Saturday, June 22, 2024

The big dreams of a local Chef

The many people who flock to her house during lunch time describe her cooking style as inventive, delicious and organic. She serves delectable food during lunch in an intimate, relaxed atmosphere around the foreground of her home. Nestled in Village, her restaurant has gained popularity in Gaborone as a hot trendy spot with an unpredictable menu and a unique setting. Now, Ncinci Moitsadi is taking a leap of faith by moving her blooming restaurant from the comfort of her home to Bojanala Waterfront.

Driven by passion, Ncinci started her pop up kitchen last year May and proceeded to luncheons during the week at her house. She has never set foot in a culinary school yet her cooking portrays an exceptional quality.

When asked about what inspired the move, Ncinci explains that it is part of her expansion plan to reach her restaurant dream. “I’m riding on my dream to expand my growing business. Moving the restaurant will allow me to operate without a time constraint as that was the issue with working at home,” says Ncinci. “Bojanala Waterfront is a beautiful place with a relaxed atmosphere that customers will enjoy. It fits perfectly with the setting I had in village,” adds the chef.

The new spot will also give way for menu additions. “There’s going to be some fresh changes to what we are currently offering. I enjoy customising a unique experience for clients. There will be a pastry and coffee corner and we are working on getting our liquor license to add variety to our beverages,” she revealed. “With more people coming, I will have to hire additional staff to meet the demand and it’s great to be able to offer employment opportunities through my passion for cooking.”

Her delicacies continue to delight many local and foreign foodies. From impala burgers to naartjie salads, her exotic food excites the taste buds. She even handpicks fresh herbs from her garden which she fuses into her treats. “Serving healthy delicious food is my goal,” says Moitsadi.

Her food has graced both small events and annual festivals. She had a food stall at this year’s Maitisong Festival, she is a regular cook at the Jam For Brunch chill out sessions and has been hosting comedy nights in collaboration with local female comedian Lebo ‘Nigma’ Tsiako every Tuesday fortnight in Village.

Currently, Ncinci is making the move to her new venue. If you want to indulge in Ncinci’s exclusive cooking, visit her facebook page Kwa Ga Ncinci or contact her on 77106757 for more information.


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