Team Profile: Blessing Muchape
Blessing is a “Confident, Mature and Disciplined young man.” says Operations Manager Mr Grey Nyama
Having joined Matobos Hills Lodge on the 19th of February 2018, he first started on attachment from his hotel school.
His strong work ethic created an impression on his bosses and soon he was promoted to Trainee Restaurant Manager, a position he has occupied since the 1st of May.
Now in his third year of studying towards a Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management, Blessing plans to finish his studies next year.
As someone who proudly values his job at the Lodge, Blessing intends to finish his studies on a Block Release Program because it is important to him that he is available “as and when” needed to carry out his duties at the Lodge.
Before joining Matobo Hills Lodge, Blessing worked as a waiter at Debonairs Pizza in Johannesburg, South Africa. He worked there for a year and had hoped to raise enough money for him to pay for his tuition at The Global Institute of Hospitality and Tourism located in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.
Blessing says it was important for him to figure out various ways to earn an income and that is why he
decided to travel to South Africa and look for work.
Even though transitioning was hard at first, Blessing learnt to adapt and eventually found his firm footing at Matobo Hills Lodge, a place he now describes as “home.”
When it comes to his job, an easy-going Blessing says he enjoys talking to clients.
Interacting with guests is crucial to him because guests who feel welcome and comfortable are happy.
Happy clients are more likely to visit the lodge again, keeping him busy. Blessing says the worst days are the few days when there are no clients to interact with in the lodge.
Blessing believes people should come and experience the beauty of Matobos Hills Lodge because the place is naturally tranquil and allows one to connect to our magnificent Zimbabwean Mother nature.