Sue Gajathar - The Vegan Chef

Expedition Business

Apr 19 2024 • 58 mins

Sue Gajathar wants to change the world one meal at a time!!  And by the looks of it, she is making serious progress.

Have you ever considered starting your own restaurant or frozen food brand?  Then you cannot miss out on this episode!

Three years ago Sue Gajathar embarked on a journey to try the global initiative Veganuary, which is a month dedicated to going vegan. It is at that point that my life changed.

Growing up in a small town in KwaZulu-Natal, she was raised by my mother who was an entrepreneur.  Her career as a specialist expatriate tax consultant took a massive fork in the road when a Veganuary challenge turned into what is known today as The Vegan Chef!

"I am vegan because of the health and environmental benefits of a vegan lifestyle. My family test kitchen ignited my passion to want to share my experience with others.  The vegan food cart in Sandton became so popular that I had to choose between my career and my newfound passion."

TVC's vision is to become the first vertically integrated global leader in the manufacturing, retailing, and restaurant industry for vegan and plant-based food and products. Their goal is to deliver gourmet cruelty-free vegan food that is delicious, good for our customer's well-being, and produced in an environmentally sustainable way.

Listen to this podcast to find out more about The Vegan Chef's passion for top-of-the-range vegan food and the why's, what's, and hows of starting your restaurant and or frozen food range.

Expedition Business is hosted by Christél Rosslee-Venter

Some of The Vegan Chef's accolades:

  • EY  Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ EMEIA class of 2021
  • “Best Vegan Food Chain – South Africa”  Luxlife  “Best Vegan 2023” Uber Eats
  • “Top 10 list of Eco-Conscious Vegan Restaurants in the world” Happy Cow
  • “Restaurant of the Month, globally, for August 2021” Abillion
  • Exhibiting Chef at the Plant-Powered Show
  • Exhibiting Chef at ECR House & Garden Show
  • Founder of the Fourways Rustic & Gourmet Market - promotion of job creation and sustainability of small businesses