The 32 year old is a Sous Chef at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani Complex, Durban.
A former gardener turned Chef, Mpungose says: “I am so excited to be one of the winners in such a tough category. It’s been a great journey of hard work.”
The process was for six-months.
He also sends his gratitude to his mentors Executive Chefs Shaun Munro, Yoshan Naidu and Clinton Bonhomme.
“I am honoured to be part of this amazing team they have played a huge role in my success and I believe I still have a lot to learn,” says Mpungose.
The competition seeks to encourage development in the hospitality industry.