You will be greeted with a hibiscus ginger mocktail as you get acquainted with me and hear a brief history of my life in the bustling metropolis of Accra, Ghana in the 80's. Using a blend of local and imported ingredients, we will prep and cook two items: an appetizer and a main dish on which we would have consulted prior. We will sit down to eat this meal after and share your stories of growing up. If desired, we can include a trip to the African Market prior to prepping and cooking.
Akwaaba! Atomo oo! Welcome! Let's eat! I have been cooking for the past 25 years in various venues from Columbus, Ohio to Berkeley, California and now in Syracuse, NY. I made it official and opened my own West African catering company and pop-up in 2016. I love cooking, but I love sharing my culture with others and bridging the cultural divide through sharing of a meal. I have won many an award and many a recognition but what lingers is what people share with others and write back to say to me after they share a meal. I am Chef Kuukua and you are welcome in my kitchen. Oye edziban a...dzidzi. It's merely food...eat!
Appetizers range from plantain pancakes to fried plantains to blackeyed pea croquettes. Lunch or dinner ranges from yucca…
A bottle of chilled ginger beer awaits you which you can savor while we work.
Welcome to my family home and secret hideaway when the world gets weary. We'll be using my kitchen to cook and later eat together.
If you have food/spice sensitivities please communicate with me ahead of time so we can accommodate you.