‘Finding myself at 30’, at least that is what I’ll call it. I was hitting the big 3-0 in a few weeks. *Sigh*. The thought alone was making me depressed and unhappy. I had what many would call a great life: a wonderful husband, two beautiful kids and a great job. I had all this but I was not fulfilled, I felt I had not really achieved my goals. Life is funny, isn’t it? And it just takes a dramatic turn when we least expect it to.
I saw my path when my husband asked me to organize a small dinner party to host his friends. My husband knows I love to cook. My passion for cooking began early. As little as 9, I was inquisitive to learn how to make gourmet dishes from my grandmother. She was quite the cook and she was so creative with food. It was when I catered for my own wedding that I realized that my true professional desire was to become a chef.
The journey to finding myself did not start right away though, I had about 10 years of the boring ‘8-4’ cycle in the banking industry. Trust me, I went up the career ladder remarkably fast, but I wasn’t fulfilled.
Anyway, back to the dinner party I catered to; My husband & his friends encouraged me to go fully into what I love – which is cooking. One of his friends encouraged me to get professional training. I did my research and found out about the Swiss Education Group. They offer undergraduate and post graduate programs in Hospitality and Tourism, International Hospitality Management, Business Administration, Culinary Arts and Management, Hospitality and Design Management, Events Management and many more.
With them, I had internship opportunities that afforded me work-experience in top notch hospitality organisations. Today, I have my own business, call the shots – and I am happier & fulfilled. Even the kids say I am a less grumpy mummy.
Oh, my name is Bimpe and I have found myself.
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