Zoe Adjonyoh is on a mission to bring African food to the masses. Born to a Ghanaian
father and Irish mother, the writer and chef from southeast London 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 touring the
chop bars of the Volta Region and Greater Accra.
Described by the Observer as a ‘standard bearer for West African food’ and named by
Nigel Slater as ‘one to watch’, 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 2018, she was honoured at an Iconoclast Dinner at the James Beard
Foundation in New York, and spoke and cooked at the Culinary Institute of America World of Flavors Conference in San Francisco.
Zoe is now working on a new food concept that combines the home-style cooking of
Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen, indigenous ingredients of West Africa and a fine dining element.
Zoe’s debut cookbook, Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen (Octopus Books) is out now.