13 fun facts about Chef Martin Kobald

  1. Chef Martin wanted to be a pilot when he was younger
  2. Chef Martin became a chef instead because he couldn’t speak English, which is a prerequisite to earn his pilot’s license.
  3. Chef Martin had a telephonic interview with Holiday Inn for his first job in South Africa in 1988 – the interview was conducted in English and he could only say ‘yes’ and ‘thank you’ and he still got the job.
  4. Chef Martin fell in love with South Africa during his first ever international trip where he visited his gran when he was 18 years old.
  5. Chef Martin doesn’t like Greek food
  6. He loves cooking with Bok Choi
  7. He is scared to work with Cameroonian pepper – “it’s difficult to keep!”
  8. Chef Martin is at his happiest with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc entertaining friends
  9. Chef Martin’s party song is ‘Thunder Struck’ by AC/DC
  10. The one place he still would like to travel to is Antarctica
  11. He is an excellent snow skier
  12. His favourite tool to use in the kitchen is a dishcloth
  13. One dish he could have all the time through any season is soup