This is the story on chances.
This is the story on opportunities.
This is the story of Karen Ekekwe.
A few months ago, Chef Stone decided to do a number of giveaways - September to Remember - where he gave something that a number of followers had been wishing for for a long time.
Here --> https://twitter.com/UberStigg/status/905138174405607424
It was a rare one and of course, many people went 'crazy' with their requests.
(Someone asked for 5million dollars.
5 million dollars.
Yes. That happened.)
After filtering measures were implemented, Karen was one of the 4 to scale through to get what she had been asking for for weeks - a professional Chef's course with RDC.
Karen was excited about the course. She took pictures, videos and documented her entire experience.
Take a peek --> https://twitter.com/HyperKiki/status/917312672340889601
Little did we know that this somewhat small experience would translate into a longer time spent at the RDC Lagos Kitchen. Karen decided to not just take a paid course, but she went ahead to take on the 1 year combination course.
Look here --> https://twitter.com/HyperKiki/status/988091048231661573
CONTEXT: The 1 year combination costs N940,000.
She definitely thought that small experience was not small, at all.
Her instagram post went thus:
"I officially completed my first 3 months in @reddishchronicles yesterday and I was filled with a lot of emotions. The knowledge and skill I’ve acquired amazes me and I still have a long way to go,I learnt how to make amazing dishes (swipe to view few of my favorite dishes made in school), I learnt how to manage different characters. Being the class representative was a test of my strength but I scaled through in the end. A very big thank you to @reddishchronicles @uberstigg for this great privilege Special shoutout to @hurlarr @chefcupid @missfebruary_27 @chef_tehmy @iam_chef_black @kasfoodie for being the most amazing chef instructors, I’m definitely going to make you guys proud. Here’s to the next 3 months 🥂"
It is always a good idea to take a chance.
You never know, your free pass today may be your golden invite tomorrow.
The opportunity to try something new is knocking...
....It's high time you answered.
Love always, Tife Soloye.