Chef Katlego is back and will show his fans how to bring Everyday Wow! into their homes by preparing amazing dishes in a simple and fun way. He’ll recreate classic recipes with a twist, to get the best out of the ingredients and create delicious meals.
Katlego Sebastian Mlambo was born and raised in the township of Eldorado Park in the south of Johannesburg. Spending most of his time in the kitchen with his grandmother, Katlego developed a passion for cooking from a young age.
After completing his schooling at King Edward VII high school (KES), Katlego began saving towards his culinary education and chose the Sillwood School of cookery to embark on a three-year Cordon Bleus Grande Diplome – the most comprehensive culinary course available in South Africa. Upon graduation, Katlego made his way through the high-end Cape Town restaurant scene, working at establishments such as La Colombe, The Roundhouse and Rust en Vrede, before traveling to the US to work at The Pitcher Inn in Vermont.
Two years later, homesick Katlego returned to Johannesburg to work as a sous-chef at the prestigious Saxon Hotel Villas and Spa. After the Saxon, Katlego found himself back in Cape Town, this time under the tutelage of Luke Dale Robert as the group’s Executive Sous-Chef.
Although Cape Town was a fantastic experience, Johannesburg was always dear to Katlego’s heart. In March 2019, he joined the Steyn Entertainment group in his first role as Head Chef of The Marabi Jazz Club and The Hallmark House Hotel. In April of 2019, Katlego had the honour of cooking for President Barack Obama at the National Museum of African American History in Washington DC.
In November 2019, Katlego was awarded the Nederburg Rising Star Award at The Eat Out Awards, recognising his distinctive mark on the culinary industry.
Last year fans could see Katlego in the Food Network show ‘Inside Job with chef Katlego Mlambo’ where he told the story of his love for South African ingredients and fine dining culture while dancing through his exceptional gourmet recipes. After the big success of the show, chef Katlego partnered up again with Food Network for the brand-new show ‘Everyday Wow!’. In this cooking show, Katlego shows how to cook great food in a simple and easy way, using everyday ingredients, creating something delicious that Katlego would like to eat and share.