It's Not All About Coffee With... Nolusindiso (Cindy) Madywabe

It's Not All About Coffee With... Nolusindiso (Cindy) Madywabe

Meet Nolusindiso, otherwise known as Cindy, passionate about pastry and singing and sure that being a single-mum is what fuels her drive for excellence!

In today's "It's Not All About Coffee" blog we learn more about the other half of the Bree Street super-star cheffing duo.

ROSETTA: Introduce yourself to us and tell us what you do at Rosetta / how long have you been working there? 

My name is Nolusindiso Madywabe, also known as Cindy. I stay in Khayelitsha, I'm a single parent, and I have one child; I'm a hard worker and an honest person. 

ROSETTA: What are some of the best things about being a part of the Rosetta team? 

CINDY: It's nice working with this team. It's the first time I've worked with many boys and one other girl — I'm happy here, though and am learning more and more, especially about coffee.

ROSETTA: Do you have any other passions, hobbies, special skills? Are you a parent? We want to know about your life outside your current job! 

CINDY: My passion is cooking. I love to cook and would love to be a chef. I've never studied, but I see my current job as training. For example, I've never trained to make pastries, but I'm making pastries here; I'm also baking cakes and cookies. 

My hobbies, ah? What can I say? I think I just love cooking very much! I have great confidence in my ability to do this. 

I used to play netball at school. However, once I started working, I didn't play again. 

ROSETTA: Has the pursuit of excellence in one passion helped you to pursue excellence in another? 

CINDY: I previously worked at Col'Cacchio's for four years, I made pizza's, salads, pastas and then they promoted me as a supervisor there. I found that I'm generally an all-rounder and then left for Rosetta Roastery before I could complete my training as a barman. 

Being at Rosetta has made me want to pursue excellence in my work as a chef. All of my current efforts are towards being an excellent chef. 

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