My name is Tamara Egbedi and i am the Founder of “PachaMama Foods” which is an agro-business company based in Nigeria and our business is centered on producing healthy food products that are easy to make, affordable, proudly Nigerian, value driven and a means to change the narrative of Africa by helping eradicate malnutrition and address poverty.
I have known Lauretta for 5 years when she directly taught me continental cuisine and hospitality when I enrolled in Wavecrest College of Hospitality for a customized course. I was impressed with her level of professionalism, expertise in food technology, customer service, knowledge on quality, food and most importantly her passion for hospitality and top standards. These were the key factors that made me work with her from the initiation of my food business 3 years ago and she has been key to its establishment. Lauretta has greatly contributed with her expertise to my food business, formula creation, assistance in obtaining our certification from the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), training of my staff in quality, factory cleanliness, mentoring to our all-female staff and coaching for myself on running a food factory and business.
She is one of the best in the food and hospitality as she never compromises on standard which is an added value in Africa and is very technically sound on the science behind food; this she showed when she directly worked with the Nigerian fabricator of all my processing equipment in order to ensure each machine produced the expected results. Till date, we work together to create delicious and healthy meals for the family and they are published on the company’s website. More