Mahlubi Mpa­nyane

Pretoria News - - Good Life -

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.

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