Business owner Nina Kabayabaya began the Champion Restaurant and Catering company after gaining experience in the food industry, first as an intern and then as an employee. With only traditional sit-down services in the area, Nina recognised a gap in the market for food delivery services, and set up a business plan for her restaurant to offer catering services to businesses and schools in the area.
With most professionals working around the clock, Nina’s catering service has begun delivering lunches to busy professionals as well as clients such as the UNHCR. Champion’s popularity is growing so quickly, that the UNHCR mission which she works with, has offered her a larger work space since her orders are quickly becoming more than she can deliver at any one time.
Among creating jobs for people in her town, Nina would like to expand her services and begin opening school canteens for the schools in the area. With most children returning home for lunch, school canteens provide kids with a nutritional regular meal that they may not otherwise have, but have also proven to improve concentration in the classroom and enrollment rates.
What is your personal ambition?
I have a vision of opening a school canteen and delivering food to different schools since most kids have to travel home to eat lunch.
What impact do you see your business making?
My business will create jobs for people in my town as well as deliver quality food to people who really enjoy the service.
How do you see the future of your business?
In the future I see my business growing and being the first catering service in Burundi, not only offering food to professionals, but for school children as well.