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Kyle Cassim is making waves in the South African music industry. Since starting his career in 2012, Kyle has performed at Ultra Music Festival and in Ibiza, London, Amsterdam, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Fast forward to 2018, he launched Cassim’s Kitchen, which was born out of pure love for music and food. The brainchild of Kyle Cassim, this interactive entertaining cooking show has taken SA’s music and food and flipped it on its head. Every last Wednesday of the month, Kyle selects one of SA’s biggest acts to play an hour of pure music magic whilst Kyle cooks up a storm. With the recent release of season three, we sat down with him to find out more.
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How did you come up with the concept?
A while ago, I invited some friends over to my apartment and we decided to set up a CDJ in the kitchen and have ourselves a little party, later that night everyone got hungry and I decided to start cooking. While my friend was busy DJ’ing in my kitchen and I was feeding my guests I looked up and realised that this setting would make for a great reality show. And as a result Cassim’s Kitchen was born and it has been such a success since we started.
What’s sets the show apart from anything else on offer at the moment?
Cassim’s Kitchen is more than just a vlog/reality show, it’s creating a unique experience for social media viewers and my followers.
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What’s your favourite thing about Cassim’s Kitchen?
My favourite part of Cassim’s Kitchen is learning something new. I once learnt how to make sushi, and an hour later had to make it for my guests. I also just love watching everyone enjoy the experience both at the event and through social media as well as watching my guests reaction to the meal I have just created.
Have you always had a passion for cooking?
I come from a family of feeders, from the time I was born my mom and gran always made sure they fed me the most exquisite and delicious foods. Food is what brings my family together.
What inspires you most in the kitchen?
People. I love cooking and entertaining.
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How in your opinion are music and food the perfect combination?
The key to any good party is having good people, good music and good food.
What’s your favourite dish to make and why?
Thanks to my gran, I love making a good curry, it is also my favourite food. Adding all the spices and watching it simmer and change with all the different smells is an art in its own.
What can your fans expect from you this year? A lot more energy! Between The Kyle Cassim Show, Cassim’s Kitchen and my Alias CINIMIN (an EDM DJ duo I have with my brother), I will be putting more energy into everything I am apart of to provide my listeners and viewers with the best entertainment I can.
Catch Season three of Cassim’s Kitchen on the last Wednesday of every month 19h00 LIVE on the 5fm Facebook page!
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