Seldom do patrons have the privilege of meeting the chefs behind the gastronomic delights they’re served at restaurants, but this week the Sunday Times Lifestyle How She Does It series invites online audiences to join Aspasia Karras, publisher of Sunday Times Lifestyle, as she speaks with one of the country’s most acclaimed chefs, Chantel Dartnall.

Chantel has not only been acknowledged twice as the Eat Out Chef of the Year, but her prestigious accolades gets others in the industry salivating too:

  • Best Female Chef in the World (2017)
  • Tourism & Hospitality Counsel of South Africa’s Best Chef (2018), and Restaurant Mosaic as Best Restaurant (2018).
  • Ranked number 32 in the Top 300 Chefs in the World (2018)
  • Luxury Travel Guide Awards’ Chef of the Year for Africa and the Middle East (2017 & 2019)

Chantel will tell us what she values, how she copes with everyday challenges, and the advice she’d give her younger self.

Sunday Times Lifestyle How She Does It series takes us up-close-and-personal, and into the lives of South African women who are achieving great things. How She Does It celebrates formidable, accomplished women who are confident in their vulnerability, and open to sharing the daily trials and tribulations they face. It’s uplifting and motivating at a time when we all need something to smile about, and find inspiration in.