Siba Mtongana is a young and dynamic food enthusiast who brought style and charisma to the South African television food scene.
In 2013 her first series with Food Network, Siba’s Table, aired on the channel in more than 90 countries in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Following its success, Siba now hosts her brand new shows Siba’s Table Fast Feasts, Siba’s Table 2 and has recently been a judge on the extremely successful, fast-paced culinary game show, Chopped South Africa.
Siba holds a degree in Food and Consumer Sciences, majoring in Food and Food Science as well as Nutrition. She specialises in recipe development, food writing and food styling, and has won three prestigious Galliova Awards for her food journalism and her involvement in the South African food arena. Among other activities, Siba develops food supplements or booklets for clients, judges food-related events, holds food workshops and demonstrations, gives food and nutrition talks in different platforms throughout the country, hosts TV and radio discussions on food programmes and related topics and motivates youth in different platforms by sharing her story.
She also inspires students studying food-related courses at universities and colleges by showcasing food media as a career choice. Siba believes in giving back and is now a patron for Foodbank South Africa, an organisation that fights against hunger and malnutrition through food rescuing programmes whist working with other community based projects helping those affected with HIV/AIDS. In 2014 Oprah put Siba on her prestigious O’s Power List which pays tribute to women from the African continent who, through their lives, are inspiring others to follow and fulfil their purpose, as the truest version of themselves.