Zinyusile Khumbula (Zi) was born in Zimbabwe and spent some of his childhood in South Africa. He moved to the United States in September of 2009 and has been connected to Graham Windham as a foster child since the age of 17. Zi has taken an active role in improving foster care for other young people as an active member of Graham’s Youth Council.
With the help of Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) Zi was able to enroll into a reputable Hospitality Management Program at the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE). He also curates unique and memorable culture driven dining experiences. His dream is to continue building on the work that Nelson Mandela started in South Africa and spread it all over the world: a united (rainbow) nation. To do so, Zi shares the culture of Ubuntu (humanity to others) as a lifestyle through food and bringing people together.