We don't host talkers. We host doers.

Heavy Chef speakers are the technologist, leaders and creatives that are changing the world - and then share their secret recipes on the Heavy Chef stage. Past speakers include SA President Thabo Mbeki, DJ Sbu, Sam Paddock, Masechaba Ndlovu, Shaun Tomson, Katlego Maphai, Luvuyo Rani, Adriana Marais, Michael Jordaan, DJ Mo Flava, Vinny Lingham, Xolisa Dyeshana, Gareth Cliff, Dave Duarte, Rich Mulholland, Justin Stanford, Reg Lascaris, Andrew Smith, Dr. Taddy Blecher, Dr. Carla Enslin, Arthur Goldstuck and many, many more. 

Upcoming Events:

Watch previous speakers’ videos

Check out our previous events (click here), complete with videos and write-ups, dating all the way back to 2009. 

Heavy Chef is proud to be partners with the following organisations:


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Get involved with the most technically advanced audience on the African continent. Our event audience is a digital savvy, socially influential community. Heavy Chef consistently achieves some of the highest social metrics on the African continent during event times. We regularly host CEOs, founders of listed African companies, digital influencers, media professionals and corporate teams from some of Africa's most recognised brands.

Heavy Chef Events: Audience Segmentation

The Numbers

Over 10 years. Over 100 speakers. Over 20,000 opted-in community members. Over 1m average Twitter impressions per event. Many 1,000s of glorious bottles of Backsberg wine consumed, and a whole lot of Vida coffees sunk. Heavy Chef is the funnest, most intellectually stimulating and most influential digital entrepreneurial technical barnstormical event in town. 




Social Reach

Monthly Social Impressions (when paired with Primedia Broadcasting)

Total aggregated social reach per month, via the entire HC universe.

Want to sponsor our events? 

Email Heavy Chef founder Fred Roed directly, here, or visit our contact page here