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. Together with our partners, we aim to inspire our community members to start things and empower them to succeed.
*Nope, nothing to do with cooking. Heavy Chef runs events, workshops and internships for graduates, entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs in South Africa and beyond.
Our monthly events have been running since 2007 and have featured business visionaries, entrepreneurs, leaders, creatives, technologists, disrupters, thought leaders, politicians, treeshakers, and eccentrics - frankly, most of whom were crazy mofos. The one thing they all have in common? They're all doers.
Our team of world-class facilitators team up with Heavy Chef's formidable network of thought-leaders, visionaries and business leaders to bring you the most adrenaline-fuelled workshops available. We tailor the sessions for our clients, or join in our regular workshops. To find out more, click here.
Heavy Chef takes international graduates and entrepreneurs to visit local African businesses. We provide a unique mix of education, social entrepreneur work experience and community involvement. Interns on the Heavy Chef programme will receive a internationally-recognised academic certificate.
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