02 October 2017
The duos had 45 minutes to prepare two side dishes.
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The pressure got turned up a notch in the kitchen this week, as the Top 3 duos had three major hurdles to conquer.

No immunity

Firstly, duos, Nosizwe & Ali, Nozipho & Flo and Nandi & Natasha were not cooking for Immunity this week. Instead, they had to prepare a sweet, plus a savoury side dish, present it to Chefs Lentswe and Lucia for judging and further cook the same dishes for an even “tougher” crowd, the KFC representatives at its headquarters!


Next, the duos only had 45 minutes to cook both dishes! This left our duos in a bit of a shock, when host Bonang Matheba delivered the news during the Challenge Briefing. “In 45 minutes?” asked a shocked Nozipho, looking at an equally shocked Nosizwe. Nevertheless, the duos prepared their dishes within the stipulated timeframe.

The votes are in

Lastly, the duos had to ensure their dishes impressed the KFC representatives well enough for them to give them a vote to move on to the finale this week. They presented their dishes at the KFC headquarters and after tasting, the KFC representatives voted using a secret ballot.

Voted out

The votes were counted and unfortunately, duo Nozipho & Flo didn’t get enough votes. It was a sad goodbye from the two, as they handed in their aprons and headed home, leaving duos Nosizwe & Ali and Nandi & Natasha in the Top 2! They will go head to head in the finale this week.

Tune in this Friday to see which duo walks away with the cool R1 million grand prize.


Watch KFC Taste Kitchen every Friday at 19:00 on Mzansi Magic (DStv Channel 161).