The way to anyone’s heart is through food

Can’t go out; can’t braai? Let Keni and Kandy bring the braai to the safety and comfort of your home.

11 December 2020 | People

Monique Adams



One thing the year 2020 has blessed us with is upcoming food businesses that started providing reliable, innovative and convenient services during the Covid-19 lockdown when restaurants were closed.

One such business is Keni & Kandy’s Kitchen, established at the beginning of 2020 by Yoolokeni Mugaba and Ericah Kandy Nawinda. They cater for private and corporate events, no matter how big or how small. They also do home and street braais.

“Keni & Kandy’s Kitchen was actually birthed at a street braai. It was on a cold winter morning that Keni and I decided to host a braai at a friend’s pub. It was extremely successful and from that day onwards we didn’t stop.

“Covid-19 came and street braais were no longer allowed but we didn’t sit around, we decided to continue each weekend with home braais. We made use of our social media platforms to advertise and the response was great,” Kandy says.

When starting their business, honesty was one of the most important attributes that both women feel is vital for any business. Both Keni and Kandy have a love for food and having served at First Lady Monica Geingos’s office on several occasions is one of their biggest accomplishments.

Just like any upcoming establishment, finding a place to operate from has been difficult.

“We cannot afford to rent a place; rent is quite costly. That’s why we decided to overcome this challenge by operating from home or at our clients’ premises,” Kandy says.

What makes Keni & Kandy’s Kitchen different from other food businesses is their drive, set-up and presentation. They try and give their customers a different and unique experience with everything they serve. Their food is about colour, taste as well as the great customer service that they offer. In five years’ time they hope to have a restaurant where people can sit down and enjoy their unique cuisine.

As business owners they measure success by customer satisfaction because when the customer is happy, it makes them happy. Satisfied customers inspire them to deliver an even better product.

Kandy’s advice to aspiring entrepreneurs is to start with what you have and from where you are. “Tomorrow is not promised; don’t wait for a large sum of money or a fancy place to start. Social media is a new way to market any business, make use of those platforms and just start, the rest will fall into place when you get there,” she says.

Similar News

 

Capturing moments through the lens

1 day - 22 January 2021 | People

Monique AdamsBorn in Oshakati, David Shipinge Josef grew up in many different parts of Namibia. With both his parents having worked for Namibia Wildlife Resorts...

Determined and eager to learn more

1 day - 22 January 2021 | People

Monique AdamsBesides spending time with her son and family, she loves dancing, travelling, appreciates being home and trying out new recipes.Born in a village called...

Working his way up in life

1 day - 22 January 2021 | People

Monique AdamsThe hardworking Sensikus Angula was born in a small village called Uudhilin­dindi located 30 km west of Oshakati. In the year 2000 he moved...

The language enthusiast

1 day - 22 January 2021 | People

Monique Adams Mathias Haufiku has a passion for language and words, and this passion continues to drive him every day.Haufiku was born in Swakopmund but...

N$160 000 to charity by WB We Care Trust

1 day - 22 January 2021 | Local News

Staff Reporter Woermann, Brock & Co. recently celebrated its 126th anniversary with the Win&Give promotion. A total of N$1.1 million in cash and shopping vouchers...

Plan in pencil

1 week ago - 15 January 2021 | Others

Chaze Nalisa Happy new season. It is the time of the year when we start talking about resolutions versus habits. If you are making plans,...

The early bird catches the worm

1 week ago - 15 January 2021 | People

Michelline Nawatises The head of TransNamib, Johny Smith, a seasoned professional in the transport and logistics industry, joined the rail service company in February...

A top tier Namibian brand

1 week ago - 15 January 2021 | People

Monique AdamsElzane Ludeke always dreamt of owning her very own leather handbag brand but thought it might happen later in her life. She worked in...

Determined and eager to learn more

1 week ago - 15 January 2021 | People

Monique AdamsBesides spending time with her son and family, she loves dancing, travelling, appreciates being home and trying out new recipes.Born in a village called...

Latest News

Capturing moments through the lens

1 day - 22 January 2021 | People

Monique AdamsBorn in Oshakati, David Shipinge Josef grew up in many different parts of Namibia. With both his parents having worked for Namibia Wildlife Resorts...

by Michelline Nawatises

Determined and eager to learn...

1 day - 22 January 2021 | People

Monique AdamsBesides spending time with her son and family, she loves dancing, travelling, appreciates being home and trying out new recipes.Born in a village called...

by Michelline Nawatises

The need to provide clients...

1 day - 22 January 2021 | Business

Monique AdamsEstablished in April 2020 and operating in Windhoek, the cleaning company specialises in commercial and residential cleaning. They use cleaning products that are environmentally...

by Michelline Nawatises

Working his way up in...

1 day - 22 January 2021 | People

Monique AdamsThe hardworking Sensikus Angula was born in a small village called Uudhilin­dindi located 30 km west of Oshakati. In the year 2000 he moved...

by Michelline Nawatises

The language enthusiast

1 day - 22 January 2021 | People

Monique Adams Mathias Haufiku has a passion for language and words, and this passion continues to drive him every day.Haufiku was born in Swakopmund but...

by Michelline Nawatises

Investing in renewable energy

1 day - 22 January 2021 | Business

Monique AdamsEtango Power Engineering was founded by Joseph Kapofi in a joint venture with two other members, namely Samuel Kapofi and Shipanga Ayehe.Born and raised...

by Michelline Nawatises

N$160 000 to charity by...

1 day - 22 January 2021 | Local News

Staff Reporter Woermann, Brock & Co. recently celebrated its 126th anniversary with the Win&Give promotion. A total of N$1.1 million in cash and shopping vouchers...

by Michelline Nawatises

Plan in pencil

1 week ago - 15 January 2021 | Others

Chaze Nalisa Happy new season. It is the time of the year when we start talking about resolutions versus habits. If you are making plans,...

by Monque Adams

The early bird catches the...

1 week ago - 15 January 2021 | People

Michelline Nawatises The head of TransNamib, Johny Smith, a seasoned professional in the transport and logistics industry, joined the rail service company in February...

by Monque Adams

Load More