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
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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?  […]
January 2, 2021
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Chef Khudu takes over from Imoteda as the New Executive Chef at Atmosphere Rooftop Lekki

Power has changed hands at Atmosphere  Rooftop Lekki as former head Chef Imoteda has handed over to Chef Isume Khudu. We remember how thrilled we were when she announced she was starting as Head Chef back in  September 2019. The news was announced via their respective Twitter handles on the 1st of January, 2021.   Communicado oficial. New year, new job. Excited! — Isume (@chefkhudu_) January 1, 2021   Super happy to be handing over the reins of Atmosphere to this guy! I am confident he’s gonna do an amazing job! — Chef Imoteda (@Imoteda) January 1, […]
November 14, 2020

Chef Sahara on Memories of Ethiopia, and Sharing her Culture in Nigeria

Chef Sahara Sintayo-Obende tells us about Memories of Ethiopia Lagos – a pop-up restaurant for Ethiopian food in Lagos, her journey into creating Memories of Ethiopia, her love for her traditional Ethiopian cuisine, and future plans for the pop-up restaurant in Lagos, Nigeria.  Sahara Sintayo is an indigene of Ethiopia who is passionate about sharing her culture and it’s food with people, Tell us a bit about yourself  My name is Sahara Sintayo. I’m from Ethiopia, grew up in Kenya and I’m married to a Nigerian. My background is in Computer Science, from which I migrated to advertising and branding, […]
October 31, 2020

Chef Michael Elegbede on Ìtàn Test Kitchen in Lagos and Promoting Nigerian Food

A highly passionate chef whose loyalties lie with discovering and redefining Nigerian cuisine, Chef Michael Elegbede is the owner and executive Chef of Ìtàn, a test kitchen in Lagos, Nigeria. Chef Elegbede has a passion for sustainable feeding and scaling Nigerian cuisine to a global level. He tells us at Foodie in Lagos about his impressive background in the culinary arts, what drives his creativity, and his journey so far.   Tell us a bit about yourself?  My name is Michael Elegbede, and I’ve been cooking for a large part of my life because I grew up in a food family. […]
September 17, 2019
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Chef Imoteda is now Head Chef at Atmosphere Lekki

Hey guys, quick news about Atmosphere Lekki which we thought to share. Not yet sure what to call this but maybe sharing any interesting news in the food scene from time to time.   ATMOSPHERE LEKKI – NEW HEAD CHEF IN TOWN Sometime last week Imoteda announced subtly on Twitter and then later on Instagram that she now had a new gig at Atmosphere Rooftop Lekki as their new Head Chef.   Updated profile and all – Nice! This is good news because Foodie in Lagos (we) were there sometime in June and it was a mess – read the review […]
September 13, 2016

Chefs in the City at HSE Cafe Lekki with Chef Nkesi

HSE Café Arabella’s Place,Plot 2 Block 82, Emma Abimbola Cole, Lekki 1 0809 086 5298   Hi there and hope you are having a lovely Sallah break. This is the kick off of a new series and we have teamed up with to feature some Chefs in the city of Lagos #ChefsinTheCity     We had an exclusive session with Chef Nkesi of HSE Café (which just opened yesterday) as she invited us to have a glimpse of her life in her kitchen by preparing a nice simple lunch for us giving us a taste and an idea of […]
April 25, 2016

GIVEAWAY ALERT!: Win a Free Meal made by the Awesome Chef Raphael Duntoye with #FoodieInLagos at #GTBankFoodDrink Fair

  I have tagged the month of May as the Month of Food because first the #GTBankFoodDrink Fair (see post here) and then the Foodilicious Fair brought to you by the curators of the Lagos Home Show and Foodie in Lagos (see press release here) – those who get the newsletters are in the know so sign up to get the gist when its hot here. Honestly, just buy “agbo jedi jedi” to cleanse before these events. Now on to it, Chef Raphael Duntoye is in Lagos for the GTBank Food & Drink Fair and one lucky Foodie in Lagos reader will get […]

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