There’s no escaping the Foodie Zone at Rand Show 2020.

From Baristas to bakers, from craft drinks to cooking competitions, the flavours and aromas will surprise and delight. Come and discover delicious farm-to-table meal prep at the Organic Farmers’ Market or excite your taste buds whilst watching Jacaranda Clash of Kitchens where teams of two bring their foodie flair to life, battling it out for their share of R150 000 in cash and prizes.


A reality cooking competition offering R150 000 in cash and prizes. Rand Show 2020 invites all amateur cooks, foodies, chefs and masterchef wannabes to get involved and discover and share their passion for food.

How does it work?

Two people per team

125 teams will compete in live cooking rounds and teams are eliminated over the six days.

Teams will be tested as they receive a mystery basket filled with ingredients we have chosen for them. They only have 30 minutes to cook, but as the rounds get harder extra time will be added.

Celebrity judges and Chefs provided by SA Chefs Association will decide who walks away with the prize and the new title of Jacaranda Clash of Kitchens champion.


Teams will be judged on creativity, taste and presentation. Mentor judges will be on hand to provide guidance and feedback until we get to the final 32 teams, after which no further assistance will be given.

To enter, you will need to submit the following:

  • Team name
  • Description of your signature dish
  • The recipe of your signature dish – to be included in our online recipe book
  • A photo of your signature dish
  • A team photo with your dish
  • 125 words on why you should be selected to compete for your portion of R150 000

Sharpen your knives and your senses and come show us your skills