Despite initially pursuing a career in media where she worked as an implementation planner, Kadi has always had a deep-rooted love for interior design. Kadi recalls her parents re-decorating their home during her childhood years as the first indicator of her talents.
One of them is a master comic who tries to cook, and the other a renowned celebrity chef, who’s been known to crack the odd joke. Chris Forrest has been on the SA comedy scene since the late nineties, and Pete Goffe-Wood, best known as a judge on Masterchef South Africa, has been making great food for nearly 30 years.
KwaZulu-Natal chef renowned for his exceptional cuisine is Deena Naidoo, South Africa’s first MasterChef SA and patron chef of Aarya restaurants at both MonteCasino and Silverstar Casino in Gauteng.
Working into this year’s Decorex theme, Designing for Africa – feels like home, Naidoo cooked up a storm in the Gourmet Cooking Theatre at Decorex Durban 2019 last month. His cooking reflected South Africa’s multi-cultural heritage with an aim to delight palates of all cultures.
A talented sister act is making waves on the Durban culinary scene, blending the traditional cooking skills passed down through their family over generations with a contemporary twist.