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Compliments to the Kitchen!

My name is Jonathan Das and I’m the son of a South Africa mother and a Canadian father.  Having just finished my first year at Fanshawe Culinary School in Canada I wanted to spend a few months in South Africa, learning more about different kinds of food, ingredients and developing my skills.

My grandparents live in Hermanus and on my second day in South Africa I had lunch at Creation. I was excited to get a positive response when I asked if I could volunteer in the kitchen. I started a week later, rather nervous about working in a new kitchen in a country I hadn’t worked before. Like the beginning of most jobs, I wasn’t sure what to do or what was expected of me and an added and interesting challenge was trying to understand Afrikaans – a language I don’t speak.

Despite my nervousness, I was welcomed by the kitchen staff, who were happy to help me. It didn’t take long to find my bearings and I really learnt a lot. The team at Creation is very talented and enjoyable to work with. The food is fantastic, and this is one of the cleanest and most organized kitchens I have worked in!

I am thankful for the experience and have enjoyed my week growing under the guidance of all those who work at Creation. Thank you, Team Creation.

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  1. Chris Das says:
    July 4, 2019 at 19:47

    I look forward to our family visit in December!

  2. Sue Das says:
    July 4, 2019 at 20:32

    I am so thankful to all of you at Creation for giving Jonathan the opportunity to learn from you and experience some of the culture and flavours of South Africa. Looking forward to coming for a meal when we visit in December.

  3. Brent Paul says:
    July 5, 2019 at 15:07

    I was so glad to hear how well your volunteer experience went. I’m looking forward to experiencing some of your new knowledge when you return.😎

  4. Jennifer C. says:
    July 5, 2019 at 22:57

    I am amazed at all you are doing, Jon! Congratulations. Would LOVE a taste!!!


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