- In order to honour the memory of his late father and brother, Octavious "Tay" Nelson learned how to cook and opened a restaurant
- Nelson said that his father's cooking was top notch and he had to turn to YouTube to gather all the knowledge he could get on cooking
- Called Bobby's BBQ, the restaurant now has 60 workers and even kept paying people's salaries despite the Covid-19 pandemic
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A man in America, Octavious “Tay” Nelson, learned how to cook because he wanted to honour the memory of his father and brother who passed away.
Not only did he succeed at it, but the man also ended up opening a big restaurant which has now employed 60 people, Good News Network reports.
Before his father’s death, he was a dishwasher at different restaurants where his dad worked as a cook. Nelson said he always noticed how his food made people happy.
When the idea to cook sprang up, the main difficulty he had was that he did not know the culinary act. So, he turned to YouTube to watch DIY cooking videos.
“I watched every video I could find, I learned everything from how to cook different types of meat to business-related tips on how to run a restaurant,” he said.
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After he had gathered enough knowledge, the man eventually launched his food business called Bobby’s BBQ, using his father’s recipes and named after him.
The same media reports that more than 35 000 people have tasted his barbecue, which is seasoned with his late dad’s secret recipes.
”We are incredibly grateful that we’ve managed to keep our doors open through this pandemic, so we can continue to have a positive impact on our community, as well as keeping our staff employed,” he said.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za earlier reported that an American musician, Jon Bon Jovi, has been bettering many lives with his wealth for years.
In 2006, he started the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation which helps with poverty alleviation. The same foundation also helped open the JBJ Soul Kitchen, a restaurant where people in need are not charged for the food they eat.
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While the first restaurant was launched in October 2011 around the Red Bank area in New Jersey, the second started operation in 2016 at Toms River.
One of the main aims of the humanitarian project is to deal with food insecurity in a very humane way. It should, however, be noted that paying customers are also welcomed to the kitchen.
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