The Friday Stand-In 2016

Rosebank's Marble restaurant creators on how to make it big with food

Food can be both a consumable art and a profitable business.

Aside from the taste of the food itself, it's the presentation, the chemistry behind it, and the overall the dining experience that matters.

A young Johannesburg restaurant has burst on to the scene, and become the most expensive restaurant in South Africa.

Marble is a contemporary live-fire restaurant restaurant in the heart of Rosebank which opened three months ago.

Contemporary South African chef David Higgs joined forces with his business partner and investor Gary Kyriacou.

Higgs, former head chef at the Saxon Hotel's Five Hundred, says it is important to find the right business partner to take on an entrepreneurial venture.

The pair started plotting their enterprise last year, but took a big risk because Kyriacou's background is primarily property development.

Despite zero experience as a restaurateur, Kyriacou decided to take the risk and cater to a need in the bustling city.

Higgs says that the restaurant has had to focus on the quality of product and food, because there are no pots and pans used to create the menu.

Higgs emphasised the importance of marketing a restaurant and head chefs becoming the face of the brand.

It's been a learning curve, but its incredibly rewarding now.

David Higgs, head chef and co-founder of Marble

Meanwhile, fine dining enthusiast Salim Dewji says there is a difference between 'wannabe foodies' and those who immerse themselves in food culture and experience.

Dewji plans his holidays around the highly-acclaimed international restaurants he has made reservations at several months in advance.

He has eaten at over more than 33 star Michelin restaurants across the world and counting.

Listen to the trio of food-lovers share their passion with Friday Stand-In Gil Oved:

Read More
Top 10 #FridayStandIn hosts and fun moments

Top 10 #FridayStandIn hosts and fun moments

We've been featuring interesting personalities as guest presenters on the Redi Tlhabi show. It's time to recount some key moments

Protesting students did universities a favour, says UCT Law Dean

Protesting students did universities a favour, says UCT Law Dean

There's no 'business as usual' at university campuses thanks to student activism, says the Dean of Law at UCT.

ConCourt Judge is last #FridayStandIn for 2016

ConCourt Judge is last #FridayStandIn for 2016

Activist and former Constitutional Court Judge Albie Sachs hosts the Redi Tlhabi show this Friday.

Entrepreneur guru Gil Oved takes the #FridayStandIn challenge

Entrepreneur guru Gil Oved takes the #FridayStandIn challenge

Gil Oved is the co-founder and co-CEO of The Creative Counsel Group, the largest Marketing Agency in Africa.

Roger Moore has died, age 89

Roger Moore has died, age 89

Listen to Roger Moore opening up to CapeTalk's Melanie Verwoerd about his life, acting and being James Bond.

Meet Gil Oved, a dragon helping brands get into hearts (and wallets)

Meet Gil Oved, a dragon helping brands get into hearts (and wallets)

Bruce Whitfield talks to one of the “dragons” from Dragon’s Den and founder of “brand activator” The Creative Counsel.

Popular articles
KPMG SA’s new CEO opens up about the future of the disgraced auditing firm

KPMG SA’s new CEO opens up about the future of the disgraced auditing firm

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews KPMG South Africa CEO Nhlamu Dlomu.

Ocean View activist speaks: We have had 20 murders in 2017 alone

Ocean View activist speaks: We have had 20 murders in 2017 alone

Sharone Daniels, a community activist in Cape Town's Ocean View says they need police intervention to end gang violence.

Civil engineer devises plan to use stormwater in Cape Town

Civil engineer devises plan to use stormwater in Cape Town

Civil engineer and Ph.D. researcher John Okedi speaks to CapeTalk host John Maytham about his plans.

Zuma is the ANC. The ANC is Zuma, the two inseparable - Kgalema Motlanthe

Zuma is the ANC. The ANC is Zuma, the two inseparable - Kgalema Motlanthe

Former President Kgalema Motlanthe sat down for a lengthy and candid interview with 702 and CapeTalk anchor, Eusebius McKaiser.

[WATCH] Day-Zero for water running out fast approaching?

[WATCH] Day-Zero for water running out fast approaching?

A government employee emailed John Maytham about what he or she believes is the real state of play with the Cape water crisis.

Sasfin CEO opens up about dumping KPMG

Sasfin CEO opens up about dumping KPMG

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Sasfin CEO Roland Sassoon.