Colin Nyoni

Colin has grabbed every opportunity offered to him � from sidewalk food vendor to big-time fast food fran- chisee � and created his own brand of eatery, Nyoni's Kraal, which won a top award at the World Trade Market in London. After being unemployed and twice having had to abandon his dreams of completing his tertiary studies because of a lack of funds, Colin worked his way up through the ranks � from griller and meat cutter to calamari catcher, cleaner, potato chipper and cook. He learnt the ropes so quickly that he was promoted above higher-paid chefs to take charge of kitchen operations. This started a management career with training in Singapore by global food giant Planet Hollywood.

Lunch spot: His own restaurant Nyoni's Kraal;