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Jozi's Kitchen


SOUTH AFRICAN INSPIRED CUISINE
& ARTISANAL FOODS

 

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Jozi's Kitchen


SOUTH AFRICAN INSPIRED CUISINE
& ARTISANAL FOODS

 

 

fast - fresh - global FLAVORS 

Jozi’s Kitchen & Shebeen is a high-end, fast-casual restaurant featuring South African inspired dishes made from fresh locally grown ingredients. 

We feature dishes that are inspired by African, Indian, French, Dutch, and Malay cooking. You will find mild Indian curries, slow cooked stews,hearty sausages, salads, burgers and BBQ ribs on our menu. 

We are proud to produce and sell small batches of our hand crafted Biltong, Droëwors, Apricot Jam, Blatjang Chutney, Monkey Gland Sauce and Peri Peri Sauce in our restaurant and online store.  

 
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Eat With US


Be diffrent, explore our global flavors

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Eat With US


Be diffrent, explore our global flavors

South African food is global food, and Jozi’s menu features dishes that are inspired by African, Indian, Dutch, and Malay cooking. You will find mild Indian curries, hardy Dutch sausages, African maize meal and BBQ burgers on our menu.

Dutch influence  Our menu features “Cape Dutch” dishes, a distinctive regional style of South African cooking that  is characterized by the use of such spices as nutmeg, allspice, and chili peppers. Boerewors (pronounced “bu-revors”) is South Africa’s favorite sausage and is served year-round at cook outs and gatherings. The name is derived from the Afrikaans words boer (“farmer”) and wors (“sausage”). It is made from coarsely minced beef, sometimes combined with minced pork, lamb, or both, and traditional Dutch spices. Boerewors is usually formed into a continuous spiral, and served with pap (traditional South African porridge made from maize meal).

Braai Food – The word braai (pronounced “bry”) is Afrikaans for “barbecue” and involves cooking meat over an open wood flame. Jozi's braai menu includes sosaties (kebobs), peri peri chicken wings, and borewors (farmer sausage).

Potjiekos – Potjiekos (pronounced “poi-key-koss”) means “small pot food.” This food is characterized by a savory stew prepared in a round, cast iron, three-legged pot, descending from the Dutch oven brought from the Netherlands to South Africa. At Jozi’s, we prepare our lamb shank and beef short ribs in a potjie (pronounced “poi-key”).

Malay Influence – The Malaysians who settled in South African brought with them many spices that added flavor to commonly bland Dutch and English stews and dishes. Malay cooking is characterized by aromatic food and strong flavors. Bobotie is described by many South Africans as a Malay improvement on shepherd’s pie. A good deal of spices are mixed with the minced beef, including cumin, coriander, tumeric, allspice, cinnamon sticks, ginger, and even chutney and almonds. The minced meat is topped with a savory custard, instead of mashed potatoes on top.

Indian Influence  Many Indian dishes came to South Africa with the thousands of Indian laborers brought to South Africa in the nineteenth century. These Indian laborers had a profound impact on South African cuisine with the introduction of new spices and curries, including a mild curry served in a hollowed-out bread bowl known as Bunny chow.

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The Kitchen


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The Kitchen


Angus Hicks 

EXECUTIVE CHEF

Angus has over 20 years of restaurant experience, including helping to open Potager Restaurant, before taking a break to raise his boys and teach middle school.

In 2015, Angus decided to get back in the Kitchen and opened Jozi’s Kitchen & Shebeen as a successful food shack at The Big Wonderful and within in the first six months was named one of the Top 5 African Restaurants in the USA by Ayiba Magazine. Angus then transitioned Jozi's Kitchen & Shebeen to a popular food truck and was named 2016 Best Food Truck by the staff of WestWord magazine.

  • Sous-Chef, Potager Restaurant, Denver, CO            

  • Sous-Chef, Chinook Tavern, Greenwood Village, Co

  • Restaurant Sous Chef Trainer, Cucina Cucina, Seattle, WA  

  • Tuxedu Franchise Manager Trainer, Atlanta, GA

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The Shop


Buy our biltong, monkey gland sauce & other goodies from our online store

 

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The Shop


Buy our biltong, monkey gland sauce & other goodies from our online store

 

We make and Sell our biltong, Dorewors, monkey gland sauce and other goodies in our online shop...Click Here to shop

Jozi's Kitchen produces Colorado's finest dried meat snacks and other South African treats. We create our biltong and and Droëwors by hand cutting the finest premium beef and gently curing it in our secret spice and brine mixture. We then hang the cured meat in our climate controlled drying room until it dries to perfection.

Biltong (pron. bill-tong), derived from the Dutch words “bil” (“rump”) and “tong” (“strip”), strips of air-dried meat, flavored with herbs and spices.

Droëwors (pron. drew-a-vors), derived from the Dutch words “droe” (“dry”) “worse” (“sausage”), are snack sticks of air-dried meat, flavored with herbs and spices. 

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Why we make it 

Growing up in South Africa, we loved biltong and droëwors. We snacked on it at home, in the bush around a campfire or on a long road trip back from the beach. Making biltong and droëwors is serious business in South Africa and every South African family has it's own secret recipe, handed down from one generation to another. Our family is no different; our secret recipe goes back to the founding of the Cape Colony and the Great Trek of 1840.  

About 5 years ago, we broke out our secret family recipes and started making small batches of biltong and droëwors for family and friends. We found that every batch would disappear, almost overnight, and our friends would tell us that we need to make enough to sell ... so here we are, ready to become the dried beef snack kings of America. 

It Is All About Quality & Craftsmanship 

As a small, family owned business producing Colorado's finest dried meat snacks. We take pride in creating our products by hand. We hand cut the finest premium beef and gently curing it in our secret spice and brine mixture. We then hang the cured meat in our climate controlled drying room until it dries to perfection.

We promise you that our grass fed biltong, and droëwors snacks are made with certified grass fed beef.

Our regular Biltong and Droewors is made with premium US beef. Our spices and other ingredients are organic, fresh and locally produced, if possible. Our delicious beef products are free of gluten, MSG, nitrates, chemical preservatives, and contain no additives or unnatural flavorings.