South African Chef, Lorna Maseko cooks for Omarion in Los Angeles, California

Written by on 28 June, 2023

Well-known South African award-winning chef, Lorna Maseko shared her love for South African cuisine as she cooked up a storm for some familiar American stars, in a series of pictures posted on Instagram on Sunday, 25 June.

Lorna captioned the post, “This week I hosted my first pop up in Los Angeles, California celebrating South African food and showcasing my beautiful country and heritage. The event was attended by colleagues and friends, new and old. It’s always been my goal and vision to take South African food to the world – what an amazing evening & incredible crowd of people to have in one room, one for the books and a very proud moment!”

She concluded, “[Here’s] a glimpse of what went down – more coming soon! 🇿🇦 🥂❤️Thanks to @brandsouthafrica & @amarula_official for helping bring this vision to life!”

Besides the two dishes previously mentioned, Lorna also served guests venison carpaccio, gemere (ginger beer) sorbet, pickled fish broth, and Amarula milktart. As seen on the menu, she served Americans amagwinya (fat cakes) with achar and chicken livers, pickled fish broth, a seven-colour dish, and handed each of them ginger. And, for dessert, she also made a classic Amarula milk tart.

American R&B singer, songwriter, actor and dancer Omari Ishmael Grandberry, better known by his stage name Omarion, was amongst the guest who were served by Maseko.

Both celebs and fans took to Lorna’s comments section to congratulate her.

TV Host and co-founder of Quick Face Beauty Ayanda Thabethe wrote, “Very well done @lornamaseko .”

Actor Khaya Dladla said, “I do love this for you lover .”

“You’re definitely in your element and it shows. Congratulations on this prestigious achievement ,” wrote a supperter.

While another expressed, “Oh my word !! I love this !!!!! I think it’s so important to have a greater representation of South African cuisine in the culinary world! Love love love ! Menu looks delicious! Congrats !! ❤️❤️❤️.”

@zizotshwete said: LORNA MASEKO!!!!!!! (Insert slow clap!👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽) Kubo sweetheart! Stay shining!!! Rooting for your every success!!! @lornamaseko

@ayandathabetheposted: Very well done @lornamaseko 👏@chefnti said: Very well done Lorns!!!🔥🔥🔥🔥❤️

Well Done Lorna!!!

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