Seeing this Amstel advert touches my very soul as it in so many ways mirrors my days as a youngster nearly 42 years ago, and nothing more than a teenager.

At the age of sixteen I left home after being expelled from school and it took me nine weeks walking the streets to find a position in the then 5*President Hotel in Johannesburg as a kitchen hand.

For eleven months I slept in my car in the underground carpark and it was the love and kindness of an Italian Chef and several Zulus in the ‘Grill’ kitchen that helped me on my way and the opportunity given to me by The British Company,Trust House Forte that set me on a course that I would never look back on.

To this day, I strongly believe that there is nowhere like the kitchen, where true friendships are born. Be it in a Professional or Home kitchen! It’s an Adventure, second to none!
#Chef #cookingschool #culinaryschool #pastryschool

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