Duncan Welgemoed is a force to be reckoned with and considered one of Australia’s best (adopted) cooking talents.  

Over the years, Welgemoed has become Adelaide’s official spirit animal – mythical beast, troublemaker, conversation starter. He has been awarded South Australia’s best chef and restaurant numerous times and featured in countless magazines, newspapers and TV shows around the world.

As owner and chef of Africola and Africola Canteen, frequented by rockstars and celebrities alike, his best-selling book Africola – Slow Food, Fast Words, Cult Chef is a staple on bookshelves and was cited on hit TV show The Bear on Hulu and Disney +. 

His new book Where There’s Fire is slated for release in 2024 and is set to make as many delicious waves as his first.