Alex Torrão

Joburg 
Age 34 

Marketing executive Alex Torrão fell in love with food while growing up in a small farming town in Portugal. 

The 34-year-old recalls spending time with his grandmother in the kitchen where she would lovingly make the family’s favourite dishes. He later moved to Macau and fell in love with street food culture. 

After making his way to South Africa, Alex was inspired to open up a food truck of his own and his business has been thriving ever since. Now he hopes to take his passion for food to the next level by participating on the debut season of The Taste Master

“I want to inspire South Africans to be adventurous with their cooking and not be intimidated by crazy recipes. For me, it’s all about simplicity and I can’t wait to show off that side of myself on the show.”

Alex Torrão

Eighty8S Food