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.