December 8, 2022
Chef Dera

Chef Dera- Culinary Instructor at Grandeur Academy

“I intend to have my own culinary school and get recognized for my craft” – Culinary Instructor, Chef Dera. Tell us a bit about yourself, your personality, and your background. My name is Onuorah Chidera Juliet. I am from Anambra state. I am popularly known as Chef Dera. I did my tertiary education at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, where I studied library and information science. I did my culinary studies at the School of Culinary And Finishing Arts in Dubai. In few words, tell us what you do. I am a culinary instructor. I offer services like private dining, catering, and […]
December 8, 2022
Chef Bee

Chef Bee of Rent-A-Chef

“Our best moments are the days we deliver results and get feedback from staff and clients, which is almost every time” – Founder of Rent-a-Chef, Chef Bee. Tell us a bit about yourself, your personality, and your background. My name is Abosede Oluwatosin Sodiq. I studied Political Science and International Relations at Houdegbe North American University Benin. I never had plans to do all of these. I wanted to be a career woman, perhaps personal assistant to an ambassador/commissioner. I was big on 9-5’s; I loved the corporate dressing. I would have doubted if anyone had said this would be it.  How did […]
December 7, 2022

Tosin Dania- CEO, Eatcheftee’s Pancakes

“I am obsessed with my pancakes” – Founder of Eatcheftee’s Pancake shop, Dania Tosin. Tell us a bit about yourself, your personality, and your background. My name is Dania Tosin; I am still a student at the University of Lagos, no thanks to the strike. I am the fifth child of six children, the last girl out of four girls. What are you currently studying?  I am currently studying accounting. My first option was catering, but my mum considered it finance-consuming. So, I settled for accounting.  What were the steps before the pancake shop? How did it all start?  I […]
November 29, 2022
W's Bakeshop

The Minimal Cake Shop- W’s Bakeshop

“I am glad we didn’t slow down when our parents asked us to” – Founder of W’s bakeshop, Chukwuwetalu Obi. Tell us a bit about yourself, your personality, and your background. My name is Chukwuwetalu Obi. I studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Lagos. I started W’s bakeshop about 7 years ago with my sister and partner, Ella Obi.   What were the steps before W’s bakeshop shop? When did you start baking?  I started baking casually when I was 8 years old, but began baking commercially during my last year in secondary school. I collected every cookbook I […]
October 28, 2022

Chit Chat with Chef Derin of Purple Bistro & Nobs and Berries

We catch up with Chef Derin Awofola, a Restaurateur, Self-taught Private Chef & Food consultant on his culinary journey and navigating Lagos             “My food will make anyone smile” Tell us a bit about yourself, your personality, and your background. My name is Awofola Aderinsola, popularly called Chef Derin. I am a Chef and a Restauranteur, and I cook for a living. That’s about everything for now.     What is the relation of your Tertiary Institution degree with Culinary? There is no relation whatsoever, I studied Accounting at Yaba College of Technology. Even though I […]
October 21, 2022
Chef Gibbs

Meet Chef Gibbs, the all-rounder Chef

“I am very passionate about changing the world and seeing people achieve purpose” Tell us a bit about yourself, your personality, and your background. My name is Gbolabo Adebakin. You could call me Chef Gibbs. I have been in the culinary space professionally since 2013. I am the General Manager for Sabor, Vice president for the Culinary Arts Practitioners Association of Nigeria. I am also the Vice President of Feed the Kids Initiative and I run my own theater production house where I bring young creatives together for our long-term sustained project. I am very passionate about changing the world […]
September 8, 2022

The Queen of Banana Bread: Annie Uzoka of Gourmet Twist

“We are trying so hard not to review prices to see if we can weather the storm, but it’s tough” – Gourmet Twist Founder,  Annie Uzoka Tell us a bit about yourself, your background, and how you got into the world of food? I am Annie Uzoka, you can call me Chef Annie. I am a professional chef and the founder of Gourmet Twist — an online bakery and food store in Lekki, Lagos. I am married with 2 lovely kids. I wanted to do something completely different after my bachelor’s degree at the University of Lagos, so my husband […]
June 14, 2022

Changing the Lagos Foodscape One Pastry at a Time: Alex Oke of XO Bakery

Chef Alex Oke is the Russian-Nigerian co-owner of XO Boutique Bakery, an ambient boutique bakery in the heart of Victoria Island, Lagos! It features the best of both worlds of rich french pastry – traditional and modern! In this interview, we uncover whether he prefers Smoked Salmon Bagels to Chocolate Chip Cookies on the menu, his kryptonite 😉, plans for the future and more…   Tell us a bit about yourself, your background, and how you got into the world of food in the first place? My name is Alex Oke, and my background is in business management and marketing/branding. […]
February 12, 2022
El Padrino-2

Naija-Mex Cuisine: Uzo of El Padrino’s Legacy

Uzo Umeh, founder of El Padrino’s, a Nigerian-Mexican fusion pop-up restaurant in Lagos, famous for their legendary Taco Tuesdays. She tells us about the origin of El Padrino’s, her love for both Nigerian and Mexican food; and future plans for the movement of ‘Naija-Mex’ cuisine.   Tell me a bit about yourself.  My name is Uzoamaka Umeh, I grew up in California and I am the last born in a legendary family of 5. I enjoy the outdoors, bringing people together, and talking (a lot). Why did you decide to transition into the food business from being an events producer?  […]

Don't miss a thing by joining our mailing list

Sign up for juicy stuff and the 411 on the Lagos dining scene as well as food events and new spots.

we won't spam you

Don't miss a thing by joining our mailing list

Sign up for juicy stuff and the 411 on the Lagos dining scene as well as food events and new spots.

SWEET! Check your email to confirm signup.

Don't forget to check promotions tab or spam and add us to your contact so you don't miss a thing.

we won't spam you