This is your chance to be on TV

A letter from Philip Nolte of Quizzical Pictures...

I trust that you are well.

I am from Quizzical Pictures, a film and television company. We have produced numerous shows, including Masterchef South Africa. (see for more info.)

We are currently busy with a cooking show called “Op die Spyskaart”, for a new Afrikaans channel (Via) on DSTV channel 147 launching on 9 November.

The show is about two junior or amateur chefs (they should at least be able to produce a fine dining or just a great dish); as well as experienced chefs in the industry looking to make it big; cooking off against each other for a famous chef/restaurateur. The prize for the winning dish is having their dish on the restaurant’s menu for a week to month. It might even be permanent! That all depends on the restaurateur.

If the restaurateur is very impressed he or she might ask the contestant to work in his restaurant; either for a short while or permanent.

The dishes they cook have to be in line with the restaurateur’s style and philosophy of the restaurant. For example, if the restaurant is Italian, the contestant need to prepare an Italian dish. We are also busy confirming the restaurateurs; but the dishes will have to be fine-dining. Some of the restaurateurs include Michel Morand from Bistro Michel and Johannes de Bruijn from the Winehouse.

The channel and show is Afrikaans; and we would prefer Afrikaans-speaking or bilingual contestants.

The shooting dates for this show will be 10-26 November 2015 in Johannesburg. The contestants will be required on set for shooting not more than one day.

The contestants can be any age, with or without formal training, just as long as they have a passion for cooking!

The entry form is below if you are interested in entering! It’s going to be a lot of fun!

Please email the entry form to me at

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,

Philip Nolte