“If I have ever seen magic, it has been in Africa” -John Hemingway.

Chef and co-owner, Vusi Ndlovu needs no introduction. Having cut his teeth in the top kitchens in South Africa and abroad, as well as gathering international recognition when he ranked among the top 7 young chefs in the world at the San Pellegrino Young Chef finale in 2018. “The best dishes of that experience were those cooked by amazing chefs embracing their origins,” says Ndlovu. He’s since set his sights back on Africa, and in 2020, he co-founded the African Culinary Library, a resource dedicated to preserving and promoting African food culture and cuisine. Vusi will oversee the kitchen and looks to support and bring young people’s voices forward. Overseeing the operations is Absie Pantshwa. “We believe the best stories in Africa have been told around a fire hence we wanted to embrace the continent and its vibrancy the only way we know how, with food around a fire in a prime location,” says Absie.