Chef and Food Editor Hope Malau grew up in Klerksdorp and admits his first experience with good food came about when he, as a young boy, accompanied his grandfather to work at the mine kitchen. Since then he’s dreamt of seeing himself in Chef’s White. The Professional Cooking Academy graduate worked his way up then ranks from being a junior cook and now, his at the helm of historical weekly magazine, food department where he aims to create a platform that shares and encourages readers to cook by building on South Africa’s food heritage. Hence the cook book ‘Johanne 14’ published with Quivertree Publications.
Furthermore, Hope has also been awarded the prestigious Galliova Food Awards, namely, Food Writer of the Year 2015 and 2016 respectively. His been appreciated for his food ideas and flair.