Professional celebrity chef, blogger, and apron designer – Nthabiseng Ramaboa, more popularly known as Chef Nti was born and raised in Soweto.
These days she is taking the country by storm with her orgasmic food that's to die for, while at the same time incorporating her love of fashion by designing an amazing range of aprons called Mathatho.
Named after my mom, inspired by the strength and perseverance of her mother and the women living in the South African towns…— Chef Nti
“This one is my own little way of celebrating these strong women who go unrecognized ko kasi – think lo mama who sells aMagwinya ko 16 Alex, 6am she’s there ready to serve – and we all line up for breakfast… And she’s more consistent than most five star restaurants – she’s never out of stock,” Chef Nti tells her followers via her Facebook page.
Besides her aprons, Chef Nti also the host of The Perfect Ace – a cooking show on eTV that celebrates everyday South African meal occasions in the company of this talented and engaging chef. Shot entirely on location, Chef Nti takes viewers on a journey of discovery as she is welcomed into the kitchens of ordinary South Africans for a shared cooking experience.
Chef Nti says her love for creating and indulging in delicious meals helped to shape her career. “The thrill of turning an idea into a thriving business pushed me to be an entrepreneur who focuses on food and designing aprons.”
After a career in the fashion world, Nti was more than qualified to design her own range of cooking aprons which have been popular for both men and women.
A few years ago I consciously decided that I would have a healthy relationship with food. I eat everything in moderation. I’m never on a diet because I would be grumpy half the time from depriving myself. I earn my treats. I lead a very active life. I take my dogs for walks regularly and enjoy walking around my neighbourhood.— Chef Nti