Knorr Taste Quest


Knorr Taste Quest is a Unilever Nigeria-sponsored TV reality show that started airing in 2013. The show was created to reinforce Knorr's culinary expertise and to bring to life the brand's love for flavor. It is designed for people to showcase their culinary skills, as well as bring to the homes of consumers an exciting and educational cooking show in Nigeria. During the show, the brand's panel of expert judges give various tasks to the contestants to test their culinary prowess and also their creativity.[1]

Knorr Taste Quest
GenreReality television
Created byUnilever Nigeria
Directed byGregory Odutayo
StarringDr Robert & Chef Fregz
Opening theme“Toss it” by Yemi Alade
Country of originNigeria
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes39 (list of episodes)
Running time60 minutes
Picture format480i (SDTV) (seasons 1–3)
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1
Original releaseNovember 2013 (2013-11) –

Two well-known Nigerian celebrity chefs, Dr Robert and Chef Fregz, have been the judges from the start of the show to Season 4. In the competition, the judges select the best 12 contestants to compete for 13 weeks, with one of them emerging as the winner and ultimately crowned as Nigeria's culinary best.


At the start of each season, there is a ‘call to entry’ into the competition and afterwards an audition process where qualified candidates are selected to enter into the final competition which can involve delivering different tasks as allocated by the judges. The grand finale usually involves 3 top contestants battling it out for the chance to emerge the winner.

The 5th season is broadcast on;

Saturday: NTA- 6-7PM, AIT-7-8PM Sunday: DSTV/African Magic Family- 7-8PM, gotv/ African Magic Family- 7-8PM

SEASONS First Winner Second Winner Third Winner
Knorr Taste Quest Season 1 Lalu Surdiham Patricia Allison Saratu Mamman
Knorr Taste Quest Season 2 Dixon Olakunbi Nwando Onuigbo Olabode Akinyoola
Knorr Taste Quest Season 3 Davies obiekea Dapo Lambo Onisaratu Olatunji
Knorr Taste Quest Season 4 Nahvi Ifode Emmanuel Ehimen Oluwaseun Akomolafe
Knorr Taste Quest Season 5 Gbolabo Adebakin Busuyi Komolafe Dasola Abaniwonda
Knorr Taste Quest Season 6 Coming Soon Coming Soon Coming Soon

Season 1Edit


Contestant Hometown Age Occupation Status
Lalu Surdiham Alimosho, Lagos 37 IT analyst Winner
Patricia Allison Apapa, Lagos 39 Housewife Duelist (2nd place)
Saratu Mamman Onicha, Ebonyi 20 Law student 3rd place
7th evicted
Precious Mangane Jos, Plateau 23 Art student 4th place


  1. ^ "Knorr Taste Quest Winner to Receive N5m, Car | Business Post Nigeria". 20 June 2018.
  1. Knorr Taste Quest Season III Kicks Off in Lagos The Guardian. Retrieved 25 April 2015
  2. Lalu Surdiham Emerges as Knorr Taste Quest’s Season 1 Winner Bella Naija. Retrieved 26 April 2015
  3. Four emerge best in Knorr Taste Quest Season 3 The Nation . Retrieved October 2, 2015
  4. Indonesian wins Knorr Taste Quest reality TV show Vanguard Retrieved 13 April 2013
  5. Unilever Commences Knorr Taste Quest Season IV Flatimes . Retrieved 4 May 2016

External linksEdit

  • Website