Zola Nene is currently the resident chef on Expresso Morning Show on television's SABC 3 channel.
During a two-year stint in the UK, she worked as a commis entremetier, chef de partie and patissier in a brasserie in Cheshire. She returned to South Africa and enrolled at the Institute of Culinary Arts in Stellenbosch where she worked with chefs such as Margot Janse of LQF and Chris Erasmus of Pierneef at la Motte.
After graduating she was appointed catering manager for a large catering company in Johannesburg. Around this time Expresso was conceptualised and she was offered the job of foodstylist for the show.
She returned to Cape Town to start working on the show in October 2010 and has been there ever since.