DDY MBAROUK ALI  - HEAD CHEF JUMA SIMAI JUMA  - CHEF   HAJI MOHAMED HAJI -  BUTLER  ATTIK SALUM KHAMIS  BUTLER MWAMIN AME HAJI  - HOUSKEEPER
TATU AME HAJI  - HOUSEKEEPER RAMA OMAR JUMA  - GARDENER AND POOL ATTENDANT JUMA BANDARI MAKAME - GARDENER MOSSI KALIO MOSSI  - NIGHT WATCHMAN SPEEDY -  HEAD DIRECTOR

The Che Che Vule Villa

Our small team of staff is all from Matemwe village and include chefs, butlers, housekeeping, gardeners and security guards; their aim is to ensure that guests at Che Che Vule enjoy an unforgettable time in our little piece of paradise. We’ve asked them to share their stories with us :

DDY MBAROUK ALI  - HEAD CHEF EDDY MBAROUK ALI - HEAD CHEF
My name is Eddy Mbarouk Ali, I was born in Pemba Island 39 years ago. After my studies I moved to Zanzibar to look for job opportunities. It took me a while to find my place… I went through fishing activity to dishwashing, but suddenly staying in the kitchen I found the chance to learn all secrets of cooking… I started from chopping and helping the chefs, but after one year only I was officially employed as a Chef for Matemwe Bungalow. I’ve been there for 15 years before getting an interesting offer from Che Che Vule as a private Chef in 2010. Currently I have one wife and 6 children. I’m happy with job and I’m good friends with my fellow staff.
JUMA SIMAI JUMA  - CHEF   JUMA SIMAI JUMA - CHEF
My name is Juma Simai Juma, I was born in Matemwe village in 1980. I started to work very young, at the beginning as a legman then I entered the kitchen of Matemwe Bungalow as dishwasher and I realized that was my world! After one year I apply to be a cook and with long experience I became a Chef. I changed several hotels before landing at Che Che Vule, place that I saw being born, since the first stone.
HAJI MOHAMED HAJI -  BUTLER  HAJI MOHAMED HAJI - BUTLER
My name is Haji Mohamed Haji, I was born in 1984 in Kidoti village, nearby Nungwi. I understood young the importance of a good education and I’ve been studying hard until I was 23, joining also various English courses. After my diploma I joined a Hotel management school in Nungwi, a project by an NGO to provide tourism knowledge to the villagers. This opened me the door to new experiences including hotel training. It was July 2010 when I got employed as a Butler in Che Che Vule and since then I’m very happy and I love my job.
ATTIK SALUM KHAMIS  BUTLER ATTIK SALUM KHAMIS BUTLER
I’m Attik Salum Khamis. I was born in 1988 in Mnazi Moja Hospital as the first born of the 5 children of Salum Khamis family. I’m from Fumba, a fisherman village in the south west coast of Zanzibar. Here I completed my primary education before joining a secondary school in town and a English college later. In July 2011 I started my research for a job in Fumba and eventually I got the chance to be trained from Fumba Beach Lodge to became a butler for Che Che Vule. This is my first job, I do it with enthusiasm and I hope to stay here for long time!
MWAMIN AME HAJI  - HOUSKEEPER MWAMIN AME HAJI - HOUSKEEPER
My name is Mwamin Ame Haji, I’m 43 years old and I’m mother of 5 children. 17 years ago I got employed as babysitter for a German family. Slowly while the two kids were growing I started to help with the cleaning and other small house job until the kids became big. With the time the villa changed as well, growing up like a baby… first a nice garden, then a wooden terrace and final a swimming pool. The family moved back to Germany but I’m still here… happy to be the Head Maid of Che Che Vule.
TATU AME HAJI  - HOUSEKEEPER

TATU AME HAJI - HOUSEKEEPER
My name is Tatu Ame Haji, I was born in 1989 in Matemwe village. I’m married, but I have no kids yet. My dream has always been to work in a hotel, so after being house wife for a while, in 2009 I decided to apply myself to find this kind of job. Soon I found the chance to be trained for three months in Che Che Vule as housekeeper, and because I was doing well the manager employed me. Since that time I work in Che Che Vule, and I love my job!

RAMA OMAR JUMA  - GARDENER AND POOL ATTENDANT RAMA OMAR JUMA - GARDENER AND POOL ATTENDANT
My name is Ramadhan Omar Juma but for my friends I’m simply Rama. I’m 32 years old and I live in the hinterland 5 km behind Matemwe. I’m married and I have 4 nice kids! At the beginning of my career I’ve been working as painter for 2 different hotels but suddenly I got the chance to take care of the garden of a new villa, when the building was still under process… this is now Che Che Vule! And the garden is superb!!
JUMA BANDARI MAKAME - GARDENER JUMA BANDARI MAKAME - GARDENER
My name is Juma Bandari Makame, I’m 24 years old and I was born in Makunge, a little village next to Muyuni Beach. After school I started to do some local jobs, specially fishing. In 2009 I decided to look for a more formal job and by chance I found a job as gardener in Che Che Vule. I’m very happy with my job, sometimes it’s hard but the result makes me proud and the money I own gives me the chance to enlarge my family! I only have one baby so far…
MOSSI KALIO MOSSI  - NIGHT WATCHMAN MOSSI KALIO MOSSI - NIGHT WATCHMAN
My name is Mossi Kalio Mossi, I’m 48 years old and I’m from Matemwe.
I was a fisherman before looking for a job in the hotels, and my first role has been as gardener for Matemwe Bungalow more then 15 years ago. Here I met Che CheVule owner… at that stage he was just starting the building of his villa and he employed me as watchman and also to take care of the builder and some small jobs. Now I have 3 wife and 12 children, I have been working for Che Che Vule since the very beginning and I’m very happy with my job and the rest of the staff.
JUMA SIMBA JUMA JUMA SIMBA JUMA NIGHT WATCHMAN
My name is Juma Simba Juma, I’m from Matemwe village ad I’m 31years old. I did my primary school in the village but after this I didn’t continue my studies and I found my self doing small jobs like fishing. I did this for 3 years before searching for a proper job and I met the owner of Che CheVule whom was looking for a night watchman for his new villa. I started my job in Che CheVule 7 years ago when it was still a private house, but now that is running with tourists and the kitchen is always busy I’m happily getting trained as a cook as well! Maybe one day I will be your chef!
SPEEDY -  HEAD DIRECTOR SPEEDY - HEAD DIRECTOR
Speedy is our Mascot… a 20 - 25 years old tortoise. We like to think of him as the big boss of the property. This is because he has been here longer then any other staff member and the ancient wisdom of his inherent nature. Speedy is actually quite quick! A master in camouflage… Sometimes we spend days looking for him with no results and suddenly he is banging into your heel. Speedy loves lettuce, cabbage and fruits… and you if you help him with those goodies!