5 minutes with Jane Visram, Mama Dolce

06 October 2022, 15:11 PM
  • We spent 5 minutes with Jane Visram, founder of Mama Dolce plant-based ice cream, discussing her life motto, last supper and the weirdest thing she's ever eaten
5 minutes with Jane Visram, Mama Dolce

What would you be doing if you weren’t in the food industry?
Well, I am currently still working as a solicitor in the finance industry so I’m pretty sure I’d still be doing that as I do enjoy it!

What was your first job?
Street Charity Fundraiser when I was 17. I lasted two weeks

What inspires you?
Art, I’m currently in love with Kimathi Mafofo’s work. I also love a good book; I’m currently re-reading Half of a Yellow Sun

What’s the worst job you’ve done?
Street Charity Fundraiser when I was 17. I lasted two weeks

What’s your favourite part of your job?
I love the creativity of managing a start-up. Every day brings a new challenge. Being a solicitor has also taught me so many transferrable skills and but namely how to be organised and disciplined.

And your least favourite?
The never-ending to-do list!

How about the food industry?
It’s a fantastic industry to be in. It’s exciting and everchanging. I love reading about new trends in the industry and continuing to innovate with our product.

What would be your last supper?
Macaroni Cheese (The Pasta Evangelist’s version)!

What’s your motto?
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?
Olive oil and ice cream – strange combo but it works.

What’s your favourite book?
The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

Sweet or savoury?
Definitely sweet!

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