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Chefs Reuben Riffel & Siba Mtongana

Reuben Riffel is a chef well-known for his food-focused television shows and philanthropic work. Reuben began his culinary career in Franschhoek at Monneaux restaurant, establishing it as one of top 10 restaurants in South Africa. Over the years he has won a number of awards including Chef of the Year and Eat Out's Restaurant of the Year.


Siba Mtongana is an award-winning celebrity chef, cookbook author and presenter of the cooking show Siba's table. Siba is known for her local and African dishes with a twist as well as her passion for food and people. In 2015, the best-selling cookbook ever in its retail class, My Table, was published and in 2017, My Table won two prestigious awards at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. Siba was the first South African ever to win the Special Award of the Jury for the legacy her book leaves and pop culture impact it has in her beloved home country. Siba has won 5 US Film and Television Awards and 4 Awards locally.