Heritage dinner


Truly the only way to kick off Heritage day is to book your spot at our Heritage dinner table. Be a part of this amazing collaboration between Met Madri and Thando, two South African Chefs coming together to prepare our favorite dishes from home. The six-course dinner full of authentic flavors will take you on a culinary trip from Amsterdam to the Cape.

Sample some of the best South Africa has to offer through our six-course dinner and paired wines, promising to be an unforgettable culinary experience

Oxtail Night with my family

 31 October

Join my family as we share our dinner table with you. Starting off our new 'Come dine with us' venture, we will share an oxtail dinner together. Experience the meals we enjoy in a warm cozy environment.
I look forward to seeing you at my table!

Zuid-Afrikaanse Kerstmarkt

22 November

On Sunday, November 22nd, the South Africa House on the Keizersgracht in Amsterdam organizes a Christmas market with a wide range of handmade products and items from South Africa. Find your Christmas and Santa Claus gifts here: varying from ceramics, accessories, clothes, books and art to delicacies such as biltong, beskuit, cake, fudge, herb packets, boerewors rolls, milk tea pancakes and South African wine. Some products can be pre-ordered from the participants, such as a tastebox, Bobotie and Kip peri-peri to take with you (see participants below). Coffee, tea and mulled wine are available at a low price. Of course, our own specialties are not missing: books, both new and second-hand.

Dine with us


In the Stunning outskirts of Amsterdam City, join my family and I for an African Inspired dinner in our home.
Sit around my table and enjoy a hearty home-cooked meal, with a twist. Take a glimpse into the sort of meals my family enjoys, and how I create art on a plate. With great wine and light-hearted banter

Each week I will serve something different, check my social media to know what is on the menu that week.

These meals are also available as a box take away for those that prefer to eat at home

Please keep in mind there are limited spots due to the corona regulation. At this time we can only receive the recommended 3 adults, kids are welcome

What is Thando?

The brand name Thando is derived from my name, which in the Zulu & Xhosa language means 'love.' 
Join me as we explore the wonderful diversity of South Africa, one dish at a time.

Experience a culinary safari like no other!

For me, food is about sourcing the finest ingredients in our community. Join me in my workshops or pop-ups where we explore fresh flavors, whilst sharing a part of my culture which is heavily influenced by Mandela's vision of a rainbow nation and Ubuntu 

What makes Thando different?


You can count on Thando to present you with a wonderful plate that tells a story, not just on delivery of flavor but the region it is inspired by too. 

My Mission

Is to inspire other food lovers to explore the great flavors and cultural diversity of Southern Africa. One of my main aims is to get people thinking outside of the box on how to prepare and serve meals from simple fresh ingredients, whilst putting their personal touch to it.

My Skills

We all have our strengths. I’ve honed in my skills and knowledge of Southern African cuisine and fuse it with other cultures. I am a well seasoned Afro-fusion chef who constantly pushes myself in the world of flavor, and presentation.

My Services

It's no secret—I love my work! But for me, real job-satisfaction comes from hosting  workshops and pop-ups, and seeing the satisfaction after that first bite !
You can find more info about everything I offer, here or on my other social platforms. 

Let's discover what I can do for you!


Visit my Gallery to get a feel for the style that my clients love. If you don't see what you're looking for, get in touch and I'll be happy to help.