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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