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Exclusive: #Chefbae, Mulunda Kombo On His Overnight Instagram Success! - ZUMI

8 months ago, 20 Apr 08:49

By: Lush Angela

Mulunda is a perfect example of how social media can play an intricate part in the journey you end up experiencing in life. After a sit-down interview with the #chefbae, I learnt how his cooking journey began and how sharing it on Instagram has catapulted him to fame and lead him to experience a variety of business opportunities.

Here is what Mulunda had to share:

I used to play rugby but around 2010 I got an injury that meant I could never play the sport again. So to fill the void of not being able to play I began baking which was therapeutic and looking back now, It is where my love for cooking began.

I went to visit Italy in 2013 and I met this elderly lady who cooked as an amazing pasta dish from scratch within 20 minutes it was ready for us to eat and plated so beautifully too. What was more amazing is how simple her methods of cooking were and this opened and triggered my mind into wanting to try out new cooking ways.

Other chefs that inspire me, are Gordon Ramsay and Jamie Oliver. Gordon for his cooking style which is always quick and easy and Jamie because I feel we have quite similar personalities.

To be honest I had no intention to earn from my cooking. I enjoyed cooking for people and also sharing pictures of what I cooked. It only started becoming an idea that I could make money from it when people would often slide in my DM asking if I could cook for them. However, what really made me sit back and take it seriously is when one of my sisters before a meeting was then approached by someone asking if she was Mulunda Kombo’s sister. I am the younger brother and that was something that never happened it was usually me being asked if we are siblings. This was clear that I was onto something.

Since then I must say Instagram is everything! My consistency with my food images has led to interviews such as these and even on TV too. I have had numerous opportunities from cooking for people in their own homes to events like I recently was the chef for the first ever Mwanaume Ni Effort travel adventure event.

Cooking is my passion and it takes an average of 20% of my work life. Property development is a family business that I have done for eight years and I enjoy it too. Both are career choices although different, they sure have transferable skills. Property development requires me to be imaginative and this translates really well when I experiment with new recipe concepts.

When I am project managing, I always have to do multiple things at the same time and be excellent with my time management skills. These are great skills to have when in the kitchen and they have definitely come in handy.

My biggest challenge has been myself because I have this vision in my mind and I forget that for it ...
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Category: magazine zumi women food

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Exclusive: #Chefbae, Mulunda Kombo On His Overnight Instagram Success! - ZUMI

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Mulunda is a perfect example of how social media can play an intricate part in the journey you end up experiencing in life. After a sit-down interview with the #chefbae, I learnt how his cooking journey began and how sharing it on Instagram has catapulted him to fame and lead him to experience a variety of business opportunities.

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I used to play rugby but around 2010 I got an injury that meant I could never play the sport again. So to fill the void of not being able to play I began baking which was therapeutic and looking back now, It is where my love for cooking began.

I went to visit Italy in 2013 and I met this elderly lady who cooked as an amazing pasta dish from scratch within 20 minutes it was ready for us to eat and plated so beautifully too. What was more amazing is how simple her methods of cooking were and this opened and triggered my mind into wanting to try out new cooking ways.

Other chefs that inspire me, are Gordon Ramsay and Jamie Oliver. Gordon for his cooking style which is always quick and easy and Jamie because I feel we have quite similar personalities.

To be honest I had no intention to earn from my cooking. I enjoyed cooking for people and also sharing pictures of what I cooked. It only started becoming an idea that I could make money from it when people would often slide in my DM asking if I could cook for them. However, what really made me sit back and take it seriously is when one of my sisters before a meeting was then approached by someone asking if she was Mulunda Kombo’s sister. I am the younger brother and that was something that never happened it was usually me being asked if we are siblings. This was clear that I was onto something.

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When I am project managing, I always have to do multiple things at the same time and be excellent with my time management skills. These are great skills to have when in the kitchen and they have definitely come in handy.

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