2019 Eat Out Nederburg Rising Star: Katlego Mlambo

Meet Katlego Mlambo, the head chef at The Marabi Club in Jozi’s Maboneng Precinct and now the winner of the 2019 Eat Out Nederburg Rising Star Award. Find out what makes him tick, where he came from, and where this young and inspiring chef is going next.
Katlego knows first-hand how to survive and thrive in this intense industry: “You need to have the passion and know that it’s not what it looks like on television. It’s tough but rewarding.” Said one of Eat Out’s anonymous judges: “Katlego is brave, doing what he believes in and focusing on African food.” Another judge agreed: “He’s choosing to do a different kind of dining by creating awareness of African food.”