Last Saturday I was invited to the Cape Town pop up dinner by Wandile Mabaso and I was thrilled to have the opportunity. Firstly to meet the chef himself and then secondly to experience the meal prepared by him and his team. It was his final dinner in his #ByWandilesInvitation tour at a few locations around South Africa. Wandile has recently returned from Paris where he worked under Alain Ducasse at his two Michelin starred restaurant Le Meurice. Prior to that he lived and worked in the USA and spent four years in Manhattan gaining experience in top French restaurants. This is what he says about it

“Of all my experiences, my 4 years in New York City were the most valuable! I’ve had the opportunity to work at some of the finest French restaurants in Manhattan and trained under highly talented French chefs. This included my mentor, Chef Olivier Reginensi. Not only did I progress to be the Sous Chef of MaisonKayser Restaurant Group but furthermore got a taste of being in the business of food as a result of helping the group open 7 restaurants within 2 years.”