FOUNDER of South Africa’s Private Chefs Association and aspiring actor Mahlubi Mpanyane used to host dinner parties for his friends and family, until he realised he could turn this into his second business.
The Johannesburg-based chef, 22, launched his pop-up a year ago.
“I went to culinary school where I met my mentor and he had a food truck. People would book the food truck and we would go to the house if they were hosting intimate events.
“From there it transitioned to cooking at people’s homes.
“Last year, I opened my pop-up. I used to host dinner parties for my friends and they would come over. Then I thought I could turn this into a business,” he says.
Mpanyane, who usually hosts his lunches and dinners over weekends, caters for up to 25 guests at a time.