Delicious Festival FAQ’s

Who is Chefs with Compassion?

Since its inception as a response to the first lockdown in 2020, which left many people out of work and vulnerable, Chefs with Compassion has served more than 3.3-million meals through our network of more than 30 community kitchens. We rescue food that would otherwise go to waste, cook through our network of community chefs, and feed the most food vulnerable in communities across Joburg. To date, Chefs with Compassion has rescued 1.5-million kilograms of food. In July this year, our #67000litres campaign ensured 350 000 people received a hearty cup of soup in commemoration of Mandela Day.

How is Chefs with Compassion involved in the Delicious Festival?

In the spirit of ubuntu, the DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival and its partners hope to raise R500 000 to help Chefs with Compassion continue feeding those who have fallen on hard times.

R500 000 raised for Chefs with Compassion means 50 000 hungry people will receive a nutritious meal.

How can festival-goers support Chefs with Compassion?

  • Buy a care pack containing non-perishable food for R60 at participating Sasol Delight stores and at the Sasol Gazebo at the Festival.
  • Come to the Chefs with Compassion stand and meet the celebrity chefs who have come out to support our cause, sign plates that can be purchased for R50, and get social with festival-goers. On Saturday you can expect to meet Chef Nti, Chef Wandile Mabaso of Les Creatifs restaurant, Chef Moses Moloi of Zioux restaurant and Chef Naledi, and on Sunday come and meet Chef Zanele van Zyl and The Lazy Makoti. If you've purchased a plate signed by a celebrity chef, you'll automatically be in line to win the opportunity to savour sundowners on the Main Stage each day!
  • Treat yourself to a Heritage Day meal of delicious braaied meat in the Fire Pit alongside the Chefs with Compassion stand. For just R140 you’ll get a meal for two people, a delicious celebration of Braai Day PLUS R20 from every plate will be donated to CWC.
  • Enter a raffle to win an exclusive commemorative magnum of red wine signed by some of the Delicious Festival artists! There’s a one in 300 chance of winning this exclusive magnum of wine and tickets are just R200.

How can non ticket-holders support Chefs with Compassion?

  • Even if you can’t be at the Festival, you can still support Chefs with Compassion this Heritage Day. Donations are gratefully accepted and Section 18A certificates will be provided on request. Please go to to make a donation.

Notes from the Kitchen

We received large donations of vegetables and utensils from Chefs with Compassion which are helping us maintain our homeless soup kitchen that feeds over 200 people daily and vulnerable children in informal settlements in Berea.

Themba Mbatha-Chalumbira,
One Moment Foundation

After my restaurant business shut down at the start of lockdown, I saw people struggling. They couldn’t get food to eat. I chose to make a difference and I started a soup kitchen to feed people, with help from my staff and family – and Chefs with Compassion.

Thandi Dyantjie,

I used to have a catering business before Covid. Now I am involved with Chefs with Compassion in serving my community by cooking food and also sharing it with other organisations for their communities. I feed 1,500 people each week.

Busi Twala ,

We would like to thank the CWC team as they continuously provide rescued produce that has helped us feed hundreds of thousands of hungry people since the start of the lockdowns.

Dr Nishaan Kishore,
Infinity Foundation

Hope of the Hopeless Centre would not be open if it was not for CWC, which came and rescued us in the pandemic.

Margo Williams,
Hope of the Hopeless, Ennerdale

CWC gives Army of Yahweh the opportunity to help other soup kitchens for children and old age homes and vulnerable people in informal settlements in different areas.

Pastor Adrian Breda,
Army of Yahweh