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Help Take Chef Kagiso To New Orleans (USA) To Further His Career/Studies

Help Take Chef Kagiso To New Orleans (USA) To Further His Career/Studies

Funds Raised:
R 7 586
Fundraising Target:
R 150 000

Personal message

I'm a skilled and certified chef named Kagiso Motshwanedi, and I live in the south of Johannesburg. Because I treat each ingredient with love and care, I enjoy referring to myself as a culinary poet.

When I was a child, the only thing that united us as a family, a community, and a village
was food. When Tebello "Tibs" Motsoane remarked, and I quote, "I believe that sitting at the table is always an opportunity to connect with others; most of us come from different parts of the country, and when we share a table to have a meal, we are sharing our past and present experiences," that struck a chord with me.

Growing up, I never felt confident or like the smartest child in the room, which motivated me to put effort into anything I considered interesting. Being a chef helped me feel more confident in myself. Through food, I can express myself completely and effortlessly, and I am creating an experience for myself that I have always dreamed of but couldn't afford.

I have currently been offered an opportunity to travel to the United States of America, in New Orleans, to further my career as a fine dining chef at Ralph Brennan's Restaurant group ( and upgrade my Culinary qualification at PI Hospitality Academy ( . It is a 12- month cultural exchange program where I will work and advance my education and skills. The program is overseen by an international agency named Placement International.

I am on a quest to raise R150k which will be used for the course registration, admin fee, visa application, flight and accommodation. I am asking for donations or if possible, a sponsorship.

I have until the end of January 2024 to pay a minimum deposit of $590 = R11 182,98 to hold and secure my spot at the school (Hospitality Academy).

Your contributions will be a true blessing to my family and me since they will enable me
to advance my education and obtain work experience in the US, which will help us expand our family's catering business and enable me to develop not just as a chef but also as a culinary leader. No amount is too small. I would also appreciate if you could share this to as many people as you can.


Thank you so much in advance. Your contributions will be greatly valued.


  • Jan 01, 2024 - R 5 000.00
  • "Thy 4Keeps, keep pimpin, take over the world and represent." - Just 4 Keeps

  • Oct 24, 2023 - R 250.00
  • "Go get it Cuz :-)" - Lerato Motshwanedi

  • Oct 10, 2023 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "All the best chef" - Anonymous

  • Sep 25, 2023 - USD $ 2.16 Fees covered
  • "All the best" - Anonymous

  • Sep 17, 2023 - USD $ 1.58
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Sep 17, 2023 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "I once did the J1 program and it was life changing. Good luck to you chef ." - Anonymous

  • Sep 17, 2023 - R 20.00 Fees covered
  • "When the time is right, I, the Lord will make it happen. Good Luck abuti KG" - Palace Priisca

  • Sep 17, 2023 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "Goodluck, may the Good Lord make a way for you." - Anonymous

  • Sep 17, 2023 - USD $ 8.54 Fees covered
  • "Good luck!!" - Anonymous

  • Sep 16, 2023 - R 250.00
  • "Goodluck" - Kagiso

  • Sep 16, 2023 - R 50.00 Fees covered
  • "All the best, may the Lord be with you" - Anonymous

  • Sep 15, 2023 - R 200.00
  • "Congratulations on getting this opportunity. Praying that you succeed in your journey" - Kganya

  • Sep 15, 2023 - R 40.00 Fees covered
  • "Good luck 🙏" - Anonymous

  • Sep 14, 2023 - USD $ 7.00
  • "Good luck Mr Motshwanedi sir!" - Princess

  • Sep 14, 2023 - R 45.00
  • "Good luck buddy." - Anonymous

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Fundraising target

R 150 000.00

Donations to date

R 7 586.03

Get Chef Kagiso To New Orleans Campaign