7 Top Nigerian Chefs you Should Know
Being a foodie is a hobby I enjoy and if you are too, here is a list of interesting young Nigerian chefs who create wonders without boundaries in the kitchen.
In no particular order, check out these pacesetters who inspire, teach and help millennials interested in pastry & culinary art to do more in their own kitchens.
Heels in the Kitchen
Chef Imoteda Aladekomo is the CEO of Heels in the Kitchen which is a fast-rising Nigerian-based service company. The CEO is a Cordon Bleu trained chef who shares her passion for cooking with friends and family. She understands working-class women who after a long day working in heels, would also report to the kitchen to align meals for her family. She has a valuable experience behind the scenes of TV and movie production.
If you’re lucky enough, you could attend one of her events. Her culinary skills and drool-worthy cuisine will make you wish you could hire her permanently.
The Pasta Chef
Chef Seun Kowosi is an expert in culinary art and specializes in making pasta come to life with his unique skills and techniques. He also holds classes where he teaches his arts to willing students.
Chef Seun mastered culinary and pastry arts at Culinary Academy Nigeria and enjoys watching the facial expression of people trying his delicacies for the first time as they are hardly ever disappointed.
All Nigerian Recipes
Chef Flo Madubike is a 50-year-old Nigerian woman who specializes in authentic traditional dishes with a Youtube channel that has more than 300 videos with over 20 Million views; a testament to how much she knows her beans and the ardent followership she has got for her skill.
Chef Flo secured for herself a spot as one of the most influential chefs in Nigeria. She dishes out her recipes in a that is fun and engaging while blending traditional and western flavours.
Chef Elegbede started his culinary career at Alliance Bakery in Chicago where he mastered the skills of baking and pastry making. He also attended the Culinary Institute of America Greystone, California receiving there a degree in Culinary Arts. He honed his skills working at restaurants across the country, including the critically acclaimed Eleven Madison Park Restaurant in New York. He is quite a professional and has an eye for precision.
Chef Elegbede enjoys hosting private dinners with the company of his trusted friends and acquaintances and loves to travel in order to explore diverse food cultures.
Chef Gbubemi Fregene aka Chef Fregz is a remarkable young entrepreneur who has worked with a franchise like Moet Nigeria, Knorr Nigeria, and many more. He also recently got featured on CNN’s African Voices.
He’s warm-hearted and has a good sense of humor. He attained a diploma in Cuisine from Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute, Paris.
Chef Alex is a vibrant young chef who studied at Vancouver’s Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts. He returned to Nigeria in 2015 with a mission to change the perspective of chefs serving only foreign cuisine at expensive restaurants. Although he is was trained in French cuisine, he indulges in preparing Nigerian dishes while he infuses European culinary art and vice-versa.
Chef Ozoz Sokoh is a food blogger and chef extraordinaire. Ozoz is also a senior business adviser at Shell. But that doesn’t stop her from creating magic in the kitchen.
All of her hobbies are food-centric and they include food – eating, writing, photography, props & styling, research, whatever, whenever, wherever…