Barney Jiri studied at Africa’s leading hotel school, “The International Hotel School,” and in 2017 he graduated from one of the leading TV & Radio presenting training schools in the country, getting mentored by the likes of Bonang Matheba, Zizo Tshwete, Candice Modisele, Akhumzi Jezile, Yolanda Mbele and more. He is also the founder of Royal Era Events, which is a catering company and Events Company and currently doing his Bachelors of Arts in strategic communications in corporate communications student at University of Johannesburg. His interests fall on cooking, restaurant reviewing, traveling, media and fashion.

CHEFFING
90%
FOOD STYLING
90%
MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
75%
CONTENT CREATION
85%

Prepare yourself for where you are going, so that you don’t have to prepare yourself when you arrive.

BARNEY JIRI

THE PURPLE CHEF

A MESSAGE FROM BARNEY

The day I realized that where you come from doesn’t define who you are completely changed my whole perspective of how I saw my future. I started dreaming bigger and aspiring to more. Learning that alignment and hard-work are critical life skills that allow the universe to connect the dots that represent your aspirations and dreams. Nothing comes to you unless you fetch it. Dream, Align and Work, then the world is your oyster.