Briefly tell us more about yourself and your journey thus far.
Once I realised that food was my thing, I immediately followed my passion. My business partner and I started with very little money and basically pieced the business together with the help of friends and family. Being an entrepreneur is difficult – I have been broke and unable to feed my family, but I believe in this business and in my dreams.
Where did your love and passion for food originate?
My passion for food comes from my mother. I’ve been cooking with her since I was a young boy.
How did the idea of Sumting Fresh come about?
My partner and I wanted to open a restaurant but didn’t have the funds so we decided that a food truck was within reach.
Besides food, what are some of your other passions?
Youth development – we employ and train youth from the Alex community in partnership with Tusong House.
What is next for Hezron Louw?
I plan on building a sustainable franchise.
Read more – and get an exclusive recipe for delicious Gua Baos – in the Jan/Feb issue of African Independent.