25 Feb Chef Benny - Chef Vusi Kunene
I started a mobile sushi bar in 2005, with a dream of owning a restaurant one day. Each year, I would build on the previous year’s success, making appearances at wine festivals, food shows and markets, including Maboneng’s Market on Main. Slowly, The Blackanese gathered momentum and more customers. Starring in the Hansa Pilsner TV campaign accelerated my growth by introducing my brand and business to millions of homes around the country. The advertising support from Hansa helped place The Blackanese on a nationwide map so much so that one of my chefs, inspired by the ad, hitch-hiked all the way from Welkom to come and work for me in Johannesburg.