Duncan Welgemoed

Executive Chef at Africola
Participating in their 2nd CEO CookOff


I'm helping OzHarvest raise $3,000,000 to feed those in need in the OzHarvest CEO CookOff

I'm participating in OzHarvest's 2019 CEO CookOff, where top CEOs, chefs and companies work together to make a difference to Australia’s most vulnerable and reduce food waste.

We'd love your support in helping our organisation reach our fundraising goal! Every $1 donated to OzHarvest means they can deliver 2 meals to those in need.

Watch the video to see what this means to the people OzHarvest helps.

Stay tuned for the journey!

My Bio

A chef father, Portugese and Italian godparents, a music addiction and the cultural melting-pot that is South African society are the foundation of Welgemoed’s cooking ethos.

He sharpened his craft as a chef in the UK under executive chef Michael North at The Goose at Britwell Salome, who achieved a Michelin star during Welgemoed’s time there. Next stop was Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons – a competitive kitchen committed to excellence and doused in Michelin stars.
Relocating to Adelaide, Welgemoed was one of the founders of the acclaimed Bistro Dom, assuming the role of executive chef. Bistro Dom was subsequently named The Australian’s Hottest Restaurant in South Australia, a listing in Gourmet Traveller’s Top 100 and Welgemoed crowned The Advertiser’s Chef of the Year (2013).

In 2014 Welgemoed branched out on his own and opened Africola in November that year – it was a quirky, garish eatery and an ode to his South African heritage that harnessed his hallmark bold and unapologetic cooking style. Today Africola is laced with North African influences, showing that Welgemoed is adventurous, curious and always evolving.

Accolades continue to flood in and Africola has become a staple for national and international visitors, high profile music and film guests, industry legends and Adelaide foodies.

My Achievements

$5,000 raised – Halfway there!

$10,000 raised – Target reached!

Target Increased

$50,000 raised!!!