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Chefs Wandile Mabaso & Johannes Richter Collaborate In Sandton

Two of South Africa’s award-winning chefs, Chef Wandile Mabaso and Chef Johannes Richter, are set to join forces for a unique two-day culinary collaboration in greater Sandton.


  • The collaboration will take place over two dinner services on 19 and 20 July 2024.
  • Hosted at Les Creatifs, the two chefs will present a four-hands dinner, showcasing their celebrated culinary capabilities delivered across seven exceptional dishes.
  • Together, these two chefs promise to deliver an extraordinary dining experience that reflects their shared values and their individual talents.
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Chef Johannes Richter, known for his critically acclaimed restaurant The LivingRoom at Summerhill Guest Estate in Cowies Hill, Durban, will head to Sandton to cook alongside Chef Wandile Mabaso at his esteemed Bryanston restaurant, Les Creatifs.


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The collaboration will celebrate the pair’s shared passion for endemic and indigenous ingredients, age-old African cooking techniques, and their deep love for South African culture and heritage. Image: The LivingRoom / Les Creatifs

Guests can anticipate a remarkable culinary experience as Chef Wandile’s celebrated take on African fine-dining merges with Chef Johannes’s hyper-local, sustainability-cantered cooking, promising a meal to remember.

We’re super excited to be hosting Chef Johannes in our kitchen. I think there’s definitely a commonality to our cooking, especially when it comes to creativity, humility, and shared respect for nature and cultural heritage.

// Chef Wandile Mabaso


The chefs will each serve up three of their own dishes and will also collaborate on a lamb main course, utilizing the animal from nose-to-tail as a testament to their creativity and shared sustainable ethos. The wines for the series will be expertly paired by The LivingRoom sommelier, Johanna Richter, enhancing the dining experience. For Chef Johannes, this marks his first-time cooking in Sandton.

I’m very much looking forward to cooking alongside Chef Wandile. I’m equally excited to be bringing a small taste of what we do here in Durban up to the City of Gold.

// Chef Johannes Richter


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By blending their unique styles and philosophies, Chef Wandile and Chef Johannes aim to offer diners an unforgettable experience that honours tradition while pushing the boundaries of contemporary cooking. Image: The LivingRoom

Chef Wandile Mabaso has garnered acclaim for his innovative approach to African fine dining at Les Creatifs, where he melds traditional flavours with modern techniques to create dishes that are as visually stunning as they are delicious. His philosophy revolves around using locally sourced, high-quality ingredients to craft menus that tell a story of South Africa’s diverse culinary landscape.


Chef Johannes Richter, on the other hand, has made a name for himself with his hyper-local, sustainability-centred approach at The LivingRoom. His dedication to using endemic ingredients and sustainable practices has set a new standard for ethical dining in Durban, making The LivingRoom a must-visit destination for food lovers.


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Whether you’re a long-time fan of their work or a newcomer to their culinary artistry, this collaboration at Les Creatifs is an event not to be missed! Image: The LivingRoom / Les Creatifs

The collaboration will run for lunch and dinner on Friday, the 19 July 2024, and for dinner on Saturday, the 20 July 2024. The dinner will be priced at R2500 per person for the seven-course menu with wine pairing. This exclusive event offers a unique opportunity for food enthusiasts to indulge in a blend of two distinct culinary philosophies, unified by a common appreciation for African ingredients and sustainable practices.


Bookings can be made via Dineplan for either Friday, 19 July 2024, or Saturday, 20 July 2024. For further inquiries, contact Les Creatifs directly at +27 67 254 6976.


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