30 October 2020 | Art and Entertainment
While South African chef Tiaan Langenegger first made headlines in 2013 when he was crowned the co-winner of the first season of cooking competition Kokkedoor, he has been working as a professional chef for more than 10 years. He has also penned several cookbooks, such as Sunday Table.
You may also recognise him as the presenter of kykNET's popular Koekedoor reality show, the “sweet version” of Kokkedoor.
SA’s Jamie Oliver
Langenegger said he has always had a love for food, and definitely takes it as a compliment to be called the "Jamie Oliver of South Africa", as this world-famous chef is one of his biggest role models.
Excited to bring his unique flavour to the Namibia Tourism Expo next month, he has worked with some of South Africa's culinary elite such as Bertus Basson and Margot Janse.
He said his relaxed approach to food distinguishes his gastronomic creations from those of other chefs, and added that he overcame the pressures of the pandemic by offering online cooking classes.