Vanessa Naudé

Vanessa Naude is a seasoned PR and communications specialist with over 30 years of experience and strength in communications strategy, PR, media relations, social media, and event management.

She is an entrepreneur with sought-after expertise in communications within the hospitality, gaming and tourism sectors. Her business, Strategic Public Relations, has been in operation since 2001, specialising in communications strategy, media relations, social media and content creation. Her career in PR, her tenure as General Manager of the South African Chefs Association, and more recently her work with NGOs in the hunger alleviation space, gives her a unique, purpose-led outlook, skills set and business acumen. She is a founding director of Chefs with Compassion, an non-profit organisation that was established in May 2020 in response to the COVID lockdown.

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