Chef David Okoth is a very well-spoken man. You wouldn’t think he runs affairs at a prestigious Eka Hotel along Mombasa road, Nairobi. But such is his warmth and humility, a man who carries himself with enthusiasm and a visible gentlemanly attitude to boot.
Apart from running Eka Hotel’s budding kitchen, he is also a founder member of Africa Chefs United, an umbrella body for chefs in Africa whose headquarters are in South Africa.
He has worked in a number of different hotels around the world – from the RAFFLES Hotel in Singapore, The GlenEagles Hotel in Scotland, Hilton Hotel in Abu Dhabi, Savoy Hotel in London, to Fairmont Heliopolis in Egypt.
Chef Okoth believes that “it is never about the money. It is always about the growth of a career, in this case, a career as a chef.”