PERSONAL SHOPPER: FOOD
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How did you break into the restaurant business?
I’ve always been in love with good food and hosting. And over the years, I noticed a lack of South African food restaurants in suburban areas. Although in marketing at the time, I saw the potential to start something. So, I merged my passion for food and marketing experience to establish Ndash. Based in Midrand, Ndash is all about cooking South African dishes with a twist.
What is your top-selling dish?
Our signature dish is pork trotters (amanqina).
What is your greatest achievement?
The brand Ndash, and how it has evolved over the years. It started out as a pop-up food stand in 2013, and is now a restaurant that also offers catering services.
Who inspires you?
My father; he was a hard worker. Additionally, I’ve taken every good thing I can learn from everyone around me.
Where to from here?
I would love to get into television as I believe that we have a lot of content as South Africans. It is time we shared with the world our unique and beautiful South African food.