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Zoe Adjonyoh is on a mission to bring African food to the masses. Born to a Ghanaian father and Irish mother, Zoe deepened her understanding of West African cuisine after a trip to visit her extended family in Ghana. There, she spent time exploring recipes in her grandmother’s kitchen and at the famous Kaneshi street market. Described by the Observer as a “standard bearer for West African food” and named by Nigel Slater as ‘one to watch’ bringing immigrant food to Britain, Zoe has been making waves in the food scene ever since her first sell-out supper clubs in 2010 at her home in Hackney Wick. She was named one of “London’s hottest chefs” by Time Out and most recently has been included as one of ‘The 44 Best Female Chefs in the World’ by Hachette Cuisine France.
Zoe has taken her fresh interpretation of classic Ghanaian flavours to pop-up venues across London, Berlin, Accra, and New York, and has become a leader in the African food revolution. In 2012, Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen became a roving private dining, street food, wedding and events company, which Zoe continues to run alongside her chef residencies. Zoe launched her first fixed restaurant space in 2015, at shipping container community project Pop Brixton. Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen is the epitome of social, relaxed and affordable dining – where guests gather to enjoy Ghanaian favourites, notable for their heartiness and spice, alongside Zoe’s contemporary West African creations.
In 2021, Zoe launched a line of spices and spice blends, with the goal of making traditional tastes accessible to a wider audience. From alligator pepper sourced from Ghanaian farmers to the jollof spice that cloaks her famous jollof fried chicken, Zoe's products encourage home cooks to add some Ghanaian flair to their dishes.