Posted February 23, 2007 by Nick Lindauer in Hot Events

A Little Bit About Rochelle Schätzl

Rochelle Schätzl is Dave De Witt’s guest to the 2007 Fiery Foods Show & she is an authority on Chile’s and a director of the South African Chefs Association. Rochelle Schätzl will be signing bottles & cookbooks at the Nando’s Booth 423/425

Rochellee SchatzlRochelle Schätzl was born and raised in Southern Africa and graduated with a degree in Food Science & Marketing from the University of Pretoria, South Africa in 1994.

She holds and has held various positions within the international food industry including:
“¢ Director of the South African Chef’s Association
“¢ Senior Chef with the Holiday Inn Group
“¢ Advisory Chef with McCormick’s, Inc.
“¢ Business Development Manager with Firmenich in South Africa and Internationally

Rochelle currently heads up the Nando’s International Global Product Development team. Nando’s is a South African based restaurant group with over 700 casual dining restaurants in over 35 countries. In addition to the restaurants Nando’s also is a consumer packaged good company distributing Peri-Peri products including hot sauces, marinades and simmer sauces internationally.

Her current position with Nando’s, Inc. has taken her all over Africa giving her the opportunity of a life time to research Peri-Peri while developing a unique understanding of the diverse cultures and cuisines of Africa and how these have expanded internationally. She shares this knowledge through special appearances, educational seminars and interviews. Rochelle is dynamic, inspired and passionately African.

In part because of Rochelle’s development, Nando’s has won 13 awards already in 2007, including 9 Scovie’s and 4 Zesty Best Awards. Our Peri-Peri products have also been honored by the Professional Chef’s Association with their highest award, the Best Quality Gold Seal. Nando’s Original Peri-Peri Sauces is sponsoring the National Fiery Foods and Barbeque show in New Mexico this March.

Rochelle Schatzl Signing Cookbooks

Nick Lindauer

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