Lentswe Bhengu Biography: Wife, Net Worth, Family, Wikipedia, Nationality, Height, Instagram

January 26, 2024 0 Posted By Johnson Ajiboye

Lentswe Bhengu was a renowned South African chef and TV personality passionate about food and culture.

He hosted several cooking shows and events, showcasing his talent and creativity in the culinary arts.

He was also a presenter, a judge, and an author who wanted to share his love for African cuisine with the world. He was widely admired and respected for his skill, charisma, and generosity.


  • Full name: Lentswe Bhengu
  • Date of birth: July 22, 1986
  • Date of death: February 28, 2023
  • Age at death: 36 years old (time of death)
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of birth: KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • Nationality: South African
  • Profession: Chef and TV personality
  • Height: 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
  • Parents: N/A
  • Siblings: N/A
  • Spouse: N/A
  • Children: N/A
  • Relationship status: N/A
  • Net worth: $3.5 million

Early Life & Education

Lentswe Bhengu, who was 36 years old when he passed away, was born on July 22, 1986, in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

He developed an interest in food and dining from a young age and learned to cook by following his mother around the kitchen. He attended Crawford College in Durban, where he excelled in academics and sports.

He then moved to Cape Town to pursue his dream of becoming a professional chef and enrolled at The Culinary Academy in the Cape Winelands.

He graduated with a diploma in professional cookery and patisserie in 2008.

Personal Life

Lentswe Bhengu was very private about his personal life and did not reveal much about his family, relationships, or marital status.

He was known to be a friendly, humble, and generous person who loved to travel and explore different cultures and cuisines. He was also a devout Christian who believed in God and prayed daily.

He enjoyed spending time with his friends and colleagues, who described him as fun-loving, adventurous, and supportive.

He was also a philanthropist who supported various causes and charities, such as the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund and the World Food Programme.


Lentswe Bhengu had a successful and diverse career in the culinary and media industry.

He started his career as a chef at some of the top restaurants in South Africa, such as The Roundhouse, The Test Kitchen, and The Pot Luck Club.

He then ventured into the TV industry and became a host, presenter, and judge for many food-themed shows and events.

He was best known for hosting the show Africa on a Plate, which aired on The Africa Channel and showcased his journey across the continent, discovering and celebrating its rich and diverse culinary heritage.

He also hosted the second season of The Great South African Bake Off, a baking competition series on BBC Lifestyle, in 2016.

He was a judge on Flava Queens, a cooking reality series featuring women from different backgrounds and regions competing for the title of the best cook in South Africa.

He was also a presenter on Kasi Kitchen, a local TV cooking show focused on township cuisine and culture.

He also appeared as a guest chef on various shows, such as Top Billing, Expresso, and Afternoon Express. He was also a speaker and a demonstrator at many food festivals, events, and expos, such as the Good Food and Wine Show, the Delicious Festival, and the Cape Town International Jazz Festival.

He was also an author working on his cookbook, Africa on a Plate, which he planned to launch in 2024. He was also a brand ambassador for several products and companies, such as Knorr, McCain, and Samsung.

Net Worth

At his death, Lentswe Bhengu had an estimated net worth of $3.5 million.

He earned his wealth from his career as a chef and a TV personality and his endorsements and sponsorships.


Lentswe Bhengu died on February 28, 2023, after a short illness.

He was admitted to the Netcare Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg, where he passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loved ones.

His death was a shock and a loss to the culinary and media industry and his fans and followers.

Many people mourned and remembered him, including his family, friends, colleagues, and celebrities, who paid tribute to him on social media and in the press.

He was buried at the Westpark Cemetery in Johannesburg on March 6, 2023.

Social Media

Lentswe Bhengu was active and popular on social media, with a large and loyal fan base. He had the following social media accounts:

  • Instagram handle: @lentswebhengu
  • Twitter handle: @LentsweBhengu


  • Africa on a Plate
  • The Great South African Bake-Off
  • Flava Queens
  • Kasi Kitchen
  • Top Billing
  • Expresso

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