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Heavy Chef Event: Design Thinking


  • Dr Carla Enslin, Co-Founder, IIE-Vega School.
  • Richard Perez, Founding Director at d-school Afrika.
  • Fred Roed, CEO of Heavy Chef.

This event was hosted on June 22, 2023 at the Hasso Plattner d-school Afrika, UCT Middle Campus, Cape Town.


Design Thinking has become a buzzword over the past decade, but what is it? And why is it essential for entrepreneurs and business leaders to embrace? With the problems confronting society currently, the process of thinking creatively is now more important than ever. Heavy Chef invited two luminaries in the South African design space to unpack the process of design thinking. Dr Carla Enslin, co-founder of IIE-Vega School, and Richard Perez, Founding Director at d-school Afrika, Cape Town, joined MC, Fred Roed on the Heavy Chef stage in June 2023. 


  • Heavy Chef events are brought to you by Payfast, Workshop17, Xero and xneelo
  • Venue kindly provided by Hasso Plattner d-school Afrika
  • Support is provided by Quicket, Sir Fruit, Goodleaf and Backsberg and Creed Living.
  • Heavy Chef is proud partners with Whipping the Cat and Global Citizen.