As the age old saying goes, the best way to win over a persons heart is through the tummy and with that in mind it comes as no wonder that Chef Zola Nene has worked her way into the hearts and kitchens of South Africa!
The culinary whizz has been whipping up storms for well over a decade and is widely regarded as one of the best in the game. Which is why it's an absolute thrill to witness her do what she does best in the brand new Celeb Feasts with Zola that premieres on Tuesday the 8th of January at 21:30 on Mzansi Magic. But where did it all begin for the chef extraordinaire?
It was a mixture of fate, determination and a burning desire to pursue her dreams that led her to rub shoulders and crush spices with the who's who of the gastronomy world. Chef Zola was actually heading full speed towards a career in corporate as a BCom Law student before she pumped the brakes and steered the ship towards her true love, cooking. With the vision clear she then ventured off to England where she worked in a Brasserie in Cheshire for two years, first as a hot section chef, then as the head pastry chef.
From then on the fire had been lit and as soon as she was done in England she went back to the books but this time as a student at the Institute of Culinary Arts in Stellenbosch. It's been nothing but excellence ever since as Zola has graced almost every avenue of media from print to TV as the skilled chef with a bubbly personality to match.
Now in her latest venture we join her as she hangs out with South Africa's biggest and brightest stars to share in a homely meal and hearty laughs. Celeb Feasts will also give us a glimpse into our own faves culinary prowess as we see if they can hold their own next to the doctor of all things delectable.
So get ready to dig in and Zola dishes up the best on Celeb Feasts with Zola!