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10 Interesting Facts About Chef Lentswe Bhengu

10 Interesting Facts About Chef Lentswe Bhengu. His is a story of making a living out of your passion. Lentswe Behngu has always been fascinated by cooking, and now he is one of the best chefs in the country. Through is craft, he is now a TV personality and content creator among other things. Learn more about this talented chef from the 10 facts about him below.

1. Lentswe Bhengu, born and raised in KwaZulu Natal in 1986. He started off plying his trade in the investment finance space.

2. After 5 years in the industry, Lentswe traded in his suit and tie for a chef hat and spatula and in 2010 enrolled at The Culinary Academy in the Cape Winelands. He later graduated as a professional chef underwritten by City & Guilds.

3. He has worked his way up in the food industry at fine dining restaurants like The Savoy Cabbage, The Roundhouse Restaurant, Saucisse Deli and a number of catering companies in and around Cape Town and Durban.

5. Lentswe’s entertainment credits include South Africa’s first food web series, Africa on a Plate. He traveled across the continent filming the series and provided online food content such as weekly recipes, videos and blogs for the site.

6. Through his talent and passion, Lentswe has bagged a number of TV shows. He presented a local television cooking show for Soweto TV, called Kasi Kitchen, which aired for six months in 2014. Lentswe has also appeared regularly on SABC3’s Expresso as a guest chef.

7. In 2014, his production house, Green Zebra Production was commissioned to produce a television version of “Africa on a Plate” for US Network, The Africa Channel, a fully commissioned 14-part Travel and Cooking Series.

8. In 2016 he replaced Donovan Goliath as the host of the second season of the BBC Lifestyle competition series, The Great South African Bake Off, and in 2017, Lentswe was the host of the advertiser-funded cooking reality series, Flava Queens, which aired on e.tv.

9. Lentswe recently joined Mzansi Magic cooking show, Celebrity Mystery Box, which he co-hosts with the phenomenal Chef Nti.

10. On a more personal note, Lentswe is off the market as he and his boyfriend Langa Mavuso are madly in love. Lentswe and the talented singer always paint the town red with beautiful pictures and videos on social media.

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