Introducing Maganizo Penti - Class of 2019


Maganizo Penti

1)      What inspired you to enroll at Jackie Cameron School of Food & Wine?

Without my sponsor (boss) I could not have managed to be here. I have never attended any training school. Raised by a single parent (mother), what she earned was for the daily food - and nothing else.

2)      What are you hoping to achieve there?

I’m hoping to achieve a lot here and I’m sure there will be some achievements that I am not expecting. The achieving will be great enough.

3)      What do you hope to give of yourself?

Right now, I am trying to catch up with the system of learning. I will give myself all the attention so, whatever comes my way I will grab.

4)      What is your long-term goal?

My long-term goal is to own my own restaurant. The knowledge I gain at my work place and what I will get here will help me achieve my goal.

5)      In how many years do you hope to achieve this?

I hope I will achieve this in 15 years after leaving the school.

6)      Who is your favourite international “foodie”?

Gordon Ramsey is my favourite. I started hearing about him a long time ago. I thought he was a football coach at first, but then I learnt more about him and he became my favourite.

7)      If food had a personality, which dish would be most like you – and why?

Any type of lasagna, either meat or vegetable. Lasagna has got a big heart and it takes a lot of ingredients to make the tasty dish.

8)      Where were you born and raised?

I was born and raised in Malawi. I am the real Malawian.

9)      Apart from food what hobbies do you enjoy?

I am a fan of soccer and enjoy watching, as well as playing, the game. I also enjoy reading – novels, magazines and anything that is informative.

10)  What dish do you find least inspiring and why?

“Bacon-wrapped Chicken Breast”, is least inspiring to me. Many people have a different opinion, but because it has a lot of bacon it does not inspire me at all.