The concept of Ubuntu dictates that umuntu ngumutu ngabantu. Motho ke motho ka batho. This concept subscribes to the processualism of ubuntu. In the African…
We are living in such pressing times and stark reality to such extent that many people have and are still losing jobs. Over two million job losses have been reported during the pandemic due to the Covid 19 lockdown as more businesses lose droves of customers resulting in low overheads reported in various industries, including the entertainment and hospitality industries.
The door opens for Oageng Phofedi proprietor of Ambiance Catering and graduate of HTA, a private culinary training college in Randburg. This native of Rockville location in Soweto has at a young age of 25, achieved an ambitious unique business concept to change the township’s culinary tastes and culture, bringing bespoke top quality culinary experience to her customers through her catering and events company.
It is her goal to usher the five star treatment standard in private parties and events such as weddings, birthday parties, baby showers, anniversaries, engagements, etc, by serving special dishes rather than standard buffet displays.
From her customers who couldn’t miss her services from her sampling events during the year 2020, and subsequent bookings, she has been inspired to keep up the culture of tantalising taste buds with her unique food servings and close-up styles and decor that suit her customers’ tastes.
From her passionate career and expertise, Oageng is self-publishing her own book of culinary experiences titled “Diaries of A Hungry Girl” (because according to her, she’s always “hungry”). The book is earmarked for launch in March 2021, with the mesmerizing content sharing simple yet sophisticated recipes that people can also try in their own space.
Although Ambiance Catering is a small business, as the owner and entrepreneur Oageng is happy that in-spite of these challenging times of business down-turns, through the bookings the company gets, the business can afford to employ a further few more people that in return will be able to support themselves and their families.
Oageng related that her mother who also owns and operates a successful catering services company, inspired her to pursue a career in the culinary arts within the hospitality sector. She established her artistry very well as an entrepreneur, growing the business by bringing innovations whilst establishing her own signature in the craft.
Dumi Mkhabela Soweto Sunrise News