David Higgs and J’Something. Picture: Supplied

The second season of the yummiest cooking show, 'My Kitchen Rules South Africa', is about to hit the small screen.

The show will see celebrity chef and musician J’Something and restaurateur extraordinaire David Higgs return as judges to contestants homes to critique the dishes.

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With much anticipation, the names of the five pairs of passionate home cooks have been revealed.

Here’s all you need to know about them before spotting them on the show.

Rox and Spoen

Rox and Spoen. Picture: Supplied

Rox and Spoen Green are sporty, fun-loving, farm girls from Winterton in KZN. Inspired by locally-sourced produce and the seasonal harvest table of Mother Nature, the sisters are all about nutritious, wholesome farm-style food, with a youthful twist.

They love each other’s company and often have a good laugh together. Spoen appreciates Rox’s zest for life, loyalty and honesty, while Rox knows that her younger sister has the focus and tenacity to pull off anything she sets her mind to.

Tarryn and Diego

Tarryn and Diego. Picture: Supplied

Married couple Tarryn and Diego Fernandez live in River Club, Johannesburg, where you’ll often find them experimenting with bold Argentinean-inspired flavours and cooking methods with a distinctive South African flair. 

Together, Tarryn and Diego form a formidable team who complement each other in surprising ways. She’s also the messy one in the kitchen, which can sometimes cause Diego to fuss – but they both have a low tolerance for poor attitudes and bad food.

Minnie and Tee

Minnie and Tee. Picture: Supplied

Sparkling and vivacious “millennials” Minenhle Ntuli and Nomthandazo Xaba, or “Minnie” and “Tee”, as everyone calls them, met at a TV show audition and immediately became BFFs. 

It’s easy to see why the two bubbly soul sisters gel in the kitchen and have great fun cooking together. 

Minnie and Tee confess that they love eating as much as they love cooking, especially if it’s the type of food you’ll find in a traditional African home. There’s one ingredient they can’t live without – Aromat!  

Jalal and Adrie

Jalal and Adrie. Picture: Supplied

It was love at first sight, more than 22 years ago, when Jalal and Adrie met. They have been cooking together every night in their family’s happy place, the kitchen.  

The doting mom and dad from Rietfontein, Pretoria describe their food style as “North meets South, fire and ice and sugar and spice”. They enjoy honest, authentic, rustic Mediterranean food and are intrigued by different cultures and languages. For them, food is a unique extra language that they speak with friends and family.

Kim and Pashi

Kim and Pashi. Picture: Supplied

Soon-to-be-engaged Kamisha Naidoo from Yellowwood Park and Pashi Reddy from Kloof, Durban, describe themselves as soul mates, dreamers, and risk-takers with adventurous palates. 

Their food is a fusion of ‘old meets new’ and ‘East combined with West’ – all spiced with exotic ingredients and a love for authentic street food and culture. 

This dynamic, glamorous duo hope to one day open their own signature restaurant venue filled with culture, theatre, passion, spice and punchy flavours.


Get ready to see Table One go head to head with each other in the first round of 'My Kitchen Rules' instant restaurants on 03 June.

Viewers can expect great food, dinner guests and even more drama than before.  


My Kitchen Rules starts on Sunday, June 3 at 6pm on M.Net, DStv channel 101.