Auditions for Disney Cookabout

Disney Africa announced that Season 3 of Disney Cookabout will return to Disney Channel (DStv, Channel 303) for another delicious season.

The SAFTA award-winning series to hold open auditions for the very first time.

Premiering later in the year, the series receives a new filming location as well as open casting call auditions.

The series is a fun, interactive cooking show where young contestants – known as cooktestants – go on extraordinary food adventures learning where our food comes from, before battling it out in the kitchen using the ingredient of the day. Previously filmed on location in and around the Western Cape, the series moves to Gauteng where Disney Africa and production house Penguin Films will hold, for the first time, auditions for a new set of cooktestants from the province.

There is an open casting call for kids aged 10 – 13 to enter, with entries closing on Sunday, 20 January 2019 at 10pm. Parents who think their children have what it takes to be in the series are urged to assist their children record a short video clip sharing a little bit about themselves and what would make them the perfect choice for the show. The video should be in mp4 format, be no more than 250MB in size and 1 (one) minute in duration. The casting is only open to Gauteng residents as the auditions and filming will take place in the province early next year. More information of the process and for FAQs, kindly visit

Auditions with shortlisted candidates will kick off soon after where eight lucky kids, who share an enthusiasm for food and cooking, will make the final cut.

Presenters Kirsten Mohamed and Mthunzi Ntoyi return as the hosts who, together with the cooktestants, will uncover new culinary delights over 18 episodes. At the end of the competition, two winners will be crowned and each of them will take home the coveted trophy as well as a grand prize of R50 000 to be donated towards a project at their school.

“Disney Cookabout seeks to inspire and empower kids and their families to make healthy choices and learn about food sourcing and production in an exciting and educational way,” says Christine Service, Senior Vice President and Country Manager of The Walt Disney Company Africa. “We are thrilled to be bringing a new season to South African audiences and give kids across Gauteng the chance to be part of the culinary fun and adventure.”

Be sure to get to the auditions soon, you have until Sunday 20 January.

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20 thoughts on “Auditions for Disney Cookabout

  1. I would really love to join but i cant afford to reach westcape due to lack of transport.we are poor but my heart is rich in Disney.

  2. The Cooktestant website does not seem to be working as I have been unable to load my daughters audition video for the past couple of days. There also does not seem to be any contact details provided for any queries or help. Not a happy Mom.

    1. Sorry to hear that Carla. I’d suggest messaging Disney Africa on their Instagram page. Let me know if you come right x

    2. I was just as disappointed as you Carla. I was loading my daughter’s auditioning video for hours on end but nothing was happening. After a while it just said too many uploads. Really not a happy mom 😔😌😌

    1. Hi Keitumetse, Unfortunately I don’t know the location of the auditions.

  3. Why was auditions only for Gauteng residents. Really unfair as children across South Africa are watching the show.
    Auditions should have been nationwide!!!

    1. Hi Tasha,

      The show moves around the country so hopefully the next round of auditions will be near you. Where are you based? 🙂

    1. Hey Jabulile,

      Currently no auditions are being held. Keep your eyes on Disney Africa’s Facebook for further announcements.

  4. Hi I would love to be on Disney cookabout as am very skilled in baking and cooking

    1. Hi Bongiwe,

      I’m sure you’d be great. Like Disney Africa Facebook page for more info.

  5. Hi I hope there will be Disney Cookabout here in North West .Please come to North West 🙂 🙂

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