Tokunbo Koiki is showcasing African meals to the world


We’ve featured many food businesses on the Leading Ladies blog but today’s business is dynamic. Tokunbo’s business has been in existence for just two years and she has successfully fed more than 5, 000 people through six street food festivals, nine pop-up and supper clubs events and three in-house chef residencies. That’s an innovative twist to the business. 

Based in the United Kingdom, Tokunbo has managed to introduce Nigerian meals to a demographic of people who are not used to the taste. The high standard she has set for her business and the success that she has consistently achieved has resulted in an invitation to participate at the New York African Restaurant week. This three-week long culinary event is a celebration of African cuisine. Chef Tokunbo will be joining well-established restaurants and chefs from across the world to host her first international Pop-Up, fulfilling her mission of promoting African food as part of a global culinary movement.

Here’s what Tokunbo Koiki says about her business – “Tokunbo’s Kitchen is a space and opportunity for people to experience and enjoy the type of delicious home cooked Nigerian food I grew up eating. My overall goal is to have Nigerian cuisine as a favourite choice on the London food landscape and to feed John Boyega, he’s such a great role model. I started Tokunbo’s Kitchen here in London as this is a city that has shaped me into the proud British-Nigerian woman I am.” 

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