To celebrate ladies month. Here are a few female chefs that should be recognized for the hard work they do in and around the world.
Siba was born in East London in the Eastern Cape and studied Food Consumer Science at the University of Cape Town. She began her career as Food Editor at a magazine. Her comfort food is any seafood dish. She is also the first black South African to get her own show on the Food Network.
Thuli worked her way up from waitressing to a wonderful career at Southern Sun Monte casino as a Pastry Sous Chef. As a result, she was approached to be a part of the Tsogo Sun learnership programme. She grabbed the opportunity and has never looked back. Her signature dish is a passion fruit mousse dessert with Lindt chocolate cake and orange sauce reduction.
Dora has done very well in the industry and has many achievements including publishing cook books, TV appearances and receiving awards. Having worked for a popular women’s magazine as Food Editor for two decades, She is a true SA food guru. She has also travelled widely in Africa and is the country’s foremost expert on African cuisine.
Our very own, Ntwenhle, studied at Ml Sultan Technikon in Durban. After finishing her studies, she worked overseas for seven and a half years in order to experience different tastes and flavours. She is the current Food Editor for BONA Magazine and has also featured as a Spekko chef on Soweto TV’s Kasi Kitchen, Spekko radio talk on Ukhozi FM and on a Spekko Rice sponsored food show – All of which are family favourites on the community TV station 1 KZN.