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.”

“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.”