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Q and A with Chef Mogau, The Lazy Makoti


We loved chatting to the beautiful Mogau Seshoene recently – from a 9-5 job to a full-time Chef, Mogau is now teaching others to get back into the kitchen!

When did you realise that sharing tips and advice on cooking was what you wanted to make a career of?

I started giving cooking lessons a few years ago and realized that I got more joy doing that on weekends than I did from my 9-5. That’s when I decided to pursue it as a career

What’s in store for you in 2019?

My cookbook, The Lazy Makoti’s Guide to the Kitchen has only been out for just over 4 months, so this year I’ll be doing more promo and book signings across the country. Also a TV show is on the horizon.

3 tips for woman entrepreneurs?

  • Passion – Very cliché, but passion is everything and will help you through the rainy days
  • Help – Know when to ask for help or advice
  • Support system – Very important! Surround yourself with other entrepreneurs for the much needed encouragement and a shoulder to cry on when things get tough

Foods you cannot live without?

Avo and garlic

Tea or coffee?

Definitely tea. I have 10 different variations in my pantry.

What is your favourite indulgence of choice?


Advice for keeping a good work-life balance?

Learn  the art of saying no. you know what they say, jack of all trades master of none. Take the much needed break when you need it, hard to do when you are an entrepreneur but def worth the try.

What is your go-to snack on the run?

Oats bar although I really am trying to get off sugar or nuts.

What makes you the happiest?

Teaching people a new skill. Watching someone who was previously intimidated by cooking turn into an adventurous cook. And trying new combinations.