This articles gives marketing and promotional ideas for African and Caribbean people in the diaspora looking to start a business or enter the food (popups, supperclubs and restaurant) sector. This article refers to the London market but can be applied to other cities in the UK and the markets of the US.
New York African Restaurant Week starts on Sunday October 1st and runs until Sunday October 22nd. Visit a participating restaurant, in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Harlem, Bronx and take advantage of the deals they are offering. Celebrate the best of African cuisine and culture in New York, America. Produced by Panla and A Taste of Africa USA, two leading culinary events companies reinventing the way African food is consumed and discovered, the New York African Restaurant Week features lunch and dinner options.
The London taste of Africa meetup group members had a meet and greet at the Black Cultural Archives in Brixton, London in February 2017. This is the report on what happened.
FoodTech Startup Launches The First Social App For African And Caribbean Food In London
On Tuesday 29th November 2016 Pop Up Africa and Start Ups for Africa organised an event called #African Food 2016 this took place at FaceBook headquarters in Camden, London. This article is about the night's event and what we can learn to growth the African food market.
This article is about the panel discussion, progress made in a year and next steps we should make to promote African Cuisine.
London’s biggest African inspired shopping experience returns to the Capital on Monday bank holiday 30th May which is Spring Bank Holiday at the starting time of 10:00am. Africa at Spitalfields has fast become a popular feature on the calendar of the globally famous Spitalfields, the success of this free event has brought it into its fourth year. Africa at Spitalfields 2016 visitors can expect to be thrilled by this vibrant celebration of African culture as the Spitalfields traders market is transformed to provide a taste of the exotic.
So I have a somewhat shocking secret to share – I am not a foodie *insert covered face emoji*
“But wait are you not Tokunbo of Tokunbo’s Kitchen?”
Yes indeed I am. You see, what I am trying to say is that I am not a foodie in the sense that I am quite fussy about what I eat. However I enjoy cooking and I especially love creating meals for others and seeing the satisfaction on their faces. It’s a feeling second to none.
Three reasons why you should take up a traders stall at Spitalfields in May 2016
- The glass ceiling, diversity and inclusion at your work in positions of power in management. Frustrated? See Hollywood boycott, #blacklivesmatter, the gender, ethnic pay gap and gender pricing
- No pension in your future, so start your life time business now. Build the future today. Never retire. Support your family with flexibility
- Real opportunities exist for first, second and third generation African and Caribbean entrepreneurs
Pop Up Africa is an African Inspired Pop-Up events company. The aim of making the African retail and culinary industries more available to a broader audience resulted in the pop up events such as, 'Africa at Spitalfield's,' which after its launch in 2013 has seen stall holders take their brand from the market stall to the shelves of Tesco. Also the newly launched 'African Food and Drink Takeover' as part of Africa Utopia at the Southbank Centre.