Running a restaurant business is challenging, business rates, employment costs eat into profits and the general market in areas such as London is saturated. So why would you want to start a business in this sector? Well West Africa Cooks believes that even if these facts are true there is an opportunity. There is a demand for African heritage, culture and food. Talented individuals are now catering for this. Read on and then find out what is the secret to successfully launching a restaurant business.
Today's dining experience is no longer just about having great food and drink. It's all about creating unique experiences that the modern day foodie can rave about to their followers and friends by documenting on social media accounts like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. It's all about differentiation. The modern day chefs and cooks of the generation now have to be aware of this new reality and give their foodie public what they want.
Before you get into the kitchen and start baking, take a minute or so to read through some useful advice that will help ensure your homemade cakes are as delicious and lovely as the ones in our shops. Baking is fun and you don't have to be an expert to do it, just get to know the basics, prepare yourself with the right ingredients and equipment, and your cakes will be perfect! Even if you're well-practised at baking, our tips and shortcuts can help save time and make your cakes even better, so read on for some wise words from the professional bakers.
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.
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?
This article is about the panel discussion, progress made in a year and next steps we should make to promote African Cuisine.
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.
Keeping Healthy African Cooking
Traditions Alive with FufuMagic!
FufuMagic is a revolutionary new food processor that makes preparing healthy, traditional African staple foods easy and convenient
Do you love eating African dishes but are daunted by the process of making fufu, garri, pounded yam, ugali, amala, etc yourself?
You have sent your emails out, you have a lovely flyer, the date is booked and your menu is set. It is three weeks till your event date and you have only sold a few tickets. You ask yourself. What am I going to do? Why are my African supperclub tickets not selling?
So the questions we are going to ask are where are your
#WorldJollofRiceDay is on August 22. Read My favourite Jollof tales by inspirational cook and author Patti Gyapomaa Sloley.
The 'Queen' Of Rice Dishes - Jollof Rice
Jollof is West Africa's culinary gift to the world with a flavour all its own. It represents what paella is to Spain, Risotto is to Italy and Biriyani is to India. Packed with flavour it serves as an elegant centrepiece and a real feast for the eyes at birthday parties, christenings, weddings... at all celebrations!