My name is Stanley Munjuga Kinyanjui, intake 02/11.
I took a course in Hospitality management and after one year I went for my 1st training at Gertrude’s Hospital in Nairobi, where I put into practice my course work and gained experience for three months. After two years, I went for my 2nd hotel training at Sarova Taita Hills for three months. With the training, I gained experience in all functionalities and departments that are involved in the hospitality course. I fell in love with service department as my 1st choice and the kitchen department as my second, with this I knew how my job search would go.
During my finals I did both internal and ICM exams and attained credit in each. I didn’t struggle much with school and school fees since I had my three sisters and dad who took care of everything. Also in school, I didn’t get any challenge because all the tutors were ready to assist and made sure we were all equipped with the necessary knowledge. They were very strict to ensure we were doing the right thing and attending all practicals as well as theory classes. After my exam I was given a recommendation letter to help me in my job search. Within two weeks, I got a job at Qwetu Restaurant in Thika as a head chef in hot kitchen and after a month I was interviewed at Eton hotel Thika. I secured a job as service personnel and a part-time barman.
After two years I was again interviewed at Lake Elementaita Serena Camp and I secured a job in food and beverage department, where I am up to date. In Serena I work as a full time service personnel, an acting sommelier and also an acting restaurant manager. Thanks to Amboseli Institute for it made me who I am today.