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Chrismas, Weddings & Private Dining with African Vibrancy

Christmas is just around the corner, famously known as ‘the most wonderful time of the year!’ Let’s make it more wonderful with great food! Every day is a special day of celebration for someone and no celebration is complete without sumptuous food. For passion on your plates at your special event, a romantic surprise, family gatherings, weddings and celebrations book our private dining experience. Our goal is to make you happy by delivering an experience with healthy, vibrant and delicious food for all diets including vegan and vegetarian feasts that will keep you not only nourished but delighted, inspired and utterly spoilt. A bespoke menu with the best seasonal produce will be curated to suit your needs. Matching wines from respected vineyards in South Africa to the new delightful wines of Morocco and beyond can be matched to your menu. Your experience can also include cookery classes, demonstrations as well as entertainment with vibrant African drummers and dancers to light up your party. We have worked with prestigious brands such as Miele, Visit Brighton, Soho …

African Summer Nights in Brighton

AFRICAN SUMMER NIGHTS at COMMON on Gardner Street, Brighton This summer has been joyous with lots of sunshine and feasting and I have especially enjoyed my supper clubs in seaside Sussex. Supper clubs are not as popular here as they are in London. 1 in 20 of my guests will have never been to a supper club while 4 out of 20 in London will have been to one. Still a rather mysterious gathering amongst many, those who finally experience it, come back time and time again. In my quest to keep my supper club enjoyable and inspired I forge wonderful alliances and collaborations with amazing brands, food producers, restaurants, personalities, and events. In August, I will be serving a contemporary African menu at AFRICAN SUMMER NIGHTS at the charming Brighton restaurant, COMMON. I fell in love with COMMON because of their passion for provenance. A passion which we both share and will be putting on a plate for you all to enjoy! I enjoy every minute spent dreaming up and planning the perfect seasonal …

Watch me cooking at GTBANK Food & Drink Fair

It was a spectacular feast in Lagos, Nigeria, where I was invited by GTBank to host a masterclass. This was a special event in its second year, where sme’s and wonderful African and Nigerian made food and drink is celebrated.  What an honour it was to share my recipes with everyone, especially over five hundred of whom sat in the theatre for my masterclass. It was the perfect season for fresh fruits especially mangoes which starred in my recipe and will star in my menus all summer, as I do love cooking with such wonderful and seasonal fruits.   A host of wonderful Nigerian and international chefs and food personalities like Brian Malarkey, Jehan Powell, Raphael Oduntoye of La Petite Maison on Mayfair, Chef Eros and others hosted masterclasses to the delight of those who got those hot seats! I cooked steamed fish in green leaves, my African inspired poisson en papillote, with a sweet and spicy mango purée and my ‘skinny’ spinach. I’ll be sharing the complete recipes soon. You will love it especially …

Happy International Women’s Day #BeBoldForChange 2017

I love Women! Incredible women like my mother who nurtures me, still, who teaches me to be wise, delicate yet powerful, empowers me to be ambitious…the wonderful women I meet on my journey, from the mango tree market in Kodo village, in Northern Nigeria, to the Shea butter co-operatives I discover and the hardworking women farming and creating foods that inspire and nourish my body, mind & soul! She’s an icon! The woman selling mangoes by the bushes, pounding away to feed her children, to secure their future.  #BeBoldForChange  # IWD2017  I pray for us all to reach within for the incredible strength we were created with to inspire, to teach, to lead and to nurture. This year the campaign theme for International Women’s Day is #BeBoldForChange Be the change that you want, by being fair, ambitious, supportive and inspiring. Be bold, be brave and be the strong woman you were born to be! 💓Happy International Women’s Day to all women of the world!