Is your family destined for cooking greatness?

 Host Zuraida Jardine with judges, Belgian master chef Coco Reinarhz and Chef Extraordinaire Martin Kobald and clover mascots

For the cooking show lover in all of us – whether you are  out and proud or it’s your dirty little secret – comes a great new South African cooking concept!!!

Starting in May this year and hosted by television and radio personality Zuraida Jardine the Clover Little Big Cook Off  is a chance for parents and children to put their skills to the test.

In this world-first cooking challenge, children and their parents will go up against other food-mad families on national television. These teams will out-cook and out-whisk each other over thirteen weeks of baking, frying and spatula-waving action in a bid to become the champions and win fantastic prizes, countrywide acclaim and see their recipes published in the Clover Little Big Cook Off Recipe Book.

Entries for a family team opened on 1 February 2014 and will close on the 10 April 2014.

Thereafter Clover will be holding closed auditions to select the 27 families who have the skills and talent to appear on the Clover Little Big Cook Off.

The first heat runs over nine episodes with the show kicking off at 17:00 on Saturdays during May 2014 on SABC3. Each episode sets three teams of two against one another as they fight to be the one chosen to appear in the finals. Then, in a build up to the finish, there will be 3 semifinals ending in one grand finale whereby the final three teams will vie for the chance to win the coveted prizes and be the best Little Big Cooking team in South Africa.

“We can’t wait to see what untapped talent will emerge from homes across the country,” says Sherian King, brand group manager for Dairy at Clover. “It is going to be hard to choose the 27 teams that will appear in round one as there are so many people who can do incredible things with food in this country. The show is a superb opportunity for South Africans to show us what they¹re made of in the kitchen.”

It’s time to pack your lucky cheese grater, prepare your team and enter the Clover Little Big Cook Off. Who knows, you could soon be jetting off on holiday and autographing recipe books.


The Clover Little Big Cook Off is looking for people to step up and enter a family team of two before 10 April 2014. All that’s needed is a purchase of any two Clover Dairy promotional products and to follow the instructions on the back of the packs. A family could win prizes valued up to R1, 000, 000 that include an overseas holiday for seven nights, a kitchen makeover worth R300, 000 and a chance to have their recipes published in the Clover Little Big Cook Off Recipe Book.

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