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Join these Food Network Chefs at DStv Delicious Festival 2016.


Experience a travel and culinary adventure with Food Network and Travel Channel at the DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival in Johannesburg this October!  

South Africa’s biggest food and music extravaganza, the DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival, returns to Jozi with sizzling entertainment and an even bigger focus on food and all things culinary. Come and meet Food Network celebrity chefs Siba Mtongana, Jenny Morris and Reza Mahammad – there’ll be photo opportunities, food trivia, onstage games with the stars and great prize giveaways! 

Jenny will be hosting a blindfolded taste test…  


Or you can go up against the Spice Prince himself for a spice tasting challenge!


You can also have a go at Setting Siba’s Table, with Siba herself selecting winners and offering prizes!   

This year we will also have a Food Network kids’ area, with the opportunity to win a grand prize presented by Hamleys. We’ll be joined by our sister channel, Travel Channel – celebrate a brand new series of House Hunters International Africa with a prop-filled photo booth! 

Come and join us for a fun weekend of food, travel and great music on 8 and 9 October 2016. Join our event page here then get your tickets from


More about these awesome cheflebrities:

Jenny Morris, also known as The Giggling Gourmet, is a celebrity chef and radio personality from South Africa. She opened Cook’s Playground in 1997, operating it as a cooking school and catering company. Jenny has written four cookbooks, Rude Food, Nude Food, Good Food in 2004, More Rude Food in 2006, Cooking with Jenny Morris in 2012 and Taste the World with Jenny Morris in 2013, as well as regularly contributing to magazines including the South African edition of The Oprah Magazine and writing a weekly column for an entertainment guide in South Africa. She is also a presenter on the radio station Cape Talk, where she discusses both food and romance. She has hosted two series for Food Network, Jenny Morris Cooks Morocco and Jenny Morris Cooks the Riviera and has recently been a judge on the extremely successful, fast-paced culinary game show, Chopped South Africa.

Most recently Jenny has co-starred with good friend and fellow Food Network star Reza Mahammad in Jenny and Reza’s Fabulous Food Academy. Friends from the moment they met, Jenny and Reza combine their extraordinary knowledge and passion for food by opening the doors of their Food Academy. Jenny and Reza teach six would-be chefs to create a delicious feast, along the way passing on inspired hints, tips and techniques on how to cook like a professional, their aim is to demonstrate that with a little know how all of us can produce delicious food.


Reza Mahammad calls himself a ‘hybrid torn between two worlds’, due to the combination of his Indian upbringing and British education. Reza entered into the world of cookery at age 16 when he took over the running of the family business, The Star of India Restaurant. Whilst he is primarily an Indian cuisine chef, Reza believes in experimenting with different foods and ingredients from around the world in order to always add new flavours and dimensions to his traditional dishes. Reza has written two cookbooks over the years, Reza’s Indian Spice in 2012 and Rice, Spice and All Things Nice in 2006, and runs a cookery school, Chez Cartier, in South West France. Reza also has a huge passion for music, believing that ‘A symphony of taste which feeds the senses is like beautiful music which nourishes the soul’.

He has filmed four series for Food Network, Reza, Spice Prince of India, Reza, Spice Prince of Vietnam, Reza, Spice Prince of Thailand and Reza’s African Kitchen, in which he explores the diverse cuisine of sub-Saharan Africa. Reza has most recently filmed Jenny and Reza’s Fabulous Food Academy with good friend and fellow Food Network star Jenny Morris.


Siba Mtongana is a young and dynamic food enthusiast who has brought style and charisma to the South African television food scene. Siba’s Table debuted in September 2013 airing in over 90 countries across Africa, Europe, Middle East and Asia. Siba’s Table is now airing in over 128 countries, including the US where the franchise is broadcast to 60 million homes on The Cooking Channel. Following its success, Siba has now appeared in Siba’s Table: Fast Feasts, Siba’s Festive Table and the second season of Siba’s Table. She will also be filming a new series of Siba’s Table later this year. In addition to hosting her own shows, Siba has appeared as a judge on the extremely successful, fast-paced culinary game show, Chopped South Africa.

Siba holds a degree in Food and Consumer Sciences, majoring in Food and Food Science as well as Nutrition. She specialises in recipe development, food writing and food styling, and has won three prestigious Galliova Awards for her food journalism and her involvement in the South African food arena. Siba believes in giving back and is now a patron for Foodbank South Africa, an organisation that fights against hunger and malnutrition through food rescuing programmes whist working with other community based projects helping those affected with HIV/AIDS.

In 2014 Oprah put Siba on her prestigious O’s Power List which pays tribute to women from the African continent who, through their lives, are inspiring others to follow and fulfil their purpose, as the truest version of themselves. Siba’s recently released cookbook, My Table, has become an instant hit. My Table has made history as the best-selling cookbook ever to have been stocked by retail giant, Woolworths SA. Thus far it has sold over 33 percent more copies than any other cookbook Woolworths SA has ever carried!

Following the huge global success of the first two series of Siba’s Table, Food Network will be bringing viewers a third series! Siba’s Table series 3 will build on the popular format of Siba’s Table and
Siba’s Table series 2 with Siba bringing her culinary flair and on-screen charisma to your screens later on in the year.