Ayabonga Gope

Ayabonga Gope

Current Private chef and brand ambassador
Born 23 October 1991, Eastern Cape
Training The Chef’s and Hospitality Skills Academy
Work history Sous chef at The Commodore Hotel; Manna Epicure; The Deck House; Green Catering; Foodlab; ambassador for Food Lovers Co.
Inspiration “The idea of life in everything.”

Restaurants he rates in 2020

Best casual eatery The Stack
Best fine-dining restaurant The Test Kitchen
Best wine farm restaurant Simon’s at Groot Constantia
Best restaurant for speciality cuisine 4 Roomed Ekasi
Best new restaurant Lily’s
Best restaurant that’s stood the test of time Salsify at The Roundhouse
Best spot to indulge your guilty pleasure Bobo’s Brasserie
Best hole-in-the-wall Clarke’s Bar & Dining Room
Best overall restaurant experience Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia