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                                               Tanzanian Chef Honored

Frank Louw, Singita Sasakwa Executive Chef and Michael Matera, Senior Chef de Partie
He began his career as a chef humbly, he was an ordinary staff cook 9 years ago at Sabora  Tented Camp in 2003 , he cooked for the staff for 8 months and was sent to Arusha for a refresher course, on his return he was sent directly to the main kitchen, he was then transferred to Sasakwa where he was promoted to Assistant senior chef de partie, until 2007 when he was promoted to Senior Chef De Partie,in January 2012 he was again promoted, to Junior Souse Chef.... and now he's Chef of year in one of the best hotels in the world, Singita Grumeti Reserves, a title he earned December 2012, Michael Matera.
Serena Hotels which was one of the sponsors of the competition that brought together 14 chefs from various major hotels in the country, has offered him to visit Uganda where he will stay at Victoria Serena Kampala for two nights and Entebbe Serena for two nights.Another sponsor, Southern Sun Hotels has offered him to visit South Africa where he will tour a chain of Southern Sun hotels. Southern Sun Hotels will meet all costs, including air tickets, accommodation and will give him 500 US dollars pocket money.
                                        The First Maasai Certified To Fly an Airbus 319
                           
William Zelothe Stephen is the first Tanzanian Maasai to be certified to fly an Airbus A319, following his training to become a pilot for fastjet. He recently undertook his two-month training in the UK, sponsored by fastjet, returning this week to Tanzania. William is originally from Olosipe, near Arusha.
William likens his experience of flying the Airbus A319 to being in a “state-of-the-art house”, and describes the plane as a very stable aircraft with multiple protection systems. ‘’The Airbus aircraft really looks after you, if you know the ins and outs of it,’’ he said.
William has a background in wildlife management, and first trained as a pilot at Florida Aviation Academy in the USA back in 2006, where he obtained his Airline Transport Pilot Licence. Despite his young age, he has already clocked up 3,053 flying hours.Hiring this 28-year old Tanzanian pilot is part of fastjet’s efforts to ensure the airline hires the best, locally trained staff. Their recruitment strategy is also part of their wider social responsibility plans to invest in Tanzania.
William has a background in wildlife management, and first trained as a pilot at Florida Aviation Academy in the USA back in 2006, where he obtained his Airline Transport Pilot Licence. Despite his young age, he has already clocked up 3,053 flying hours.
Hiring this 28-year old Tanzanian pilot is part of fastjet’s efforts to ensure the airline hires the best, locally trained staff. Their recruitment strategy is also part of their wider social responsibility plans to invest in Tanzania.

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