- Growing up on a farm,Liziwe Matloha shared a passion for cooking since a young age
- Her dreams of becoming a chef were answered after deciding to abandon her career in marketing
- She is now the owner of her own restaurant and a brand ambassador for a popular dairy product
Liziwe Matloha serves as an inspiration to many who have dreams of becoming chefs. The beautiful South African woman grew up on a farm in Potchefstroom with her family. She had always loved cooking, going to church, and then preparing big Sunday lunches were her favorite past times.
“I started cooking at a very young age, around 13. I’m from a big family. On Sundays, after church we would usually gather at home for this big Sunday lunch. This was most exciting for me. My dad provided for us as hard it was."
"He worked as a farmer and we all depended on him. With the little income he received, he made sure to send each and every one of us to school. It was up to us to work hard to achieve our goals and dreams, but he gave us that opportunity,” she says.
While she had loved cooking she found herself in the advertising and marketing field, something her passion for cooking could not let her stay in. Soon she was catering on the weekends and attending culinary school during the week.
“I’d go to college during the week and do catering on the weekends," she explains.
After she graduated, she proceeded on building her dream of owning a restaurant as well as offering hands-on cooking classes for those interested in becoming chefs professionally or just in their kitchens.
"Once I graduated from Capsicum, I focused on my brand intensively. The goal was to offer cooking classes, host pop up restaurants and I did just that. I do share my recipes and give cooking tips online, but the most exciting part about cooking and food is the hands on experience which people love. "
The brilliant businesswoman also continues to reach new heights as she is now the brand ambassador for a widely recognized dairy product. She also shares that her biggest goal at the moment is to release a cookbook and launch her own spice range.
Briefly.co.za also reported about how a young man is making his family proud through his hard work and determination. NgwanaMokwena Mamtoltli LeOra shared a post to Facebook group #ImStaying about her younger brother, Lungelo.
Lungelo earned himself a scholarship to a private boarding school at a young age. His sister said he moved to the suburbs, chasing a dream with nothing in his pocket. LeOra recalled that day he started school in her post about him.
"I remember the day I dropped him at school. I didn't have anything in my pocket to offer him. My grandmother gave me R100 to pour petrol to take him to boarding (school). I was worried that I am leaving my little brother with strangers without a cent."