DAY JOB: SIDE HUSTLE:
Iwas privileged to be a guest critic at the second IntertwEAT ‘Table of ATE’ event at Flavours Restaurant at The Devon Valley Hotel at the beginning of the year. At the event honest reviews are tweeted live from the restaurant during a specially hosted meal. It was a fun evening and I completely fell in love with the concept. Naturally, this was very far away from my day job as a hospital administrator. I recall Lionel Lelyveld (the owner of IntertwEAT) telling guests that if we did well we would be invited back to attend another event. I love people, food and wine and this gave me the opportunity to combine all my passions into one event on a monthly basis. So I put my all into the reviews and was invited back.
I had a brief meeting afterwards with Lionel and his business partner, Greg Seller, suggesting my involvement and offering my services. Following that meeting I was named the events coordinator for the Table of ATE events. Our biggest Table of ATE to date has been at Le Venue restaurant at the House of J.C. Le Roux with the Western Province rugby team, its partners and its management.This is when I realised how much fun a hustle really could be. I love my job at the hospital but this keeps me enthused and excited – maybe one day it could become my day job.