Living his dream

2018-04-11 06:00
Restaurant manager, Sherwyn Pillay.PHOTO: Supplied

Restaurant manager, Sherwyn Pillay.PHOTO: Supplied

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DURBAN born assistant restaurant manager, Sherwyn Pillay, chatted to the Fever to encourage the youth to follow in his footsteps and never give up on their dreams.

KN: Please tell me a bit about your childhood memories?

SP: I have always been interested in food for as long as I remember. From making Sunday breakfasts with my father to making a breyani for lunch with my mother, preparing good food has always been one of my favorite hobbies.

KN: Please take me through your journey becoming a chef?

SP: I was actually unsure of which field to further my education in and decided to settle on doing what I love and what interests me. Becoming a chef, I attained a National Diploma in Hospitality Management Sciences at the Durban University of Technology.

After my training and working at various establishments, I shifted out of the kitchen and into the restaurant due to greater opportunities.

KN: Give me one word to describe yourself?

SP: Eccentric.

KN: What are your other hobbies?

SP: Besides experimenting with food and adding my own twist to existing dishes, I enjoy listening to music and spending time with loved ones.

KN: What is your favorite dish?

SP: With so many to choose from, I can’t pick just one. Most often my favorite dish is what I’m craving at the specific time.

KN: Why should people visit the Billy G’s restaurant?

SP: We offer good, friendly service coupled with food which is affordable, fresh and tasty. We have so many options that I often get asked by customers “Where should we start?”

KN: Any secret ingredient?

SP: I believe that there’s only one ingredient which can set apart two identical dishes and that is the amount of love one puts into it.

KN: A message for the youth.

SP: Follow your dreams. Hard work and determination always pays off.

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