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Uncle Couzen's Lounge – Episode 12: From A Teenage Drug Dealer To A World Class Pastry Chef

Uncle Couzen's Lounge – Episode 12: From A Teenage Drug Dealer To A World Class Pastry Chef

Awe couzens, meet Kelvin Joel, a guy from Westbury South of Johannesburg, South Africa.

He dropped out of school at the tender age of 12 and started selling drugs for a gang leader, as the story of a young guy often went those days. But as the time went on, he was provided with shelter by a local church under conditions that he would take over the cooking for the church members. It was not long when Kelvin fell in love with cooking. But he did not yet know that it would change his life forever.

Later he managed to complete school and received a diploma in hotel management. He met up with pastry chef Linda Kotze and won a scholarship in Atlanta, US, where he discoverd he wanted to be a pastry chef. Not long after he was offered a job at one of South Africa's top hotel groups and became the first black pastry chef to work at Sandon Sun Hotel. It did not end there. Kelvin also represented South Africa at the Culinary Olympics in Germany 2003.

Today Kelvin runs the succesful Johannesbur

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