Greetings from KIZA, an authentic Pan-African restaurant at DIFC. Since its launch over four years ago, KIZA continues to receive those craving the taste of Africa. The continent with its diverse influence of culinary is one that inspires many up to date. Today, we would like to introduce you to KIZA and Chef Swana for possibilities to explore the true palate of Africa.
About Chef Kuhle Swana
Born in South African, Chef Kuhle Swana is the Head Chef at Kiza Dubai.
Swana, 30, has gone from small town girl to a Professional Chef Middle East 2019 nominee, but her culinary journey has been nothing less than extraordinary.
Born in Flagstaff in the OR Tambo district municipality in the Eastern Cape, Swana grew up in Margate and Empangeni in KwaZulu-Natal where her passion for food developed.
Her mother and grandmother, the two most important women in her life, instilled in her a work ethic and hunger to learn at a very young age.
“Helping my mother and grandmother in the kitchen are some of my favourite times from when I was younger,” says Swana
These early lessons led her to study culinary arts at the International Hotel School in Durban where she graduated as a chef after three years in 2011. Soon after she decided to leave SA to pursue her culinary dreams in the United Arab Emirates where she had honed her skills for the past eight years.
About KIZA Restaurant & Lounge
KIZA, the first authentic African fine dining restaurant in Dubai, features Pan-African menu of popular dishes from across the continent. Located in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), KIZA is the perfect destination to experience Africa, discover the flavours from corners of the continent while enjoying sounds of Africa. From fragrant Chicken Brik and Couscous (Northern Africa), to “Rainbow Cuisine” of South Africa, to spicy stews of West Africa and the traditional meat dishes and soups of East Africa, every dish demonstrates the diversity of the continent’s palate. An African band punctuates the evening as you embark on your journey to discover the taste of the food known for its bold and distinctive flavours, rich, earthy textures and deep, spicy undertones. The chefs at KIZA play to the culinary senses while showcasing the best of their homelands’ cuisines.
Chef Swana is available for interviews well as to share recipes for the food pages. We would also like to invite you to KIZA for experience exotic tastes of Africa
For more press information, please contact:
KIZA Restaurant & Lounge
Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC
Tel: 971 4 453 9038
https://kiza.ae/BOOK A TABLEreservations@kiza.ae CALL US+971 4 453 9038