We’re taking a virtual journey to Zambia during #AfricaMonth to introduce you to some Zambian chefs who are making waves and taking African cuisine to a whole new level. They are talented, creative, driven and proudly AFRICAN! What’s more, they’ve shared some of their delicious recipes with us.
Chindikanji Joseph Simukanga (aka chef Chindi): Head chef of DueSeiZero Food Service in Zambia, chef Chindi says describes himself as a fusion chef with no boundaries. “My dream is to open an ingredient focused restaurant that let people appreciate every aspect that goes into cooking and be blown away at the flavour combinations that I can show them,” he says. He’s well positioned to do just this, with two degrees, in Agriculture Business and Economics, achieved during eight years he spent in China. Read more about him here.
Katatala Ryan Nkole (aka chef Katatala or chef Kat): A mere 29 years old, chef Kat is trained in classic French, Italian and Pan-African cuisine. He obtained these qualifications from the Prue Leith Chef’s Academy, now known as the Prue Leith Culinary Institute, in South Africa. What’s more, he’s the 2018 Mastercook Zambia cooking competition champion! He also started Zambia’s first food market and together with other passionate foodies, created The Culinary Collective. Together, they’ve set out to start a Zambian food revolution! Read more about him here.
Womba Mufundi (aka chef Womzi or Womz Nomz): A young chef with a love for cooking and baking, ensued at the tender age of eight, Womba grew up in a home filled with passionate cooks. Her childhood was also characterised with visits to various cities around the world that ignited her interest in street food, culture and fine dining, further flaring up her passion for cooking and replicating different cuisines from around the world. She is currently working independently as a private chef, professional baker with a thriving cake business and is part of The Culinary Collective, an enterprising crew of young chefs collaborating to change the Zambian culinary industry. Read more about her here.
These three Zambian chefs are taking Africa by storm! Why not try some of the recipes included with their profiles, and let us know the result?
Don’t miss the rest of our #AfricaMonth series of blogs. Tune in tomorrow for a focus on a talented South African chef who is now building a profile for himself in Nigeria. That’s not all. We’re also featuring a creative duo from Kenya, whose artistic apparel and accessories brand has made them famous.