Benny Masekwameng, Executive Chef at Southern Sun SunSquare Montecasino MondoVino Restaurant, is the latest in a collection of South African celebrity chefs. He has been chosen as one of three judges for the renowned MasterChef SA reality television programme!
A genuine South African homegrown treasure, Benny was lured into the art of preparing and cooking food by his mother, who supplied meals to construction workers in Alexandra Township as an additional income. Benny believes it is this early start in his mom’s kitchen that set him off on his impressive culinary journey. After graduating in Catering Management at the Natal Technikon, Benny held various positions throughout South Africa and joined Southern Sun Hotels in 2006.
In 2009 Benny had the opportunity to work with Kenneth Ngubane when he started at the Southern Sun OR Tambo International Airport Hotel as Executive Sous Chef. Kenneth is another South African chef that found his home at Southern Sun Hotels and leads the culinary team and day to day operations at Southern Sun OR Tambo International Airport Hotel. Kenneth is known for dazzling guests in transit with his truly South African culinary delights!