Pascal is the Head of Food at Nando’s IMEA and has been heading up the food and beverage strategies and innovation for the iconic brand for the past 6 years

We met up with Pascal to talk career moves, what it takes to build a career like hers and what it’s like to be the brain behind flavours like Nando’s Mozam Paprika flavour.

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What does the Head of food do?

Although being a foodie is one of the demands of Pascal’s job, there’s more to it than just a love for good food. Being the Head of Food involves a lot of research, analysis, forward-thinking and diplomacy. 

While the purpose of a business is to make money, one of Pascal’s duties is to convince Nando’s to innovate, change a formula they already know to work to introduce something new or put a new spin on an old favourite.

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