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Nompilo Mathe may not be a pro, but she reigns in the kitchen

Nompilo Mathe is not a professional chef, but she reigns in the kitchen. Known as the queen of cooking on social media, she plans on hosting cooking classes and bagging a...

Former waitress becomes a successful chef

Unaty Daniel has chased a number of careers, but in the end it was food and cooking that stole her heart. The 37-year-old from King Williams Town in the Eastern Cape...

Leigh-Ann Modise’s culinary career starts off at a gallop

Fresh out of college and at just 22, Leigh-Ann Modise is already making waves in the culinary world. Besides cooking for a number of dignitaries, she’s worked as an assistant chef...

Cooking was part of God’s plan

Karabo Phiri had a business science degree in hand with plans of becoming an economist, but her love for food and obsession with Asian cuisine redirected her to the culinary world. “This...

LesDaChef: Big man in the kitchen

Lesego Semenya (37) can easily be mistaken for a wrestler or rugby player with his buff physique. But the only thing this chef is wrestling with is the assumption that men...

Author and chef plans on taking her cooking classes across the globe

Chef Zanele Van Zyl (39) is a well-known influencer in the South African culinary world. Coming from an impoverished background, van Zyl rose above her circumstances. Today, she is a cook...

RECIPE: Zanele Van Zyl’s Mutton Bunny Chow

Chef and cook book author Zanele Van Zyl hosts cooking classes across the country. She says her dishes are simple and fast to prepare. Although she enjoys anything that she does...

Young cook chasing her culinary and teaching dreams

Nothing can stop the fiery determination of Kamogelo Maleka. The 24-year-old has her eyes dead set on achieving both her culinary and teaching dreams. Besides running her own catering business, she...

Former MasterChef contestant finds peace in the kitchen

As a young girl, Khayakazi Kepe (35) started “cooking” during play time with her friends. Back then, she had no idea that she would one day build a name for herself...

RECIPE: The Lazy Makoti’s Chickpea and Bean Salad

Mogau Seshoene, popularly known as The Lazy Makoti, decided to cook instead of farm and she's charming Mzansi with her culinary skills. The 30 year old is a cookbook author and...

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