Michelle Lowe is one of BNI Go Givers’ newest members and makes the most awesome burgers south of the city.

Michelle is one of those enterprising people who can’t sit still. Working as a chef when COVID-19 hit, she, like many others, was a casualty and found herself without a job. That didn’t stop her from hitting the streets (literally) to find work and some financial stability.

While out running along the Port Noarlunga Esplanade, Michelle discovering people milling around a coffee van. After befriending the owner, she decided that simple egg and bacon rolls would perfectly complement the coffee. So she set up a little camper van next door, and Cheffy Chelby’s was born.

Fast forward, and Cheffy Chelby’s is now firmly entrenched in Saltfleet Street in Port Noarlunga in what was an old antique shop. And, since June last year, has been putting smiles on dials by serving incredible burgers and great coffee.

Michelle’s introduction to BNI was hardly conventional. She had been told of a marketing man named Paul Rogers and, after googling him, came across Go Givers Paul Rogers (The Business Prophet), who happen to have a few mutual friends. Michelle saw that Paul was also a business coach and made contact. After accepting an invitation to visit BNI Go Givers, she knew she wanted to be part of the chapter.

A love of networking and people coming together over food and coffee has always held appeal for Michelle. When she saw how smooth the meeting ran under President Emma Kinlock, she was hooked.

Michelle is the first recipient of the BNI Givers Gain® Membership Grant. The Grant is for those businesses in the Events, Entertainment and Hospitality space affected by COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions. It means businesses that join BNI as part of this great initiative have their joining and membership fees waived but must still meet specific membership KPIs.

BNI and Michelle are a great fit. The Givers Gain® philosophy is evident in just about everything Michelle does. As well as running a popular eatery, she sits on the Port Noarlunga Tourism Board. She is also taking on charitable challenges like shaving her head to support mental health, beyond blue, domestic violence, suicide prevention for men, among others.

Wherever you’re located, a visit to Cheffy Chelby’s in Port Noarlunga for a chat with Michelle and to scoff one of her burgers is definitely worth the trip.