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In the realm of culinary arts, there are few voices as vibrant and influential as Chef Nti, South Africa’s Culinary Icon of the year in 2021. With a journey that spans continents and a dedication to sharing African culture through food, Chef Nti has become a beacon of inspiration for both aspiring chefs and food enthusiasts alike. In a recent interview, she shared insights into her culinary journey, her ventures Taste by Chef Nti and Taste Abuja, and her upcoming collaboration with the C Kite Festival in Mauritius.

Chef Nti’s culinary odyssey commenced in 2014 when she embarked on a transformative journey to Los Angeles, followed by a rigorous immersion in culinary arts. Her television debut in 2016 marked the beginning of a remarkable ascent in the culinary world, culminating in the publication of her acclaimed cookbook in 2019. Reflecting on her trajectory, Chef Nti humbly acknowledges the recognition as a culinary icon, viewing it as an honour bestowed upon her dedication and passion for the craft.

The inception of Taste by Chef Nti and Taste Abuja was driven by a profound desire for inclusivity and cultural representation. Chef Nti envisions these ventures as not just restaurants but as cultural ambassadors, celebrating the rich tapestry of South African identity. Through these establishments, she seeks to foster food tourism and Pan-African collaboration, uniting people of African descent through the universal language of food.

As an accomplished cookbook author and host of “Street Food in Africa” on Food Network, Chef Nti endeavours to preserve and share the diverse culinary heritage of Africa. Her work serves as a conduit for storytelling, advocating for the preservation of culture and heritage for future generations. With each dish she creates and every episode she hosts, Chef Nti imparts a message of pride and celebration of African identity.

Chef Nti’s collaboration with the C Kite Festival in Mauritius embodies her spirit of exploration and cultural exchange. Enchanted by the beauty of the island nation, she sees this partnership as an opportunity to forge new connections and showcase the diverse flavors of South Africa. Through her involvement, Chef Nti hopes to inspire festival-goers to embark on culinary adventures and discover the richness of Mauritian cuisine.

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At the intersection of culinary arts and outdoor events like kite festivals, Chef Nti aims to create unique gastronomic experiences that tantalise the senses. Drawing inspiration from Mzansi flavours, she plans to introduce festival-goers to elevated South African cuisine.

For attendees of the C Kite Festival, Chef Nti promises a feast for the senses and an unforgettable culinary journey. From her signature Naan bread tacos to a myriad of South African delights, guests can expect to indulge in a celebration of flavours and a reflection of Ubuntu – the spirit of sharing and community.

In the vibrant tapestry of the culinary world, Chef Nti stands as a testament to the power of food to unite, inspire, and celebrate cultural diversity. Through her unwavering passion and dedication, she continues to enrich the culinary landscape, one dish at a time. As food enthusiasts and kite festival attendees eagerly anticipate her culinary creations, Chef Nti’s message rings clear:

come hungry, and leave with a heart full of memories and a palate satisfied!

Join us on Sunday 30th June and taste the delicious Naan Bread Taco! Limited entry, Book Now!

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