Meet Chef Jenny Morris of Yumcious : 2021 Top 10 Woman Chef!



Chef Jenny Morris is a household name, not only locally but also internationally, through TV cooking shows, a radio show, six cookbooks, and through her restaurant Yumcious and her catering company Giggling Gourmet – The Cooks Playground, both in the Cape Quarter.  Chef Jenny is one of our 2021 Top 10 Women Chefs. She has won a bottle of Adhara Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil,

Chef Jenny is planning to reopen Yumcious this week, after the sad passing last month of her dear husband and business partner David.

Jenny and David opened Yumcious six years ago. She writes cookbooks, the latest one being ‘Yumcious’, with another up her sleeve. She and Reza Mohammed have done cooking shows  on their Fabulous Food Academy on the Food Network.  She also is a regular presenter on Heart FM.

Cape’s Top 10 Women Chefs of 2021 announced on Women’s Day!


I asked Chef Jenny the following questions:

1.  What is the best thing about the Lockdown for your business/your cooking  ?
To be honest I don’t think Lookdown has been the best thing for my business. It has however made people think out of the box and find ways to keep going and afloat.
From my Cooking, it’s given me time to play around with recipe development but not enough mouths to share it with because most of my clients are still working from home.
2.  What is the worst thing about the Lockdown for your business and your cooking ? 
Everything, I service the offices around my restaurant in de Waterkant and I  was ever so well supported until Covid reared its ugly head, unfortunately now 90 % of our clients work from home and this has a very negative effect on our industry.
3.  Are you planning to change anything in your business /cooking for the year ahead. 
I’m thinking of possibly opening my home for Intimate private dinners when tourism opens up again. We have a catering company and that does well because a lot of people prefer to isolate at home with their nearest and dearest.
4.  Anything else you wish to add?
I’m busy writing s new cook book, it will be book number 7, it given me a lot of pleasure.
My Radio Show, Fooding Around with Jenny Morris on Heart FM on a Thursday morning at 8h05 goes out on Facebook live each week. So I cook live for our listeners.


Congratulations Chef Jenny!


Yumcious, Cape Quarter, 27 Somerset Road, De Waterkant, Cape Town. Tel (021) 418-8000. Instagram: @jennymorrischef @yumciouscafe


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