A Dream Denied: Nelli Tembe Wanted to Be a Luxury Restaurant Owner

A Dream Denied: Nelli Tembe Wanted to Be a Luxury Restaurant Owner

- Nelli Tembe had a dream of owning a luxury restaurant and even completed a culinary qualification on her way to making it happen

- The 22-year-old had high hopes for the future but they have been cut short by her untimely death

- Jackie Cameron, Nelli's mentor, spoke highly of her and said that she had a loving, youthful energy

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People who knew Nelli Tembe well understood that she had a passion for cooking. Nelli wanted to be a luxury restaurant owner and after she passed away on Sunday, that dream will not have a chance of materialising.

Nelli attended the Jackie Cameron School of Food and Wine in Hilton, KwaZulu-Natal for 18 months between 2018 and 2019 before she met AKA. She impressed her teachers and they always knew that she was destined for great things.

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The owner of the school, Jackie Cameron, spoke highly of Nelli and is saddened by her passing. When Nelli completed the course, she blew them away when she did well at the Test Kitchen in Cape Town.

A dream denied: Nelli Tembe wished to be a luxury restaurant owner
Nelli Tembe wanted to have her own luxury restaurant and will not get the chance to do so. Image: @jackiecameronincolour, @akaworldwide
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Speaking to TshisaLIVE, Jackie said that Nelli was a very confident girl and had a strong spirit. She loved Nelli's "youthful energy".

“Nelli's father owns a lot of restaurants and she wanted to run a Michelin star restaurant in SA,” she said.

Jackie paid a tribute to Nelli on social media and was impressed at how much she had grown up. The culinary school owner was happy that Nelli was so dedicated to doing what she loved and working hard.

In other entertainment news, Briefly News reported that Moshe Ndiki is opening his own eatery. Mzansi media personality and actor Moshe Ndiki is finally getting to see his project come to life.

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Taking to social media, Moshe announced that he's opening his own food business. He captioned his post with the following:

"Get your coins and tastebuds ready... Something I’ve worked hard on for the past 5 years just to get it right, self-funded and my dream come true."

Moshe announced that his kitchen would be launching on 16 April and is very proud of himself for finally making his dream come true. Moshe loves sharing pictures of the food he's created on his Instagram page and he's a true foodie.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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