[New show] Flava Queens
Bump up the flava with our new cooking show, Flava Queens, brought to you by Wellington’s. Starts this Friday, 19 May at 5:30PM.
Hosted by chef and TV personality Lentswe Bhengu alongside resident judge Dorah Sitole, the show will showcase the Queens at community based locations where they will embark on cooking challenges based on traditional meals with a gourmet twist. There will be weekly eliminations until the ultimate Flava Queen is crowned and wins R100 000 cash.
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Meet the Flava Queens:
This Alexandra born and bred 40-year-old queen is a creative cook. She learned to cook by watching other people at funerals, feasts, stokvels, and restaurants and so on. So great is her love for cooking that she left her job at a bank and invested in her business of food making. She is the prime cook at her household. Tumi is a mother, aunt, sister and brings her A- game to the show.
Hailing from the Eastern Cape, Louisa is a mother of 5 who taught herself to cook from magazine recipes while she worked as a cook for a chain store. Like many, she decided to come to Johannesburg to pursue her dreams of having a business of her own. With all the odds against her, she operates a daily food business from her caravan in downtown Johannesburg. She says her secret to good food is being consistent with flavour in every dish she makes.
The best ingredient to put in your food is love, so says Paulina who hails from Botshabelo. This 40-year-old single mother is a go getter who has a passion for preparing food for other people. She cooks from the heart and her customers and family love the food she makes. A kasi girl through and through, Paulina is a force to be reckoned with in the kitchen.
Prudence is 41 from Midrand. Being raised by a chef, Prudence had to ensure she served the best food, lest she be judged by his culinary skills. Her late brother left her with a skill that has now become her passion. She says today she cooks well and presents her colourful food in a unique way every time. Her favourite saying is: We eat with our eyes first.
When her late mother spent endless days in hospital, someone had to make food for the family. Lebo had to learn to cook at an early age under unfavourable conditions. Today, this businesswoman, mother and wife uses her cooking skills to not only feed her family but to keep her business going as well. Her biggest dream is to operate a self-owned restaurant serving African Cuisine.
Experience is the best teacher. Sophia is 58 and lives in Sharpeville. Her passion for food has seen her acquire a name for herself in her hometown. She makes a living by selling food from her house. She has no set menu, she makes food from the heart and customers always appreciate whatever she has made. Sophia is a mother of 2 and a grandmother of 2. Her love for cooking was instilled by her mother. To this day, Sophia still makes food just the way her mother used to.
Who will be the ultimate Flava Queen?