About Chef Naledi
Having grown up in the idyllic, rural Botswana, this did not deter her from pursuing her passion and dream in culinary in South Africa. Chef Naledi, a graduate of Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and HTA School of Culinary Arts, has chosen to take a route less chosen by many of her counterparts.
Her passion for imparting cooking skills and knowledge to others saw her domestic worker, whose cooking skills needed a total overhaul, improving dramatically to be commended by friends and family in equal measure. She saw an opportunity to expand, from running an events and catering business, and introduced cooking lessons that specifically target domestic workers, who are the heartbeat and engines that keep any family intact and going. These classes became a hot property that she expanded them to Gaborone, Botswana, where they are held bi-monthly. She continues to empower those in less privileged communities through skills training and motivational talks. Chef Naledi has also consulted for big and well-known brands such as CoFi (a South African restaurant franchise) and Rakops River Lodge, in Rakops, Botswana, where she did menu consultation and staff training.
Come and see Chef Naledi in action at events where Lamb and Mutton SA is a sponsor.