We've received all your mails and messages!
We miss you too!

We would love to go ahead with TBB 2021, but your safety is important to us. Until the Covid-19 situation gets better, we will keep the competition on hold.

As soon as things lift, we're going to get cooking!

2020 Winners

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Lumi Marima

Taste Bud Battle Pre-Primary Chef of the Year 2020

Age: 4

City: Johannesburg

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Matthew Scholtz

Taste Bud Battle Junior Primary Chef of the Year 2020

Age: 10

City: Durban

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Carleigh Palmer

Taste Bud Battle Senior Primary Chef of the Year 2020

Age: 13

City: Johannesburg

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Jenna van der Poll

Taste Bud Battle College/High School Primary Chef of the Year 2020


City: Cape Town


Welcome to
Taste Bud Battle

Taste Bud Battle is a cooking/baking competition for young, aspiring chefs and bakers. Its a unique experience, filled with fun, learning and a chance to become a culinary superstar! Different age categories apply, lots of prizes to be won!

Why should you enter?

Why enter

It is an unbelievable experience for kids (and parents).

Offers kids (and parents) education, information, inspiration and entertainment in the food space.

Unites families and builds communities through the #getbehindyourtastebuddy campaign

Offers the chance to meet new, like-minded foodie friends.

Has brilliant prizes for the winners.

Offers extended cooking opportunities and experiences with industry leaders.

Offers you a chance to win money for your school.

How to enter

Step 1

Conceptualise your recipe according to theme - Fruity Fun! Your dish can be sweet or savoury.

Step 2

Create your dish at home.

Step 3

Create a Taste Bud Battle profile. (For kids under 13, parents must create a profile on their behalf. Kids over 13 can create their own profile).

Step 4

Enter a participant (person taking part in the competition) on your profile. If you are over 13 you can enter yourself as the participant. If you are entering on behalf of your young child/children, you are able to add more than one participant (or children) to your profile.

Step 5

Upload your recipe, photos of your dish and an optional video of you making and presenting your dish.

Step 6

Get your friends and family to vote for your dish - this could earn you a Wild Card entry into the semi-finals. Wait for finalists to be announced.

The 2020 competition is now closed.

Look out for our announcement about the 2021 launch dates!

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