Careers in Conservation

EPISODE FOUR: Nkwane Patience

Head Chef

Saseka Tented Camp

Careers in Conservation

EPISODE FOUR: Nkwane Patience

Head Chef

Saseka Tented Camp

Careers in Conservation: Video Series Presented by the Global Conservation Corps

CAREERS IN CONSERVATION

Nkwane Patience – Head Chef

Careers in Conservation Episode Four: Nkwane Patience

Background: Patience u velekiwile endyangwini wa vukhongeri laha tatana wa yena a ku ri mfundhisi, a dorobeni-nkulu ra Rustenburg, exifundzheni xa North West eAfrika Dzonga. Patience u kurile a teka karhi wa yena wo tala ekhixini, a sweka, a swekela mintshungu. Mintshungu yo tala leyi a tala ku yi swekela a ku ri leyi a yi huma ekerekani ya tata wa yena. Andzhaka nkarhi nyana, u sukile ekaya ka yena a ya tshama na kokwani wa yena laha ku sweka a ku ri swinwana swa leswi a tirha swona. Eka malembe ya khume ntsevu (16) u vuye a swi vona kuri yena u lava ku endla swo sweka, kambe a nga ri ni vuswikoti byo ringanela ni mali ku yisa emahlweni norho lowu hi tlhelo ra ku swi dyondzela.

Careers in Conservation: Video Series Presented by the Global Conservation Corps

CAREERS IN CONSERVATION

Nkwane Patience – Head Chef

Careers in Conservation Episode Four: Nkwane Patience

Background: Patience u velekiwile endyangwini wa vukhongeri laha tatana wa yena a ku ri mfundhisi, a dorobeni-nkulu ra Rustenburg, exifundzheni xa North West eAfrika Dzonga. Patience u kurile a teka karhi wa yena wo tala ekhixini, a sweka, a swekela mintshungu. Mintshungu yo tala leyi a tala ku yi swekela a ku ri leyi a yi huma ekerekani ya tata wa yena. Andzhaka nkarhi nyana, u sukile ekaya ka yena a ya tshama na kokwani wa yena laha ku sweka a ku ri swinwana swa leswi a tirha swona. Eka malembe ya khume ntsevu (16) u vuye a swi vona kuri yena u lava ku endla swo sweka, kambe a nga ri ni vuswikoti byo ringanela ni mali ku yisa emahlweni norho lowu hi tlhelo ra ku swi dyondzela.

Behind the Scenes: Patience on the Job

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Qualifications

  • Grade 12 or NQF level 4 equivalent: Admission Points Score (APS): 26
    • With Level 4 English
    • Level 4 Home economics/ consumer studies
  • 3 months kitchen experience
  • Hospitality management certificate / Catering and management certificate
  • Chef diploma

Qualities and attributes

  • Genuine Passion for Cooking
  • Willingness to learn
  • Be organized 
  • Multitasking 
  • Teamwork  player
  • Time management 
  • Creativity 
  • Resilience

CAREER PATH

Nkwane Patience – Head Chef

Careers in Conservation Episode Four: Nkwane Patience

Ku heta metiriki, makungu ya patience a ku ri ku endla degree ya swo sweka eka yinwani ya ti Univesity ta Afrika Dzonga, kambe hikokwalaho ka xiyomo xa timali a nga kotanga ku va a fikelela. U vile a kota ku endla diploma ya catering and management exikolweni xa le henhla xa Mount Grace College of Excellence hi lembe ra 2002. Loko a heta khoso yakwe, u yi a ya nghenelela ti workshop ta swo sweka eProfessional Cooking Academy ku engetelela vuswikoti ni ntokoto wa yena wa swa le khixini. Tidyodzo le ta nkarhi wo koma a ti endla, ti nwu pfunile eka Professional Chef diploma ya yena leyi a nga yi kuma eDamelin Correspondence College hi lembe ra 2009.

Hi nkarhi lowu a endla diploma ya yena, u vuye a kuma ntirho eETALI Lodge na JACI’s Safari and Tree Lodges hi ku siyerisa hi lembe ra 2006. Hi lembe le ri nga landzela, u kume ntirho nakambe eRoyal Madikwe Luxury Residence tani hi murhangeri wa vasweki. Leswi swi engetele xipiriyoni xa yena xa le khixini ku fikelela swinwani swa swilaveko swa le College leyi a nga dyondza ka yona ya Damelin. Ku rhandza ka yena leswo sweka ku vuye ku engeteleleka. U vuye a tirha ku ya emahlweni, a tirha ku tlurisa leswi a fanela a tirhisa swona hikuva a ri ni ku navela ku a nga kuma poso ya le henhla leyi a nga vuya a yi kuma.

