FOR Durban’s chef Milani Motlohi, the advantages of running a pop-up from his family home outweigh the challenges of finding your way around someone else’s kitchen.
Like some of his counterparts, Motlohi started cooking for his friends and family before launching his business.
“I started a few months ago, first with friends and family, then I started going to clients’ homes and then I would invite them to my home.
The advantage of working from your own home is knowing where everything is. Whereas with other people, you don’t know exactly where everything is or how the oven works or if it’s big enough,” he says.
Motlohi caters for up to 10 guests and says he prefers to keep the groups on the small side.
“I still stay with my family so I also have to accommodate them, but they are very understanding.”