Samsung Bespoke Cooking Theatre 2023

Local chefs will fire up the Samsung Bespoke Cooking Theatre with live demos of their #fav dishes using the latest Samsung appliances. 

Learn from the kitchen maestros, view close-ups of their cooking on state-of-the-art TV screens, and if you’re lucky, you’ll get to taste their culinary creations too, before sharing them on the ‘Gram! Come hungry for new recipes and cooking tips! And the most delicious part? This Bespoke kitchen is designed by you, for you as Samsung’s customisable colours and features mean that you can create the foodie space of your dreams at home – don’t forget to take a peep inside beauties like the ultra-cool Samsung customisable Bespoke refrigerator!


Demo schedule subject to change

Day 1: Thursday 03 August 2023

12:00 - 12:45  Chef Su-yen Thornhill Chez Fong

13:30 - 14:15  Chef Kabelo Kalebe Private Chef

14:45 - 15:30 Chef Alex Torrão DaftFoodAlex

16:00 - 17:00 Chef Gerhard Food Ink

Day 2: Friday 04 August  2023

10:45 - 11:30 Chef Alex Torrão DaftFoodAlex

12:00 - 12:45  Chef Su-yen Thornhill Chez Fong

13:30 - 14:15  Chef Kabelo Kalebe Private Chef

14:45 - 15:30 Chef Chaba Mokake Season 1 Tastemaster Contestant

16:00 - 17:00 Chef Gerhard Food Ink

Day 3: Saturday 05 August  2023

10:45 - 11:30  Life with Lerato

12:00 - 12:45  Chef Kabelo Kalebe Private Chef

13:30 - 14:15  Chef Corvin Pietersen Broodkop Bakery

14:45 - 15:30 Plates by Palesa

16:00 - 17:00 Chef Su-yen Thornhill Chez Fong

17:15 - 18:00  Larce Raymann and Jabu Shange MKR Season 4 Semi Finalists

Day 4: Sunday 06 August  2023

10:45 - 11:30  Chef Chaba Mokake Season 1 Tastemaster Contestant

12:00 - 12:45  Chef Su-yen Thornhill Chez Fong

13:30 - 14:15  Chef Kabelo Kalebe Private Chef

14:45 - 15:30  Chef Deena Naidoo


Alexandre Torrao

Talented foodpreneur, founder of Street Food Company Eighty8s Food Co. & PopUp

Restaurant AT8Plate, he is a passionate Chef with a significant following in the JHB Food Scene. Also known on Instagram as @DaftFoodAlex and Participant in various TV shows and reality cooking series Alexandre defines his style unpretentious, rustic and flavorful with influences from South Africa, Portugal , Macau and Australia.

Food Ink

Food Ink offers in-home private dining, whether you want to treat your partner for a special date night or just to get the girls together for an evening of fun, Chef Gerhard will travel, set up and cook your most lavish meal, right there in your own kitchen. Leave him to style your dinner table and pair the perfect glass of vino with every course.

Chef Gerhard can design the perfect Food and Wine Dinners from fine dining to good old rustic meals. Enjoy Themed Cooking Classes with your friends or co-workers dress up, show up and live it up!

Healthy Cooking Classes are on offer if you want to learn more about wholesome living, plant based lifestyle or low carb living and being comfortable with fresh and whole ingredients.

To get in touch with our team or email Chef Gerhard at: [email protected] and follow along on his cooking journey on Facebook and Instagram: @foodinkchef

MKR Season 4 Semi Finalists.

Larcé learned to cook from her parents, so it’s no surprise that her favourite South African dishes are her father’s braaied meat as well as his curry and rice, and she also enjoys her mother’s vegetable bake. Larcé will love to open a restaurant with her father, but understands how challenging that can be, so entered MKRSA to increase her food knowledge and learn more about the industry.

