Super Chef Pro contest enters round two
How much do you spend on your food shopping? And did you know it is possible to make an excellent three course meal from a budget of only Sh3,000? That’s what I discovered on Saturday afternoon at the Sarit Centre in Nairobi during the second round of the Sun Gold Sunrice Super Chef Pro competition. Each chef was asked to work out their menu and then go shopping for about an hour with Sh3,000, come back and cook that meal in about 90 minutes.
It was no easy task but they are professionals and they did put a good fight in the kitchen. Chef Alex Njue, who was representing Sarova Panafric Hotel, hopes to have his own restaurant in the future and appreciates the current change in the food scene in Nairobi where eating out has become a better experience and challenge for the chef. Meanwhile Christina Crawford from Dormans Kenya is not new to being the only woman in such a competition and she put her faith in local and seasonal products to buy within the budget to make a world class menu. There was a new entry into the judging panel and he likes to call himself Palu, who is a freelance food and beverage consultant. His advice for the chefs was to go with their gut feeling because you are always under pressure and do what you think is right.
PKF Tax budget seminar in Nairobi
“Mr President you have to pay taxes,” said Michael Mburugu, senior tax manager, PKF Tax, during a Budget Seminar on Friday at the Oshwal Centre Auditorium, Nairobi. He went on to touch on other tax changes. George Maina, tax manager, PKF Tax, then compared the three budgets of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania which was an eye opener for some in the audience comprising PKF associates and clients. The chief guest was Dr Manu Chandaria, chairman, Comcraft Group, who received a huge applause after an inspiring address.
Giants Group-Twiga charity show
The latest way of wearing a saree is to wear a pair of slacks, preferably white or cream, and then have the saree draped over you as it is made of net fabric. This explosive trend comes to Kenya through the Bawree fashion house. They participated in a charity event for Giants Group of Nairobi-Twiga at the Pride Inn in Nairobi on Saturday. The guest of honour was Justice Kalpana Rawal who was looking stunning in a beautiful saree. The Giants Group of Nairobi-Twiga is made up of 41 dedicated giants and one of their recent success programmes was the donation of sanitary pads for adult girls and the adoption of Karura Primary School.
League of Young Professionals Kisumu chapter born
There are professionals and then there are young professionals who bring in a mix of the old teachings and new beginnings. Last Wednesday in Kisumu, the League of Young Professionals Kisumu Chapter was born and the newly appointed chairman was Ivraj Hayer. The Kisumu chapter was inspired by the TEDx event held at the Kisumu Hotel a few weeks ago. Since then Ivraj and Herbert Kisara have wanted to start this amazing community of professionals who get the chance to interact, network and share business but also social ventures. It is already driving a membership drive through the social media networks and hopes to inspire the youth to develop the country’s third city and make it equally competitive.