Chef David Higgs joins J’Something as judge on M-Net’s My Kitchen Rules SA.


Charismatic chef David Higgs joins J’Something as judge on M-Net’s My Kitchen Rules SA.

Renowned restaurateur and award-winning South African chef David Higgs, will be judging dishes alongside celebrity chef and musician J’Something on M-Net’s sizzling new cooking reality show My Kitchen Rules SA

The straight-talking, no-nonsense Higgs has been in the culinary world for more than two decades and is no stranger to television, having appeared as a guest chef on more than one season of M-Net’s MasterChef South Africa. Chef Higgs has previously won Restaurant of the Year as well as Chef of the Year accolades, and currently owns Marble restaurant in Rosebank’s Art Mile in Johannesburg.

On being a judge on M-Net’s My Kitchen Rules, Higgs revealed that it is all very exciting.

“I love the format of the show and the fact that it offers the viewer more than just cooking. I think the sense of drama and the emotions from the teams will give the viewers lots to be entertained by. Although, I’m not big into drama myself, so that will be interesting,” Higgs said.  

My Kitchen Rules SA, which will broadcast on M-Net later this year, promises to serve up all kinds of drama and delectable dishes in some serious pressure-cooker settings around South Africa.

But what will one of South Africa’s most highly esteemed chefs be looking for from those who enter the show?

This competition is about team work for me. When one team member is down, it’s up to the other one to pick up the pieces and vice versa – that is essentially what a kitchen is all about. And, obviously, they need to be able to put good plates of food together – consistently. It’s going to be fun to watch – so, fasten your seatbelts,” said Higgs.