Rest in Peace Chef Ahmeets

About a month ago I had a vegan meal at Amuse Café in Linden. They have a vegan evening once a week. I hadn’t yet put up the blog that I wrote about that meal because I was wanting to go back and take some more pictures. I took pictures on the night but by accident the flash got turned off and so they weren’t very good. I didn’t notice and just went click, click with the camera. The meal was good and so I wanted to get it pictures that were better.

A vegan is someone who doesn’t eat meat, milk and eggs. Basically anything from an animal they feel you should not eat. They don’t even eat honey. I had never eaten vegan food before but it was really good. I am posting the review below even though I still don’t have good pictures because something very sad has happened. And now I will never be able to go back and take different pictures to show you how good it was.The chef who cooked that vegan meal was called Ahmeets Israel Rahm. His company is called Organic Leaves. He came from the Georgia in the USA but he lived in Johannesburg. Last night he died in a car accident. I am very sad because he was a nice person who made nice food. I am really glad that I got to meet him and really sad for everyone that he is no longer alive. I am so sad for his little boy.

Chef Ahmeets Rahm Israel

I had vegetable soup that was full of delicious chunky vegetables and barbeque ribs that were not made out of meat.


The chef explained that they were made out of something called seitan which is a kind of wheat he said. I thought the ribs had an interesting flavour but it was a bit weird for me. I had never had fake meat before. It was quite sweet and it felt very soft in your mouth. There was also a really great cake. It was a Captain Morgan’s rum chocolate cream cake that was not made out of cream. I really liked the cake. The icing was superb. Really chocolatey. My mum agreed.

Chocolate rum cake

The chef came to talk to us. He showed us pictures of his little boy on his cell phone. The little boy was dancing.

Me and the chef

Now onto the music. There was a man who was playing the piano. His name was Bheki Khoza. He was a very good pianist. Especially the way he could just improvise which is a very good skill.

Bheki Khoza

It was his birthday and once he had finished playing Chef Ahmeets asked me to light a sparkler and give it to him and we all sang happy birthday to him. I would recommend the vegan evening at Amuse Café to people who like vegan food and those who like good music and especially people who want really good cake.
Sadly this is no longer possible. My condolences to his family. If you are reading this he really loved you. He showed us lots of pictures of you and they made him happy.

15 comments to “Rest in Peace Chef Ahmeets”

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  1. This is so sad. Ahmeets was a lovely person. Joburg benefited so much from his generosity, wit and wisdom. We need to find ways to honour those qualities in honour of him.

  2. Such a beautiful review Josiah.
    I can see how much Ahmeets touched your life and how his food has made an impact on you. In life, that all chefs want, so he has had great success.
    I hope his son is able to read your beautifully written review of his dad one day.
    I love reading your food adventures. Keep going!
    Please come visit us in Ballito one day and review our little ice cream shop!

  3. Thank you Josiah for taking time to honour and recognise the beautiful soul that was Ahmeets Rahm. He was a stallholders at the Bryanston Organic & Natural Market where he became known as the “gentle giant”. He was loved and respected by our community and we are going to miss him very much. We too feel very sad for his wife and children.

  4. Oh, that’s so sad Josi. It’s sad that we’ll never get to meet Ahmeets who’s obviously had a remarkable impression on you. May his soul rest in peace.

  5. Shame that is so sad. I think he made a lot off people happy!! Glad you got to meet him and that you had an awesome experience there

  6. I am saddened and shocked by the passing of Ahmeets. I was planning on going there tomorrow. It is the only vegan food my boyfriend ate and enjoyed.

    Ahmeets had such a bubbly personality and smile, he always made me feel happier on a gloomy work day.

    RIP dear soul and condolences to your family and friends.

    • Thank you for reading my blog. I feel so sad for chef Ahmeets and his family and for all of us. Love Josiah

  7. Thank you so much Josiah for your respect and review.
    I see you captured the whole evening and Ahmeets perfectly.
    We at Amuse cafe Also feel very bad about everything but are happy in a way that you posted it in your blog!

    Good luck with the rest of your blog too!
    And say hi to mom.

    • thank you for reading my blog. I had a really nice night at Amuse cafe. I am sorry for your loss.

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