“The Foundation has a simple objective - Provide Financial Support to our aspiring chefs who have a Dream of Becoming a Chef, however, are not able to fund the training costs” - Chef Martin​

The Dream to be a Chef foundation is the brainchild of Chef Martin Kobald, Vice President World Chefs, International Celebrity Judge and Past President South African Chefs Association. “Changing lives starts with changing the opportunities we give our communities” says Chef Martin.


The world needs our South African Chefs, it is our job to ensure we train, motivate and provide access for them. Through the platform of our Non-profit organisation, we hope to achieve this and so much more.


It is our responsibility as Chefs to provide a helping hand to our communities who have the passion, dream, and talent of becoming great chefs. This will be provided by way of bursaries to attend recognized, registered craft training facilities in SA.

Latest Projects

Global Pizza Challenge SA 2019

This Year Dream to be a Chef Foundation was involved with Hot 91.9 and Pizza Perfect, for the Global Pizza Challenge.The winning pizza was available at Pizza Perfect for a few Month’s and a portion of the profit’s went to the Foundation. 


We loved being a part of this project and can’t wait for next year!

Limpopo Toyota Braai Knights 2018 & 2019

Another year and another awesome competition! 


We are proud to be involved yet again with the Limpopo Braai Knights. This year R25 000 was donated to the foundation yet again! Thank you so much to all the teams & sponsors involved. 

Our First Fundraiser Luncheon

This year we held our first ever Dream to be a Chef Fundraiser Luncheon at the awesome Oakfield Farm – Wedding and Function Venue.


We managed to create a lot of awareness and raised over R50 000 to make dreams come true. Thank you everyone!

Mount Kilimanjaro

All to create and raise awareness for our Dream to be a Chef Foundation, the team took things to a whole new level by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro! They made it to the top and we couldn’t be prouder.

InfoChef 2019

Times Square Pretoria

Have a listen to what some of the top chefs have to say about our Dream to be a Chef Foundation!

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