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Let’s Go Local: Taveuni-born Chef Wants To Return Home

He operates his business out of his Kula Street home in Samabula, and delivers home-made meals to corporate houses, from Monday to Friday. Mr Mckenzie comes from an Australian culinary background. “I am a qualified chef from Australia,” he said.
02 Dec 2021 11:00
Let’s Go Local: Taveuni-born Chef Wants To Return Home
Part of My Suva Park with the inserted image of Zoom Catering owner and operator, Paul Mckenzie.

Paul Mckenzie is a popular face in Suva’s central business district.

He owns and operates Zoom Catering, a door-to-door food delivery service.

“Most people know me as the sandwich man,” Mr Mckenzie said.

 

He operates his business out of his Kula Street home in Samabula, and delivers home-made meals to corporate houses, from Monday to Friday.

Mr Mckenzie comes from an Australian culinary background.

“I am a qualified chef from Australia,” he said.

 

Zoom Catering, which also accepts pre-orders and caters for events, was established five years ago, he said.

Mr Mckenzie says he loves his job because it gets him out of the house almost daily.

“I also get to be my own boss,” Mr Mckenzie said.

“You have to have a deeper appreciation for the people, the places you cater to, and the service, to be in this business.

 

Blue Lagoon Cruises offers trips to the Mamanucas and Yasawas.

Blue Lagoon Cruises offers trips to the Mamanucas and Yasawas.

Where would you take friends to?
Mamanucas.

It’s multiracial composition is the perfect blend for the sun, sand and sea.

 

One of the many Bulaccino Cafe's in Fiji.

One of the many Bulaccino Cafe’s in Fiji.

What is your favourite place for a coffee or pie?
Bulaccino offers the best local blend.

For an international touch, it’s Gloria Jean’s.

 

My Suva Park.

My Suva Park.

What is your favourite backyard spot?
My Suva Park at Suva Point.

I love old landmarks.

 

Guest enjoying Lavena Coastal Walk in Taveuni.

Guest enjoying Lavena Coastal Walk in Taveuni.

What is one place on your bucket list?
Taveuni.

I am from there.

I left the island when I was very young.

 

Feedback: frederica.elbourne@fijisun.com.fj



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