Cooking food, saving lives

clip_image002Celebrity chef Franz de Waal – better known as Franz the Power Chef – has joined the WSPCCA family as a champion and partner.

But he’s no stranger to challenges and hardship.

Having struggled most of his life to put himself through school and eventually find a career for himself, he is now one of the country’s most well-known and sought-after chefs and also the owner of Franz Catering and Events.

“I’ve always considered any challenges in my life as valuable lessons that will eventually have a positive effect on my life and business,” Franz says. “It’s eventually paid off and now I’m in a position to help others with my skills.”

Whether it’s catering a charity event, making himself available for charity auctions, or helping raise awareness of the needs of the underprivileged, Franz is only too happy hit the ground running.

“I’m passionate about food and I’m also passionate about using food preparation in aide of charity, which is why I get involved with worthy causes. The Walter Sisulu Paediatric Cardiac Centre for Africa does unbelievably good work to help children,” Franz says.

“I’m honoured to be a champion and partner of the WSPCCA, which is also helping me realise my own big dreams of using my skills to help hose who need it most.”


About The WSPCF

The Walter Sisulu Paediatric Cardiac Foundation (WSPCF) is a philanthropic paediatric cardiac foundation for Africa, focussing on delivering life-saving surgery for underprivileged children with congenital heart disorders from across Africa. It also aims to develop diagnostic and treatment skills amongst Africa’s medical fraternity and conducts critical research into paediatric cardiac healthcare. The cardiac surgery or intervention is undertaken at the Walter Sisulu Paediatric Cardiac Centre for Africa situated in Netcare Sunninghill Hospital in Johannesburg, , as well as at Cape Town’s Netcare Christian Barnard Memorial and Red Cross Children’s Hospitals. The WSPCF was founded by Dr. Robin Kinsley in 2003, and was established as a living legacy to the late Walter Sisulu and his widow, Albertina, both of whom dedicated their lives to helping children in need.
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