Exactly a year ago, I had a vision to 'Bring Nigerian Street Food To A Global Market' and proudly launched Tee's Food Corner at the 'African Food and Drink Takeover at Africa Utopia, Southbank. It was such an amazing feeling to have so many people from all different cultures and walks of life enjoying some of our delicious street food that I grew up eating. This year, due to popular demand, we are adding the beloved Jollof Rice and other equally delicious meals to our menu alongside our street food offerings.
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
We are looking for chefs and kitchen assistants who have a proven track record in delivering quality food, helping to ensure the kitchen is run in an organised and efficient manner. You must have the ability to work in a team, a love of good food and desire to deliver an exceptional guest experience first and foremost.
We are looking for Waiter/Waitress with personality and fantastic customer skills. You must be very well presented, be friendly and have excellent customer service.
Whether you are a student looking to pick up some shifts, a dedicated employee wanting some extra hours, or just a job that gives you flexibility. We are currently recruiting for Waiters to join our team of successful Waiters working in supper club events. See Jason Little kitchen.
With the rise in African music in Afro-beats with the rise in African fashion in hot designs from our heritage we see a rise in African foodie events during the day and evening. To inspire a nation and the world, the capital London gets its first ever foodie and beats day out.
Chop X Beats is a fresh musical and culinary event that aims to create a feel good party atmosphere. They aim to provide a fun way to connect with, share and explore African culture.
So I have a somewhat shocking secret to share – I am not a foodie *insert covered face emoji*
“But wait are you not Tokunbo of Tokunbo’s Kitchen?”
Yes indeed I am. You see, what I am trying to say is that I am not a foodie in the sense that I am quite fussy about what I eat. However I enjoy cooking and I especially love creating meals for others and seeing the satisfaction on their faces. It’s a feeling second to none.
Thinking of starting your own business? Well if you can cook African, Caribbean or Southern and Soul food here are three reasons why you should start a supper club.
How did it all start?
It started the night after I waited two hours for jerk chicken that was meant to be ready in “another fifteen minutes” at a garden party at the end of last year summer and in so doing missed the act I went there to see, Femi Kuti!
On getting home I went online and took steps that led to the implementation of an idea that I had been thinking about for over a year. This was the genesis of Tee’s Food Corner with the vision of “bringing Nigerian food to a global audience”.
African food events, feasts, festivals, carnivals and celebrations; popups supper clubs and lunch clubs; Nigerian, Ghanaian, Senegalese, Sierra Leone/Liberian and Eritrean. I have attended many events in the year 2015. I attended five African pop-ups in November month so I am getting an idea of what is what. The question is what did I learn during my event visits? Well here is my feedback.