SOLIHULL super chef Tendai Taruvinga has been nominated for the Entrepreneur of Excellence Award at The National Diversity Awards 2022.
And he’s looking for local votes to help him reach the final.
The prestigious black tie event recognises nominees in their respective fields of diversity including age, disability, gender, race, faith, religion and sexual orientation.
Veafy is a food delivery business founded by Tendai Taruvinga, offering a range of 100 per cent plant-based ready meals designed to raise the profile of African cuisine within the UK and globally.
And it’s proved such a success he’s already scooped Young Innovators Award to help his business grow.
“It is an honour to receive a nomination for Entrepreneur of Excellence at this year’s National Diversity Awards,” said Tendai, who lives in Kingshurst.
“Launching Veafy has been one of the most challenging but rewarding experiences of my life, so it is incredibly humbling to receive such incredible recognition on a national level.
“The awards nomination will provide invaluable visibility which will help me to inspire more people to pursue their passions through my work and practice.”
Tendai said the business had really taken off since January, helped by being featured in the Solihull Observer.
All his dishes are 100 per cent plant based and available through mail order at: www.veafy.co.uk.
“Our best seller is our West African Jollof, I call it ‘jollification’ and it’s a rice-based combination of West African curry spices and coconut that really celebrates the vibrancy of West Africa,” said Tendai.
The National Diversity Awards receives more than 60,000 nominations and votes annually.
To progress to the shortlist Tendai needs people to vote for him – and the polls shut this Friday, May 20.
To cast your vote visit: https://www.nationaldiversityawards.co.uk/
The final will be held on September 16, 2022 at Liverpool’s breathtaking Anglican Cathedral