Mzansi International Culinary Festival showcases five-star African cuisine

The Mzansi International Culinary Festival showcases a diverse range of five-star African cuisine from across the continent.

702's Azania Mosaka spoke to Director of Africa Meets Europe Cuisine and founder of the Mzansi International Culinary festival, Nompumelelo Mqwebu, about her passion.

Listen to the interview below:

I decided to set it up because I saw that most of the offerings, in terms of food festivals, there wasn't something that spoke to me in terms of African cuisine.

Nompumelelo Mqwebu, founder of Mzansi International Culinary Festival

It's also important to look at our brothers and sisters who are making it outside of Africa in America and Europe.

Nompumelelo Mqwebu, founder of the Mzansi International Culinary Festival

I am an African and nothing else outside of that and if I'm not able to communicate that in my food, then there's something missing.

Nompumelelo Mqwebu, founder of Mzansi International Culinary Festival

This year will see a Venda, Pedi, Cape Malay and San cuisine added to the offerings.

I mentor 13 young girls who come from government culinary colleges because I find that they are under equipped and the level of education isn't at the level of the private cookery schools.

Nompumelelo Mqwebu, founder of Mzansi International Culinary Festival

I take them everywhere so that they can learn and interact. One of them is leaving for an internship in Ireland in September.

Nompumelelo Mqwebu, founder of Mzansi International Culinary Festival

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