Founder of the Mzansi International Culinary Festival (MICF) and Chef owner of Africa Meets Europe Cuisine, Nompumelelo Mqwebu is an enterprising chef who has travelled the world honing her skills. Locally and internationally trained, she has focused her energies in promoting and advocating for the elevation of authentic African cuisine with indigenous ingredients. Her debut cookbook Through the Eyes of an African Chef is the South African winner of the First Book and Self Published categories in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.
 The golden continental thread (Church Hall)
 The conscious kitchen (Council Chamber)