A small tribute to the huge effort of our 21 Pretoria kitchens, chefs, partners and sponsors.
The City of Tshwane is filled with incredible humans who rose to the challenge of cooking soup for Mandela Day.
A total of 21 kitchens participated, from north, east, west, south and as far as Hammanskraal – cooking a total of 14 838 litres of soup, which provided a nourishing meal to 59 352 people!
None of this would have been possible without the powerhouse that is Chef JB Bekker, who runs the Chefs with Compassion mini sharehouse in Pretoria. His energy and passion are unfailing, and he single-handedly coordinated the 21 kitchens.
Enormous thanks to each of these kitchens and the people who run them, who gave selflessly of their time, patience, dedication and compassion.
Our gratitude also to Biwaste Pretoria East and Bayteck for supporting our team on day with their 'compassion in transit' delivery of meals.
Kudos and thanks to the heroes of the day in and around Pretoria:
Bizza's Lifestyle Pub and Restaurant
Capital Hotel School
Capsicum Culinary Studio – Pretoria campus
Chefs Training and Innovation Academy
Comeduze soup kitchen
Cullinan Premier Hotel Spa & Restaurant
Chefs with Compassion Tshwane Hub
International Hotel School Pretoria Campus
Ladies On Wheels
Modisabana Day Care Centre
Prue Leith Culinary Institute
Sunnyside Community Centre
Tateni Community Care Services