Zana Alvarado

National Chairperson for The South African Chefs Association Women in Culinary, Vice Chairperson for SA Chefs Gauteng Regional Committee, and Chef Brand Ambassador for WWF SASSI (Worldwide Fund for Nature Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative).
Executive Chef at Mestizo, South Africa.
Founder of The Zana Alvarado Collection, a premium pantry range.

Jason Whitehead

Jason Whitehead is a Cape Town based chef, culinary % hospitality consultant and award-winning cookbook author who has been in the industry for over 20 years.

Claire Allen

Claire Allen is a multi-talented food entertainer, entrepreneur, and online content curator who has combined a successful career in marketing with a sincere and insatiable love of food, a passion which was really ignited after she competed in MasterChef South Africa in 2014.

Zola Nene

Down-to-earth, bubbly, stylish, talented and South Africa’s culinary sweetheart; these are but a few of the many superlatives that describe two-time cookbook author, TV chef and food stylist, Zola Nene. 

Stefan Marais

Stefan Marais fell in love with simple, peasant food while touring Europe on a tight budget.

Christo Pretorius

Christo Pretorius took over Azure Restaurant in 2013 as executive chef, after working as a sous chef to his predecessor.

Graham Neilson

Graham travelled and worked in numerous top establishments in the USA, UK, Bermuda and South America before returning home to Durban with his partner Gina where they would make their mark. It was in 2010 when they took over the 9th Ave Bistro with Graham running the kitchen and Gina in the front of house. […]

Philip Alcock

Chef Philip Alcock, is a master when it comes to cooking seafood. He uses only the freshest and best locally sourced seafood available. Philip has been a chef for over 24 years. He gained most of his experience in Europe with internationally renowned chefs such as Raymond Blanc, Marco Pierre White and the Roux brothers. […]

Marthinus Ferreira

DW Eleven 13 is a family affair. Marthinus Ferreira is the head chef and owner, who began the restaurant with his parents and his sister after returning home from the UK where he worked alongside Heston Blumenthal at The Hinds Head and The Fat Duck. He has recently opened a second restaurant called The Grazing […]

Brad Ball

A celebrated bistro chef, Brad Ball was awarded WWF SASSI Trailblazer status during his successful five years at the helm of the award-winning Bistro Sixteen82. In 2014 he took over Peddlars & Co, where he has once again committed to serving only sustainable seafood choices in each of the four new restaurants he has created […]