questions and answers

By Nadia, 7 July, 2018

African food is no longer just about cooking jollof rice, we are now in the midst of serious entrepreneurs expanding culinary ideas and turning African food into a serious business. The global African food movement is everywhere, today we touch down in the Netherlands and invite you to meet Ebere Akadiri founder of Atarofoods.com. Ataro foods provide training and advisory on West African foods, consulting in restaurant development, and help develop a food processing supply chain for organisations interested in market developments in West Africa.

By West Africa Cooks, 21 April, 2017

Kwame Annom Amfo-Akonnor pitched his local food start up business to an expert panel at Enterprise Africa 2017* for corporate mentorship support which included PR, branding support, social media and digital marketing. He impressed the panel and won top prize. This package was put together by Essence 13 working with Pop Up Africa. So what are the hopes, dreams and challengers of Kwame's startup. Let's find out here is a question and answer session by this enterprising business man.

By West Africa Cooks, 13 April, 2017

"The continent of Africa has such a diverse food offering" say Zoe Adjonyoh who at the forefront of shaking things up in the UK foodie scene has now published a cook book called Zoe's Ghana Kitchen.

By West Africa Cooks, 10 February, 2017

Here is a q&a from Carine Ottou, the Cameroonian chef who founded Inspiring Chefs, co-hosting the sold out *Soul Makoss a pop-up at The Pill Box in Bethnal Green with **Eat Off The Menu.

Where are your family from?

I was born in Cameroon and moved to France at age 14.

What African country do you visit the most and why should other people visit that country?

By Nadia, 3 November, 2016

I have a lot of Nigerian friends and not one of them has ever baked anything for me when I showed up at their door. So you can imagine my surprise when I found out that there exists an indigenous dry confectionery mix market in Nigeria! I was curious to find out more and also baffled at my own ignorance. I have always professed that African people don't really do the whole oven baking thing but that's a lie. It is because I don't know how to bake and find that it is easy to blame it on others. Perhaps my Nigerian friends bake for their children and chose to only cook Egusi Soup for me.

By West Africa Cooks, 5 October, 2016

Real opportunities exist for African entrepreneurs in the food industry, but turning ideas into businesses is hard work requiring detailed planning, motivation and a long term vision. On Sunday 2nd October 2016 I visited the OniDodo autumn Supper Club to see what turning a vision into business venture is all about. Here is the story of the evening and the questions and answer with Dare who is one to pave the way for the next generation.

By West Africa Cooks, 27 June, 2016

From Ghanaian street food to Ethiopian restaurants, African food is here and make its mark bigger every year. The foodie revolution continues with inspirational cook and author Patti Gyapomaa Sloley.

This is good news for those of us who are tired of African food remaining in the dark, lagging behind Indian and Chinese food. Here we speak to Patti about her entrepreneurial ventures.

African Food Story

How did it start?

By Tokunbo, 4 February, 2016

How did it all start?
It started the night after I waited two hours for jerk chicken that was meant to be ready in “another fifteen minutes” at a garden party at the end of last year summer and in so doing missed the act I went there to see, Femi Kuti!
On getting home I went online and took steps that led to the implementation of an idea that I had been thinking about for over a year. This was the genesis of Tee’s Food Corner with the vision of “bringing Nigerian food to a global audience”.

By West Africa Cooks, 9 October, 2015

These guys ran out of food at Africa on the square during Black History Month - Saturday 10th October 2015 so they are seriously popular. They claim to be a mother and son duo, where mum cooks and son does everything else Here West Africa cooks talks to the founders of Jollof Box.

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