Going into the food industry is risky business…

What if it flops? What if you get a bad reputation? What if you go into debt?

These South African stars – who are foodies of note – were not afraid to take the leap of faith and opened their own restaurants.

They’re confident in their abilities and proud of their establishments.

Calling all food lovers: Take a look at five locally-owned restaurants…


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The My Kitchen Rules South Africa host opened his own spot – Something’s Cooking By J’Something – in Pretoria to rave reviews in 2017

He even has plans to branch out into other provinces



Lorna Maseko

The Top Billing presenter and celeb chef is the proud co-owner of bakery The Bread Basket in Morningside, Johannesburg