In an industry that worships things and beautiful women, one would think that celebrities and food don’t go together

But South Africa has several foodies who not only love good food but are starting businesses related to food.

J’Something and Siba Mtongana turned their passion for food into a money-making business, but these are not the only local stars who are obsessed with all things food.

Have a look at some of our favouite celebrity foodies


Maps Maponyane

Maps Maponyane loves food so much he decided to start his own burger joint. He gave the restaurant a cheeky name – ‘Buns Out’.

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“Just got a stamp of approval from my toughest critic after her first meal at our new burger joint @bunsoutlinden Now I know we’re destined for success,” he wrote on Instagram shortly after the opening.



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Aisha Baker

Fashion influencer Aisha Baker-Parnell is not only known for her love of clothing. The ‘Baked Online’ founder also enjoys cooking and baking for her husband, Wayne Parnell, and their son Khalid. She recently teamed up with Snowflake to create some of her favourite foods.

“Making koesisters for the first time… I love Koesisters (spicy sweet cape Malay donut) let’s just say making them was much harder than I thought! We do them every Sunday to celebrate the end of a tough week and start of a new exciting one! Watch to have a good laugh, surprisingly these turned out amazing, besides the questionable shape!” she wrote on Instagram.



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