If you love a little soul with your soul food, head on down to The Marabi Club in Hallmark House, a luxury urban hotel located in Jozi’s vibrant Maboneng Precinct, where South African chef Katlego Mlambo has launched his pop-up eatery.
Mentored by top SA chefs
Mlambo is an acclaimed chef who has enjoyed a colourful culinary journey. After attending the Silwood School of Cookery in Cape Town, he spent the next 10 years honing his skills under the eye of top South African chefs, including Luke Dale Roberts, PJ Vadas, Eric Bulpitt and Scot Kirton, with stints at The Test Kitchen, The Pot Luck Club, The Commissary, The Roundhouse and La Colombe.
When he returned to Johannesburg, his home town, he took the helm in The Marabi Club kitchen. Over the years he received many accolades including the Nederburg Rising Star Award and African Restaurant of The Year for Marabi. During his time at La Colombe, the Cape Town restaurant was awarded top spot at the 2019 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards.
Mlambo has cooked for big names such as Kelly Rowland, Carmelo Anthony, Black Coffee, and Jay Z and Beyoncé, and in 2019 was the lead chef for the Mandela 100 Years USA event hosted by President Barack Obama in Washington DC.