Celebrity Chefs

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The Best Celebrity Chefs in South Africa


Jenny Morris

Jenny Morris, also known as "The Giggling Gourmet is a celebrity chef and radio personality from South Africa. Having run a cooking school since 1997, and appearing on television and radio in South Africa, she has signed to appear on the Food Network, becoming the first South African to host her own show on the channel.

Kamini pather

Kamini Pather is a South African chef, food blogger, television and radio personality. She won the second season of MasterChef South Africa in 2013 and hosted the food travel series Girl Eat World.

reuben riffel

Reuben Riffel is a South African celebrity chef, restaurateur, and media personality known for his food-focused television shows and advertisements, cookbooks and philanthropic work.

pete Goffe-Wood

Pete’s work as food alchemist has taken him from the banks of the Chobe river in Namibia to Bangkok, Hanoi and Sydney and to as far a field as Oman in the Persian Gulf. He has also cooked in Paris, Budapest, Stuttgart, Istanbul, Zagreb and Moscow. He is the author of three cookbooks – A Life Digested, Kitchen Cowboys and Blues Restaurant – the essence of Cape Town and has written for numerous publications on a freelance basis. He was also a judge on MasterChef SA on M-NET for four seasons

benny masekwameng

Benny Masekwameng is a South African chef and television personality best known as a judge on the M-Net reality competition cooking series MasterChef South Africa. Masekwameng is an accomplished chef who wears the Executive Chef's hat at Mondovino Restaurant at Sun Square in Southern Sun's Montecasino. This position is part of the prize package for the first winner of MasterChef SA.

justine drake

Justine Drake, executive content director at a leading media agency, TV chef, cookbook author and well-known SA foodie has over 30 years of experience in the food media industry.

siba mtongana

International multi-award winning, culinary extraordinaire, food expert, author, entrepreneur, mom and wife. With her show on Food Network, Siba’s Table, Siba Mtongana continues to break industry barriers through her passion for food and people.

lorna maseko

Maseko took her cooking to the international stage in 2019, making the cover of Women's Health. She hosted the World Restaurant Awards in February in Paris[15] and became the guest speaker at TEDxKedgeBS at KEDGE Business School's Marseille campus.. She then went to Stockholm in April to contribute to EAT Forum, a non-profit organization combatting world hunger. She participated in Taste of London and Taste of Dubai

luke dale-roberts

In the twenty-five odd years since he first put on his chef’s whites, Luke has travelled the world, working in some of the best restaurants in London and Europe, followed by five years in Asia, eventually making his way to South Africa. Cape Town foodies will remember the impression he made at La Colombe, winning the Constantia landmark a string of awards.

zola nene

Zola Nene develops recipes for brands and a variety of publications, is available as an emcee and food judge, and works as a food stylist Nene scooped the Best in the World award in the TV category at the prestigious Gourmand World Cookbook Awards for her second cookbook titled Simply Zola.

kobus van der merwe

Foraging is a buzzword that gets thrown around a lot in the culinary industry, but if there's one chef who can sleep easy knowing that he is true to his foraging routes, it's Kobus van der Merwe. All dishes at his South African restaurant Wolfgat are made with ingredients found within a few miles of the kitchen and with the deepest respect for the area, the ecosystem and the seasons

gregory czarnecki

Gregory Czarnecki, head chef at The Restaurant at Waterkloof, won the coveted Chef of the Year award from Eat Out in 2016, and The Restaurant at Waterkloof was named the number one at the 2018 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards. Greg also served as a mentor for the prestigious

johan braai

Jan Braai is the author of four best selling books on the topic of braai which are also translated into a few languages and published internationally; he is the presenter of a highly acclaimed television show 'Jan Braai vir Erfenis' now in its 12th season.

booking Celebrity Chefs for your event in south africa

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