When it comes to eating and consuming conscious, the love, care and attention
that goes into preparing your meals, juices, coffees and smoothies is essential.

Therefore, we have taken extra care to select the most awesome and talented staff.

We pay wages far above industry standard, and take care to create a fun and stimulating work place.

 We could not be more proud to introduce you to the super humans that make up the TCK team.

Tracy Gandari


Everyone knows me as "tete" (aunty).
Born and bred in the capital city of Zimbabwe, the beautiful Harare. After I finished my tertiary education, I worked as a civil servant. I moved to South Africa in 2014, hoping to further my studies.I always wanted to pursue a career in the hospitality industry.
I worked in different vegan restaurants before I joined TCK.
I love the vegan community, and I am slowly becoming a vegan myself!
I have joined a vegan for beginners, and I am a member of the plant based diet. I have a passion for food, not just any food, but healthy foods!
My motto is : "save every living creature, 1 vegetable at a time".


Phakame Quaka


I grew up in the Eastern Cape, in a town called Cala.
I have a passion for food, and really enjoy working in the hospitality industry.
I really love my job at the Conscious Kitchen, as it feels like a home. I have the best collagues & we have lots of fun while working.
I am learning so much since I started working here. I never made vegan food before, but I really enjoy finding out all the possibilities there are, and tasting interesting new foods. I love it when I can see costumers are happy with the food or juices that I made for them.
I will keep learning & growing here at the Conscious Kitchen.




As an international model, I had the privilege to travel our beautiful planet. That's how I (a Dutchie) ended up in Cape Town. Traveling has a wonderful way of contorting the world, so we can see it from new perspectives.
I started to make connections that I previously ignored.
I realized that what was on my plate were living beings, with feelings. From that first obvious realization, more and more things started to fall into place. I did my research, and the facts were shocking. The animal agriculture industry is not only unethical, but also the second largest contributor to human-made greenhouse gas emissions (after fossil fuels), it's also the leading cause of deforestation, water- and air pollution and the loss of biodiversity.
It dawned upon me that all these beautiful places I was seeing, were being destroyed by such selfish choices as what we choose to eat on a daily basis. I wanted to do better, but felt overwhelmed.
With the Conscious Kitchen, I hope to create a space where anyone that is interested in living more conscious, feels safe to try it out, without judgements.
You can often find me in the shops, so if you have any questions, please ask!




While a vegan diet does not come natural to me, I have started to appreciate the vegan community since I started working at TCK.
You can mostly find me lounging underneath one of the tables, keeping a close eye on the steady flow of costumers, ensuring that the place is secure and safe at all times. Most costumers are very friendly, and often compliment me on being cute.
However, I like to think of myself more as a voracious lion.
I am still in the process of figuring out how to get my paws on one of those peanut butter smoothies!
Any tips are appreciated!


Keone Louw


I am originally from Namibia.
I started my journey as a chef 8 years ago from the bottom, and worked my way up through dedication and my overall passion for food. Working as a chef has taught me a lot, and prepared me for my journey as a vegan chef now.
The Conscious Kitchen for me is not just a place I work at, it is a personal eye opening journey into the world of clean cruelty free eating. It has been an amazing journey so far, learning and seeing people enjoy what I prepare for them on daily basis.
I don't see the Conscious Kitchen as just a restaurant, it is an institution and gateway steering the general public towards healthy living, and the overall realisation of the importance of thinking twice about what you put into your body, and the impact it leaves on the environment.
I look forward to many more happy and full costumers, enjoying our delicious healthy food. I feel honoured to be part of the vegan journey. 

Stedward J Amerika


I am Stedward J but everyone know me as Steady.
As a teenager and in my 20's I had the oppertunity to explore the world as a flight attendant. I gave up my wings to complete my B.Badmin with hopes of finishing my MBA in the near future. Hospitality became part of me as it kept me going till now.
I joined the TCK team as I wanted to expand my knowledge on veganism. In less then 3 months after joining the team I have learned so much.
If you think frothing plant-based milk is easy, I can assure u it's not in the beginning haha.
The Conscious Kitchen have done so much for me as a business and I hope I can return the favour with my experience, knowledge and attitude.

Christopher Kasambala


I'm Christopher Kasambala, but you may call me Chris.
I'm from Malawi and after completing my studies, I decided to pursue my career in South Africa. I dreamt of owning my own restaurant because cooking has always been my passion.
I find joy in crafting the perfect cup of coffee, and playing with a jug of milk has become my daily exercise.
You could say I'm a bit of a cocktail master too.
Interestingly, I used to have my reservations about anything vegan. Honestly, the TCK family has completely transformed my life. Within a month, I embraced a vegan lifestyle.
The experience has been enlightening, and I've gained so much knowledge. Join me in savoring our fresh juices, particularly the 'Mean Green.'
At TCK, it's not just about a meal; it's a commitment to being healthy and eating healthy.
Come, be a part of the TCK family and adopt a conscious, healthy lifestyle!

Ebrahim Mutemaringa


Hi, I'm Ebrahim, your barista & waiter at The Conscious Kitchen for over 2 amazing years.
With a rich background of more than 6 years in hospitality, I discovered my passion for crafting unforgettable coffee moments.
One Monday morning, a regular customer dubbed me the best Barista in town, sparking joy in my journey. From that day forward, I committed to making each day here unforgettable and marvelous.
Known for excellent customer service, loyal patrons, and outstanding reviews, my goal is to be recognized as the best Barista globally.
Every day, my wish is to bring happiness and smiles to everyone with a cup of coffee.
I believe that together, we can spread joy and smiles worldwide.