In the food feature, South Africa’s first MasterChef winner Chef Deena Naidoo chats about the vital role his Indian roots played in his dishes, and his journey in the restaurant business.
I won MasterChef South Africa in 2012, that makes it the best of 6 years but it feels as if it was yesterday.— Chef Deena Naidoo, South Africa’s first MasterChef winner
Chef Naidoo says that after he won MasterChef South Africa, he got into a strategic alliance with Tsogo Sun. He adds that Tsogo Sun assisted and mentored him to become a restaurateur.
Having a passion for food and being a good cook doesn’t make you a good restaurateur says Chef Naidoo.
I always gravitate towards my roots. My internal upbringing is something that I never deny.— Chef Deena Naidoo, South Africa’s first MasterChef winner
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This article first appeared on 702 : ‘I have an unparalleled passion for food’ - Chef Deena Naidoo