MasterChef South Africa: judge profile
Andrew Atkinson is Executive Chef at Michaelangelo Hotel in Johannesburg.
He has represented South Africa internationally in various culinary competitions and has had the experience of cooking for dignitaries and other VIPs, like our famous ‘Madiba’ (Nelson Mandela), Queen Elizabeth, Prince Phillip, Prince Charles, former US President Bill Clinton, Thabo Mbeki, UB40, Sting and Whitney Houston!
While Andrew had his own company he enjoyed the opportunity to run large and prestigious outside catering functions, to name a few: the Presidential Inauguration; the Evelyn Mandela Funeral; the Adelaide Tambo Funeral for 17 500 people; and a number of sporting events, including the A1 GP for 3 years, International and local rugby and cricket matches and a variety of large corporates.
He captained the SA National Culinary Team and has represented South Africa at various international competitions.