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Rupesh Kassen
Founder, Eat like a local
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Joined April 2019
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About me

After spending 10 years in corporate, I ditched the suit and tie for a chef’s jacket. The kitchen opened a new world of flavour to me and honed my already hungry palate. But I yearned for more interaction and stimulation than could be found in the kitchen. Let's just say that broccoli and carrots were not the best conversation starters! I launched 'Eat like a local' in 2017, inspired by food tours I did in a number of other countries. ‘Eat like a local’ was born from my desire to bring food and people together by focusing on great ingredients, real food, passionate restaurateur’s and artisanal suppliers in my adopted home, Cape Town. My tours now allow me to engage in all my favourite things such as discovering new flavours, interacting with people and showing them how to eat, experience and explore the Mother City 'like a local'.

Why did you join the community?

Im am new to the tourism industry and would like to connect with like minded individuals who are willing to collaborate and share.

What is your favorite travel destination?


Where do you dream of traveling to?

South America

What was your first travel job?

My current job

What do you want to learn more about?

The tourism industry

Three words that describe why we should travel?

Adventure exposure food


  • Stay near green point and sea point. Great views and easy location to move into the city and main attractions. Book a few dinners in advance. Belly of the beast, Emazulweni. Do a food tour with us to get a city tour and window i... show more