Joseph Bunga

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Joseph Bunga
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BornHyderabad, Andra Pradesh, India
Known forBattle of the Chefs founder and Executive Producer
Spouse(s)Veronica Monteiro Bunga
ChildrenJared, Rebecca, Casey

Joseph Bunga is a Zimbabwean entrepreneur. He is the Executive Producer of Battle of the Chefs, a reality TV cooking show. He also heads up a Video Production Company and Creative Agency called Area 46 Productions - which evolved from the tech hub of the same name. He is credited with demonstrating the successful commercialization of the Zimbabwe film industry through his work. The set of Battle of the Chefs was used for the Netflix TV show Cook Off.

In 2020 Battle of the Chefs premièred on VoxAfrica UK and would additionally be franchised to 17 African countries.

Bunga is the cofounder of Joey's.


Joseph came to Zimbabwe in 1983 at 10 years old, when his Catholic missionary parents moved here from India. Joseph attended Plumtree School,Christian Brother College - Bulawayo & Hotel School in Bulawayo and went on to spend four years at Meikles Hotel as the Central Sales Manager.

Battle of the Chefs

He tried his hand at import/export for a bit before going on to launch Hello Harare magazine and the Eatout website in 2010.[1]

Bunga conceived the plan for Battle of the Chefs in 2010 but the first season of the show was only shot in 2015. After a struggle to sign on commercial partners for the show, he eventually succeeded in getting Pick n Pay on board. The show has run for 4 seasons.



  1. Exclusive interview with Battle of the Chefs’ Joseph Bunga, Harare Magazine, Retrieved: 15 Sep 2020