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Get Chef Kagiso To New Orleans Campaign

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 NQF level 4 certificate 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.


Fundraising target

R 150 000.00

Donations to date

R 2 586.03

Donor Messages

Lerato Motshwanedi
Go get it Cuz :-)
All the best chef
All the best
I once did the J1 program and it was life changing. Good luck to you chef .
Palace Priisca
When the time is right, I, the Lord will make it happen. Good Luck abuti KG
Goodluck, may the Good Lord make a way for you.
Good luck!!

Activity feed

24 Oct 2023 R 250
25 Sep 2023 US $ 2
17 Sep 2023 US $ 2
17 Sep 2023 R 1 000