How I became my own boss

Choosing a career is quite interesting but pursuing it is very difficult. Sometimes the external forces behind keeps telling you to quit and shove it away but only few people made it to pushing far.

Sandymusings in an interview with young Miss PHILIP GODIYA JOY popularly known as Godiya dishes, explained in detail, her love for this choice of career and below are her responses which she hopes she can inspire the young people who ought to get busy and stop procrastinating.

In an interview with Sandymusings:

Sandymusings:

What are your full names?

Godiya dishes:

Philip Joy Godiya.

Sandymusings:

What choice of career are you

currently into?

Godiya dishes:

Culinary (CHEF).

Sandymusings:

When did you start pursuing this career and why this career?

Godiya dishes:

Hmmmm

I started pursing this career in 2018.

I was a 300 level student in the University of Lagos. As one of the challenges of a student there would be a period with low funds. Thanks to my roommates then who encouraged me to go into making of fried meat as a business in the hostel and make money for myself. I started with a total of 1500 and the business continued to grow.

At this point I expanded and started making Asun for occasions including convocation and birthday activities.

I opened an Instagram account shortly after and I started promoting business. I started receiving orders for surprise breakfast and dinners.

Just after my convocation Chef Punshak of Maggi invited me and I became a chef at Maggi. His passion for culinary opened my mind farther and I decided to go for culinary trainings so I could become a certified chef.

I started my culinary training at Ehis Center for culinary Arts (ECCA) as a professional chef student.

Chef Ehis is currently a mentor to me and he gave me a privilege of working with him and also getting trained

Sandymusings:

From your explanation, it shows that you are currently training under the tutelage of chef Ehis. What do you enjoy so much under his teachings and what challenges have you faced during this process?

Godiya dishes:

Thank you very much for this brilliant question

It is true am currently in training under the tutelage of Chef Ehis.

One thing I enjoy so much is the fact that he never gives up. He keeps saying “anytime you see me give then give up too” this keeps pushing me to know more. Read more and practice more. Trust me I’m a Better Chef than I was before my training started. I now can play around spices and herbs.

Challenges faced during this training was the fact that I was working and training and there are times classes was going on and I needed to do some official assignment making me miss out some minutes or hours of the lecture room.

Sandymusings:

Will you say there’s actually a hope for the young ones hoping to take this route for a career?

If there be any, what advice will you have for this young one’s

Godiya dishes:

There’s hope for anyone who wants to be Chef irrespective of the age and educational background

There are only 3 tips I would give;

1. Passion: there must be an undying passion to become a chef. Ready to face the bad sides, go into the inner markets and even get unpleasant comments about your career path. Passion would keep you strong and get you there.

2. Focus: if you are not focused then there’s a limit to how far you can go. Being a chef is more tasking and requires a lot of patience and indebt thought.

3. Consistency: keep practicing, keep being good, keep working hard, never give up and the sky is just your starting point

Sandymusings:

I have seen some pictures of your work and it’s looks really good to taste. If I was interested in employing your services, how would I reach out to you?

Instagram?

Website?

Office?

WhatsApp?

Godiya dishes:

Thank you very much for the commendation. I’m really honoured

Instagram handle @Chefgodiya

Business handle @godiyadishes

Whatsaap @09019490242

Sandymusings:

Thank you so much Chef Godiya

It was really a nice moment having this interview with you.

Godiya dishes:

Thank you very much Sandymusings blog. It was such an awesome time with you.

Here are some of the tasty dishes made by the very hands of Chef Godiya as she makes great wave in the culinary business.

In order to employ her services, she can be contacted through the following:

1. Instagram handle – Chefgodiya

2. Business handle – godiyadishes

3. Whatsaap – +2349019490242

Thank you so much for taking out time to read this article. I can’t stop myself from reading your comments. Do you have any question for Chef Godiya?Please drop your comments and your emails below. Cheers 👩🏽‍🍳

39 Comments Add yours

  1. Ikor Jerry says:

    Always good to pursue your dreams but the going is never pleasant, you only get better when you don’t quit. Thank you sandymusings for reminding us to keep our heads straight
    Thank you Chef Godiya

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ikor Sandra says:

      Thank you so much for reading this article 😊

      Like

  2. ONYEBUCHI says:

    What I gained about this tips is the passion! I believe when you have passion for something, you won’t rest till you’ve achieved it.
    Nice one

