Get ready, MasterChef Australia fans! 2017’s runner-up Ben Ungermann will be returning to Mzansi this year to give fans in Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth and Pretoria a chance to attend one of three two-hour masterclasses. His return comes after a sell-out tour last year.

In these exciting masterclasses, Ben will sharing his knowledge in three different fields: 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 (some of Ben’s famous desserts including ice cream).

As seen on the popular culinary reality show, Ben has a knack for all things dessert. 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 his homeland in the Netherlands, giving masterclasses – and he’s incredibly excited to return 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,” Ben tells us. “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.”

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. Tickets are now on sale here.

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