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Mogau Seshoene

Tagline: The Lazy Makoti

Speaker Highlights

  • Culinary Innovation: Mogau Seshoene, founder of The Lazy Makoti, has revolutionized the South African culinary scene with her innovative approach to traditional cooking. Through her platform, she introduces modern twists to classic recipes, making traditional African cuisine accessible and exciting for a new generation.
  • Empowering Home Cooks: The Lazy Makoti empowers home cooks of all skill levels to embrace their heritage and explore the rich tapestry of South African flavors. Mogau’s easy-to-follow recipes and engaging cooking classes demystify traditional cooking techniques, instilling confidence and pride in aspiring chefs across the country.
  • Cultural Preservation: Mogau’s dedication to preserving South Africa’s culinary heritage shines through in every dish she creates. By celebrating the diversity of local ingredients and cooking traditions, she promotes a deeper appreciation for the country’s cultural richness and fosters a sense of unity and pride within the community.
  • Social Impact: Beyond the kitchen, The Lazy Makoti serves as a platform for social change, advocating for inclusivity, diversity, and empowerment. Through partnerships with local artisans and farmers, Mogau champions sustainable practices and supports small-scale producers, driving positive change within the food industry.

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  • Johannesburg

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Mogau Seshoene founded The Lazy Makoti in 2014 after leaving the corporate world to focus on her love for food, and on preserving South African cuisine and heritage. What began as lessons for a friend, a bride-to-be who was afraid of being labelled “The Lazy Makoti” (the lazy daughter-in-law) because she couldn’t cook, has evolved […]

Mogau Seshoene founded The Lazy Makoti in 2014 after leaving the corporate world to focus on her love for food, and on preserving South African cuisine and heritage.

What began as lessons for a friend, a bride-to-be who was afraid of being labelled “The Lazy Makoti” (the lazy daughter-in-law) because she couldn’t cook, has evolved into a business.

Mogau has since been included on the M&G top 200 Young SA list (2015) and hosted a season of a TV show entitled Cooks For Life on which she demonstrated easier and healthier ways to prepare African and South African cuisine.

In 2016 she obtained a Culinary Arts qualification from the Chefs Training and Innovation Academy and completed the industry training under Chef Werner at The Saxon Hotel in Johannesburg.

In the same year, she took part in the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders at the University of Wisconsin, Stout, in the US and made the Forbes Africa 30 under 30s list. Mogau is also one of the Brand South Africa’s Play your Part ambassadors.

Mogau Seshoene | The Lazy Makoti

Through her book, she hosts a series of cooking classes targeted at young, modern Afropolitans who have a keen interest in learning to navigate the kitchen with ease and flair.

Mogau Seshoene has also been a contributing food editor for the weekly newspaper, Sunday World. She is also a contributing food writer to Woolworths Taste Magazine.

Mogau’s debut cookbook, The Lazy Makoti’s Guide to the Kitchen has been a roaring success.

It reached bestseller status and is going on a 11th reprint, which means more than 35 000 books have been sold.

At the 24th International Gourmand Awards 2019, in Macao, the book was a winner in two categories: First Cookbook and Best Photography.

Mogau Seshoene second cookbook, Hosting With Lazy Makoti, is also a best seller and was awarded cookbook of the year at the 2022 Restaurant and Culinary Luxe Awards.

She just launched her Homeware and Gifting range with Woolworths that hit the shelves in December 2022.

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