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Our story

About the brand

At The Vegan Chef, we create delectable gourmet and artisanal vegan food that is good for you and great for the planet.

 You can indulge in our mouth -watering menu at one of our TVC food outlets or restaurant partners. You can also purchase our frozen convenience range in store, online or at selected retail partners nationwide to prepare in the comfort of your home.

With our customer’s health and the environment at the heart of what we do we are pushing boundaries and innovating to ensure we continuously deliver exceptional plant based food in the most sustainable way for the planet.

Proudly South African

We are affiliated members of Proudly South African and we share a commitment to an uplifting ethos that promotes social and economic change and progress. We  make a meaningful contribution to building South Africa’s economy, alleviating unemployment and retaining existing employment opportunities.


How we started

The Vegan Chef started as a tiny food cart in Sandton, Johannesburg next to "Burger King". Our mission was to provide delectable Gourmet Comfort Food which was Cruelty Free.

TVC starts manufacturing

Besides creating and delivering an exceptional food experience at our stores, The Vegan Chef is also a vegan food manufacturer. At the TVC plant based factory we produce the vast majority of our menu items as well as an array of meat-free products and a frozen convenience range .

Where we are now

The Vegan Chef has food outlets situated in Gauteng and Durban. We have also partnered with other restaurants and food chains to bring our comfort food experiences to the rest of the country.

Out with the Old

We loved our old logo, but we heard your suggestions and created something modern.

In with the new

Something new and elegant that suits our brand perfectly

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Our Mission

Heres just a few things we believe and we want to share that with you

To deliver cruelty free comfort food that is delicious , good for our customers and great for the environment

To make plant based food experiences accessible both from a geographical and price perspective.

To pioneer and promote  environmentally friendly , equitable and socially responsible  manufacturing practices in an industry  still in the infancy stage.

We have a social responsibility

The vegan chef aims to promote plant based consumption in order to remove animal cruelty from the food industry , improve customer well being as a result of following a vegan lifestyle and improve environmental & ethical standards in the food manufacturing industry.  We believe that this mission will contribute to a better society for all beings in South Africa and we take this mission extremely seriously.

As far as possible , we source all our raw material and ingredients  from  local suppliers to ensure that  we help foster  sustainable business models for previously disadvantaged businesses. Our employment policy is also rooted in creating employment on an equitable basis with the majority of our employees coming from disadvantaged backgrounds. Our in-house training and chef schools provides the  platform to upskill  our staff to ensure they have the correct expertise, know-how  and business acumen to ensure they are marketable across the hospitality industry and even in a position to eventually start their own businesses once they are ready.