Chefs With Compassion

Thanks so much to Good News SA for running so beautifully with the latest press release!

Alliance Based on Compassion Gives Rise to Surplus-driven Movement

Follow our posts below for more details as they happen:

6-week milestone for the Kitchens With Compassion and Chefs With Compassion projects!

2020 05 19
From a humble 350 meals a day to a whopping 30 000+ meals in the last week – how this project has GROWN!
What started as a collaboration between Chef Philippe Frydman, Thava Indian Restaurant and Nosh Food Rescue NPC at the beginning of this Lockdown period has blossomed into a fantastic new partnership which is set to take this project sky-high and national
The five members of the new NPC are Nosh Food Rescue NPC, Slow Food International, The South African Chefs Association, Slow Food Chefs Alliance South Africa and Strategic Public Relations – and what an amazing team they are proving to be!

We’re now going to be shifting the Facebook activity from the Kitchens With Compassion group to the new Chefs with Compassion page, so we want to say THANK YOU for being so super supportive and we sincerely hope you’ll join us there as we do our collective best to fight food waste and alleviate hunger!


9 May – Scaling up fast, 21 500 cooked meals served in 5 weeks!
Workers’ day milestone – 21 000 cooked meals served in 4 weeks!

2020 04 15

During Lockdown 2020, NOSH Food Rescue continues to rescue food and feed those in need. We have partnered with renowned chefs across Johannesburg who are preparing meals with our rescued food, for as many as 1,000 people per chef per mealtime!

We have long wanted to establish closer ties with the restaurant fraternity but that initiative never got prioritised. Until now. We are now blazing ahead with Kitchens With Compassion collaboration. 🙂

Through our long-time friendship with Caroline McCann of Braeside Meat Market, who is one of our foremost cheerleaders, we were put into contact with Chef Philippe Frydman and Mathew Abrahams of Thava Indian Restaurant in Norwood. They were thinking along similar lines and jumped on board incredibly enthusiastically!

We envisage more than just a crisis-response, but an ongoing and long-lasting relationship whereby NOSH Food Rescue collaborates with restaurants and chefs around SA to make a dent in the terrible scourge that is food insecurity. After all, that is what chefs and restaurants do, right? They feed people!

Bon appetit 🙂

Hanneke van Linge of Nosh and Chef Philippe Frydman of Thava Indian Restaurant with a very, VERY large spoon!