Xo biha a ndzhaka malembe ya ntlhamu yo tirha a Royal Madikwe Luxury Residence hi 2012, a ku fanele ku hungutiwa vatirhi, Patience a ri wunwani wa lava nga hlongoriwa. A nga swi tivi kuri ko va nkateko. Hi lembe rero u vuye a ya tirha a Thorny Bush Waterside Lodge tani hi murhangeri wa vasweki. U rhangerile ku fikela malembe ya 8, i vi a rhurhiseriwa eSaseka Tented Camp, laha a tirhaku kona ni namuntlha. Ku sukela hi ti 1 ta nwheti ya Nyenyenyani lembe ra 2021, u lemukiwile tani hi musweki wa ntokoto hi ntlawa wa South African Chefs Association.

CAREER PATH

Nkwane Patience – Head Chef

Careers in Conservation Episode Four: Nkwane Patience

Ku heta metiriki, makungu ya patience a ku ri ku endla degree ya swo sweka eka yinwani ya ti Univesity ta Afrika Dzonga, kambe hikokwalaho ka xiyomo xa timali a nga kotanga ku va a fikelela. U vile a kota ku endla diploma ya catering and management exikolweni xa le henhla xa Mount Grace College of Excellence hi lembe ra 2002. Loko a heta khoso yakwe, u yi a ya nghenelela ti workshop ta swo sweka eProfessional Cooking Academy ku engetelela vuswikoti ni ntokoto wa yena wa swa le khixini. Tidyodzo le ta nkarhi wo koma a ti endla, ti nwu pfunile eka Professional Chef diploma ya yena leyi a nga yi kuma eDamelin Correspondence College hi lembe ra 2009.

Hi nkarhi lowu a endla diploma ya yena, u vuye a kuma ntirho eETALI Lodge na JACI’s Safari and Tree Lodges hi ku siyerisa hi lembe ra 2006. Hi lembe le ri nga landzela, u kume ntirho nakambe eRoyal Madikwe Luxury Residence tani hi murhangeri wa vasweki. Leswi swi engetele xipiriyoni xa yena xa le khixini ku fikelela swinwani swa swilaveko swa le College leyi a nga dyondza ka yona ya Damelin. Ku rhandza ka yena leswo sweka ku vuye ku engeteleleka. U vuye a tirha ku ya emahlweni, a tirha ku tlurisa leswi a fanela a tirhisa swona hikuva a ri ni ku navela ku a nga kuma poso ya le henhla leyi a nga vuya a yi kuma.

Xo biha a ndzhaka malembe ya ntlhamu yo tirha a Royal Madikwe Luxury Residence hi 2012, a ku fanele ku hungutiwa vatirhi, Patience a ri wunwani wa lava nga hlongoriwa. A nga swi tivi kuri ko va nkateko. Hi lembe rero u vuye a ya tirha a Thorny Bush Waterside Lodge tani hi murhangeri wa vasweki. U rhangerile ku fikela malembe ya 8, i vi a rhurhiseriwa eSaseka Tented Camp, laha a tirhaku kona ni namuntlha. Ku sukela hi ti 1 ta nwheti ya Nyenyenyani lembe ra 2021, u lemukiwile tani hi musweki wa ntokoto hi ntlawa wa South African Chefs Association.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Qualifications

  • Grade 12 or NQF level 4 equivalent: Admission Points Score (APS): 26
    • With Level 4 English
    • Level 4 Home economics/ consumer studies
  • 3 months kitchen experience
  • Hospitality management certificate / Catering and management certificate
  • Chef diploma

Qualities and attributes

  • Genuine Passion for Cooking
  • Willingness to learn
  • Be organized 
  • Multitasking 
  • Teamwork  player
  • Time management 
  • Creativity 
  • Resilience

“Tshembha milorho ya wena. Lavisisa ku ri swi dinga yini ku va u kota ku yi humelerisa. Tsundzuka leswaku loko wo ti lunghisela ka ha ri ni nkarhi, swilo swa wena swi ta ololoka.”