CELEBRITY chef and entrepreneur Levi Roots proved to be a sauce of inspiration for students at Hammersmith College this week.
Mr Reggae himself popped into the Gliddon Road campus on Monday, to give a talk about his life experiences before and after his appearance on BBC 1's Dragon's Den.
Delighted students watched as the exuberant chef bounded into the lecture hall shaking hands and high fiving people before bursting into a reggae song.
He spoke about growing up in a small town in Jamaica before heading to Britain in the 1960s after hearing that its streets were paved with gold.
Moving to Brixton he told the students how he had gotten into trouble with the police, even going to jail.
Despite being an accomplished reggae musician he realised he had a family to feed so fell back on his cooking skills which he had learnt from his grandmother in Jamaica.
This led to his memorable 2005 appearance on Dragon's Den and the subsequent launch of his Reggae Reggae Sauce - which has now become a global brand.
A spokesperson for the college, said: "Levi’s talk was well received by staff and all learners who attended. The speech was inspirational and motivational for the students and he is an example of how it is possible to succeed in life given the right chances. The International Team are hopeful of organising future events such as this, to generate enthusiasm, energy and a desire in our learners to reach their goals."