Nigerian-born, Akudo Agokei was self-taught for the first 2 years of his chef career, then went on to train at the Leith's Culinary School of Food and Wine. He went on to train and work at French and Moroccan fusion restaurant, Bistro Vadouvan, Putney, before venturing on to various other restaurants. He is currently the head chef and owner of Kedu Cookery School, a cookery school and chef training centre based in Walsall, West Midlands, UK, providing affordable training to aspiring chefs, and great cooking experiences to the community. As a chef, he specialises in traditional and contemporary Nigerian cuisine, combining the core elements of French cooking and his understanding of umami extractions from African spices and ingredients, to create and recreate delectable dishes with the richness of West Africa at its core. -- This month, we're thrilled to be included in Dine Diaspora's 31 Days of Black Women in Food! Check out the link or our social media pages for deets.

Akudo Agokei

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