The final Episode
saw Deena emerge as the country’s very first MasterChef. We searched our archives for some of his more memorable quotes…
“Due to my ignorance to wine pairing, I just have to rely on sheer luck!” - Episode 11.
“When you’re in a situation like today, facing adversity, there will be someone there to guide you. Someone guided me today.” - Episode 12.
“I go over to the sugar cane machine and I realise that Khaya is one strong lady!” - Episode 13.
“My dream is working out so far and I am pleased with myself. Absolutely pleased.” - Episode 13.
“I see my soul being drawn into this black hole.” - Episode 15.
“Michel Roux Jr! My hero!” - Episode 16.
“I know chocolate is a winner! " - Episode 17.
“It has taken me 45 years and I have finally received a podium to express something that I love the most – food! I couldn’t have asked for anything more!” - Episode 18.
“Chef Andrew gave me his headmaster look, but I could see a glint in his eyes after he tasted my butter chicken. Chef Benny smiled, so I knew you were pleased. But Chef Pete… you scared me!”- Episode 19.
Watch Deena scoop the title once more:
“I can’t describe the feeling. I am taken out of this world. I am South Africa’s first MasterChef and that makes me so proud. We have a beautiful, beautiful country and through my love for cooking I’ve learnt to love this country. We are a rainbow nation. We have so much to be proud of! I love South Africa and that is why I am South Africa’s first MasterChef!” - Episode 19.
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