Story by: Godfrey Malekane
As we celebrate women’s month Madidi recognizes one of its own Mbokodo Ntebeng Rammushi (32) a chef by profession. Rammushi developed her love for working with food at a very young age taking it from her mom.
“My mom would make a magical dish with everything thing that she came across in the fridge and a food cupboard,” she said.
Just like any other children, Rammushi’s parents were her role model.
She studied Home Economics as a school subject in middle school, which strengthened her curiosity in being a chef.
When in matric she was torn in between two things that she loved the most, she had to choose between studying medicine or hospitality as a career.
At the end her passion and curiosity for being a chef won.
After passing matric she had to come up with a plan on how she was going to fund her studies, as it was not easy to get funding for higher education back then.
She then got a job at Lesang pre-school in Madidi to work as an Early Childhood Development teacher.
“With the money I saved from my job as a teacher, I Managed to register for a national certificate in professional cookery at Ga-Rankuwa hotel school in 2007,” said Rammushi.
As her studies went well at hotel school, she realized that the money she had, would not be enough to cover her tuition fees.
Fortunately when she went for her first year practical placement at Montana private Hospital under the company called Fedic, the manager got fascinated by her dedication to her job.
The manager then permanently hired Rammushi to the company. She then had to take part-time classes at the hotel school, as she was a full-time employee of Fedics.
“As a Fedics employee, I had to work at nationally recognized hotels which would take me away from my family,”
“I had to resign and comeback to resume my family responsibilities and duties as a mother.”
In 2017 she bumped into her former classmate from the hotel school who recruited her to come and work with him in the company he established.
In less than a year of working for her former classmate, Rammushi was inspired to open up her own catering company K.O. Karabo Palour and catering which specializes in catering for various occasions and is operational to date.
Rammushi encourages every young woman who has dreams to never let the patriarchal society deprive them from living their dreams.