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ikor Sandra says:

      Exactly
      Thank you so much for taking out time to read this article 😊

      Like

  3. Sodiq says:

    Nice write-up and beautiful dishes. She got there because of her focus n consistency. I learnt that

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ikor Sandra says:

      Thank you so much Sodiq
      Am sure she will appreciate this comment. 😊

      Like

  4. John Samuel says:

    This is nice work. There is a few things I picked from the interview.
    First and foremost, one needs a mentor after discovering one’s own passion. The good thing about having a mentor is he/she is there to guide you.
    Secondly, one needs consistency. What one keeps doing so often becomes a part of him/her and before long the person becomes a master
    Keep it up

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ikor Sandra says:

      Thank you so much Samuel
      Am sure this will be a useful tool for Chef Godiya

      Like

      1. Holyfield Ebenezer says:

        When you choose a career path from were your passion lies and the things you love doing, you’d Excel beyond your imaginations. Thanks Sandra for this wonderful article.

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Ikor Sandra says:

        Thank you so much Holyfield 😊

        Like

  5. christopherchibuike says:

    It’s always good to be a boss of your own and definitely it doesn’t come that easy, consistency and commitment as you mentioned have to work together…. Thank you sandymusings for reminding me that and I will always bear that in mind

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ikor Sandra says:

      Thank you so much Chris
      😊

      Like

      1. Charity says:

        This is interesting! believe me when I say that. I wasn’t wrong in choosing you as a friend some years ago Sandy. Keep the good work going. I love the passion,focus and consistency of Godiya Philip, you will hear from me soon for your dishes

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      2. Ikor Sandra says:

        Thank you so much Charity for these kind words
        Am sure Chef Godiya will love to read this

        Like

  6. OG Echo says:

    Wow I like her motive and her determination
    I am inspired by her.. 👍👍👍

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ikor Sandra says:

      Thank you so much Echo
      Am sure this will be a useful tool for Chef Godiya 👩🏽‍🍳

      Like

    2. Chef Godiya says:

      Thank you so much for reading this article. Please reach out to me on your choice of career path especially if you want to go into the food business. Would be ready to assist and guide you.

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Sam says:

    Thank you so much Sandymusings for sharing this lovely article
    And a big thumbs up to Chef Godiya for her lovely dishes.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ikor Sandra says:

      Thank you so much Sam 😊

      Like

  8. Tunde says:

    Focus and determination that’s what I see

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ikor Sandra says:

      Thank you so much Tunde 😊

      Like

  9. Jummai says:

    This is Very encouraging @sandymusings and Chef Godiya. God bless you both

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ikor Sandra says:

      Thank you so much Ma
      😊

      Like

  10. Consistency is the key. Never give up on what you love

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ikor Sandra says:

      Thank you so much Oma
      😊

      Like

  11. I’m so happy for her. Chasing your passion and making any income from it has to be an extraordinary feeling. Great interview and very inspirational too.
    In the meantime, can I have some of those snails Sandra?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ikor Sandra says:

      Sure you can 😃
      You just need to call on Chef Godiya for a fresh one 😊
      Thank you Ericotrips for reading

      Liked by 1 person

  12. Emmanuel Ikwoche says:

    This is an awesome piece of motivation. Keep it going

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ikor Sandra says:

      This means so much to me Emmanuel 😃

      Like

  13. chiidex19 says:

    This is a really educative article. I like the passion and commitment displayed by chef Godiya. Keep up the good work

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ikor Sandra says:

      Thank you so much Chiidex 😃
      Am sure Chef Godiya will be so pleased

      Like

  14. Awesome 👏🏾

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ikor Sandra says:

      Thank you so much ma
      I appreciate this a whole lot

      Liked by 1 person

      1. You are welcome. I love seeing stories like this. I am saving it to share with many young peppers I know.

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Ikor Sandra says:

        This made my day 😃
        Thank you for taking out time to read this article. This will means so much to Chef Godiya 👩🏽‍🍳

        Liked by 1 person

      3. You are welcome

        Liked by 1 person

  15. Like!! I blog frequently and I really thank you for your content. The article has truly peaked my interest.

    Like

    1. thank you for taking out time to review my blog

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