Heavy Chef creates inspirational experiences for graduates, entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs.

Our name comes from the saying never trust a skinny chef*. We celebrate people who walk the talk, who practice what they preach - who eat their own food. We believe that, in a world of talkers, it's the doers that are going to change it.

 

Our Partners:

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Africa's most meaningful internships with the most exciting startups. 
Africa's longest running and most popular tech-focused events.
Inspiration delegations to hotspots across the globe.
Hands-on, focused and practical workshops. 

 

Since 2007, when we held our first scrappy little meet-up in Mike and Nicola Perk's flat in Sea Point (we recall it was around 9 people, or so), we've been hosting some of Africa's most inspirational doers - monthly in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Our internships, events, tours and workshops are attended by millennials and millionaires, igniters and influencers alike. Heavy Chef has grown into the most digital-savvy regular experience platform on the continent. Find out more, here

 

 
 That would be Simon Dingle talking waaay in front, in 2017 - something about Blockchain and how it's gonna revolutionise the world as we know it. 

That would be Simon Dingle talking waaay in front, in 2017 - something about Blockchain and how it's gonna revolutionise the world as we know it. 

 Our events generally reach around 500k-1m impressions on Twitter alone. This is also not a stock photo. Promise. 

Our events generally reach around 500k-1m impressions on Twitter alone.
This is also not a stock photo. Promise. 

 This is not a stock photo. This is a real interaction at the Gareth Cliff "Future of Radio / Unradio" Heavy Chef event in Johannesburg in May 2014.

This is not a stock photo. This is a real interaction at the Gareth Cliff "Future of Radio / Unradio" Heavy Chef event in Johannesburg in May 2014.

 Andrew Watkins-Ball, one of Africa's most exciting entrepreneurs, at an event in 2017. And that's Fred, our founder in the background. He's trying to pick something out of his back molars with his tongue. 

Andrew Watkins-Ball, one of Africa's most exciting entrepreneurs, at an event in 2017. And that's Fred, our founder in the background. He's trying to pick something out of his back molars with his tongue. 

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