Creative agency Business Unit Director Jabu entered MKRSA to enhance her cooking skills – but also because her friend and co-cook Larcè forced her to! Jabu loves cooking authentic and traditional food, basing her cooking on an understanding of flavours, rather than a recipe book. Her favourite South African foods are jeqe and stews or curries.

Chez Fong

Su-yen came to South Africa and was able to explore her passion for great food and sharing love on a plate through her weekly pop up restaurant in Johannesburg. 

A meal should evoke memories of culinary delights. These can be as simple as mum’s Wednesday dinner or time travel you back to your favourite holiday,  but the greatest ingredient of all is the coming together of people.

 Season 1 Tastemaster Contestant, Pastry Chef & Event DJ.

Chef Chaba Mokake has achieved recognition through his impressive performance as a contestant on Season 1 of the esteemed Tastemaster competition. He has demonstrated exceptional culinary skills and has proven to be charismatic and engaging in his presentation. Having him as part of the event would undoubtedly add a unique dynamic and enrich the overall experience for the attendees.

Lerato is a professional Quantity Surveyor and popular Tiktok Creator who is known for her engaging video content. Her recipe videos often feature simple ingredients and easy-to-follow steps that make cooking accessible for everyone. 

Private Chef

Renowned for his culinary prowess and intricate understanding of global cuisines, Chef Kabelo Kalebe, founder of SuperKabza, brings an immersive, refined dining experience to the comfort of your home. Trained at the prestigious Institute of Hotel and Tourism Management and mentored at the Michel Angelo Perc Ferme Restaurant, Chef Kabelo has honed his gastronomic expertise and unique culinary style.

His journey, spanning across continents, has led him to kitchens of illustrious establishments such as The Grand Hotel Mackinac Island in Chicago, Asia De Cuba in Abu Dhabi, Laluz DIFC and The Flamingo Room in Dubai's iconic Burj Khalifa, Epicure by Chef Coco in Johannesburg, and the idyllic Four Seasons Resort Desroches Island in Seychelles. 

Prior to founding SuperKabza, Chef Kabelo enlightened budding chefs as a lecturer at the Capsicum Culinary Studio in Pretoria. 

With SuperKabza, he offers an unparalleled private dining experience, creating culinary masterpieces from seasonal menus or customized offerings tailored to individual preferences. To augment this experience, SuperKabza provides a personalized Butler Service, ensuring each event is meticulously curated and executed to perfection.

Chef Kabelo’s passion for food transcends the boundaries of the kitchen, as he believes in the power of food to bring people together, to evoke memories, and to create new ones. His innovative cooking, attention to detail, and unwavering commitment to quality have distinguished him as a trailblazer in the culinary world.

Plates by Palesa

Palesa is a self taught cook who’s passionate about making meals that are mouthwatering but are also easy to make. Palesa is always in the kitchen trying out new recipes to share with her “Plated Fam” from cocktails to comfort food to desserts, there aren’t any boundaries.

Chef Deena Naidoo has been the owner of the Aarya Restaurant Brand in Gauteng since winning MasterChef SA Season1

He continues his food journey and passion for the Culinary arts. He now shares with his audiences the skills and knowledge that he has been blessed to have experienced.



Introducing Chef Corvin Pietersen, affectionately known as Broodkop, a culinary visionary filling bread tins all over Mzansi with his passion-filled sourdough bread. Born and raised in the outskirts of Cape Town, on the 'other side' of the mountain, he emerged from the heart of South Africa's culinary hub, where exceptional cooks are nurtured. With an unwavering passion for the culinary arts, Chef Corvin remains a perpetual student, embracing the discipline that has led him to encounter influential figures within the industry, both locally and beyond borders.

With over a decade of experience, Chef Corvin's warm and approachable character radiates his profound love for food. He makes his students laugh and feel at ease, fostering a comfortable and enjoyable environment to explore the art of working with dough. Growing his skills and perfecting his craft daily, his expertise and joyful nature have endeared him to many, setting him apart as a true star in culinary mastery.