The Braai Master with a Heart of Gold!

Let me introduce Joubert Spies, a remarkable individual. With smoke in his spirit and fire in his heart, he poured his heart and soul into the competition and showcased his talents as a finalist on kykNet's "Kokkedoor: Vuur en Vlam" series. 

He is also a successful chartered accountant during the day, he transforms into a dedicated pitmaster once he puts on his apron and reaches for his Nexgrill Oakford Pellet Grill and Smoker. 
Hailing from Montana, Pretoria, Joubert carries forward the culinary traditions of his family instilled by his father and grandfather. But it's not just the process of cooking that fascinates Joubert. It's the moments shared around a table, savouring a meal braaied to perfection and exchanging stories. To him, the essence of life is belief, endowed by his loving family.
Raised in an environment where food was the love language, Joubert sees the act of cooking not merely as a task but as a heartfelt gesture. It’s an invitation to create an ambience filled with warmth and camaraderie, where wonders cease not at the last piece, but the stories that remain, engraving memories that stand the test of time.
His new weapon of choice in this culinary journey – is the Nexgrill Oakford Pellet Grill and Smoker. Providing him the perfect canvas to express his braai arts and elevate the Spies family's tradition of shared meals, infused with love, a notch higher. 
Initially, he held a very skeptical view of the Oakford. Could a smart technical braai even come close to the traditional experience of cooking over an open flame? Could it really match up to this quintessential experience? Was it even possible that a unique way of braaiing could entertain and stimulate your senses in the same way he was used to?
The love story between Joubert and the Oakford Pellet Grill and Smoker began with an impressive first date. The Oakford Pellet Grill, despite its sophisticated setup, was surprisingly user-friendly. What he anticipated to be a tricky assembly, turned out to be a pleasant, straightforward experience doubled by an easy-to-download app.
As he watched, the Pellet grill transformed his traditional braai experience into a masterpiece. With the help of its advanced temperature-sensitive technological probes, he was able to smoke his first piece of Wagyu brisket to 87°C, which meant perfection. The Pellet Grill and Brisket filled the air with the tantalizing aroma of the deliciously flavoured hardwood preparing a feast. Joubert was able to keep a keen eye on the progress of his masterpiece from the comfort of his Nexgrill app.
"It wasn't just a regular braai; it was a mind-blowing experience! 
I absolutely love cooking for my family and friends, and with the Pellet's smart technology, I can now make them feel even more loved and appreciated with the perfect meal every time.” – Joubert Spies


This was the beloved South African tradition of braai, yet it felt different. It was even better. He discovered a new and exciting way to enjoy an age-old culinary tradition, a revolution that had him hooked from the very first bite. 

Together with Nexgrill, Joubert's passion for braaiing has never burned brighter, and each new recipe he embarks on brings an excitement that is evident in every flame-kissed bite. 

In Joubert's world, the kitchen isn’t just a place to prepare food, but rather a sanctuary where he allows his creativity to run wild. In this realm, away from the hustle of the business world, Joubert finds peace. Each dish he charms is a testament to this tranquillity, a perfect blend of exquisite flavours that nourishes the body and feeds the soul.