Dieuveil Malonga

Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo and raised in Germany from the age of 13, this young chef took advantage of the fame and visibility he achieved through participating in Top Chef (France) to showcase and support African gastronomic talent. With Chefs in Africa, a digital platform founded in 2016, Malonga advises chefs and apprentices and puts them in contact with companies, academies, hotels and restaurants that might recruit them or offer grants. Its objective is to offer an opportunity to all young people with a vocation for cooking, like he was himself, so that they can overcome the barriers they currently face, such as lack of training, employment and discrimination. More than 4,000 chefs from African countries or in the diaspora have joined this network. Institutions such as the World Tourism Organisation and UNESCO have supported its work.