Join us for London African Food Week
Sunday 26th May - Friday 31st May 2019
Celebrating the best of African cuisine and culture

A week-long celebration of the African food experience in London

Hosted by Nigerian food pop-up, Tokunbo’s Kitchen, this inaugural event aims to raise the profile and create awareness of the African food experience. The week-long celebration brings together the community of entrepreneurs, chefs, bloggers and food lovers dedicated to redefining the African food scene in London. There will be events across the capital including at Facebook, Google and Channel 4.

We’ll be announcing lots of exciting speakers, events and partners in the run up to the week.

Register now

What’s in store

Going beyond food, there will be discussions and workshops around the business of food and how a new generation of emerging chefs are turning African food into a winning currency using technology and new media.

Pop-up Africa Festival

Business Workshops

Cooking Classes

Pop-up Dinners

Panel Discussions

Film Screenings

Who’s it for?

Going beyond just food, there will discussions and content around the business of food and exploring its development in all its areas. Look out for a full agenda coming soon!

  • For Food Lovers

    Come along for fantastic African food and drink with delectable delights and tasty treats from our featured chefs and food bloggers covering all regions of the continent.

  • For Food Businesses

    Whether you are an established brand or looking to start an African Food business, come learn from and connect with entrepreneurs and African food founders who have done it all before. Gain new skills through hands-on learning and training. Get all the insights, inspiration, connections and validation you need to start your own African Food journey.

  • For Food Content Creators

    Expand your network and meet an incredible community of like-minded founders, startups, influencers and brands. Get yourself seen as someone to look out for.

  • For Food Community Leaders

    Meet, mingle, discover and get inspired at a number of high profile events in partnership with business giants such as Google and Facebook. Hear from dozens of speakers; industry leaders and brands, successful founders, entrepreneurs, influencers, government and academics.

What's on

Our rich, varied and creative schedule covers not just the enjoyment of African food but everything that is needed to start, grow and scale a food business. Covering marketing, funding, photography, insights, networking, tech and of course cooking and sampling classes. Full schedule below, hit the link to sign up for each event.

Sunday 26th May 2019
Gele & Ankara Launch Party
Clerkenwell Kitchen
12:00 - 21:00

Buy launch party ticket

Monday 27th May 2019
Pop Up Africa - Africa at Spitafields Festival
Spitafields London
10:00 - 17:00

Pop up Africa tickets

Tuesday 28th May 2019
Business Clinics
Get top tips, insights and knowledge on various aspects of running a food business

Food branding and content creation masterclass
VINE Creatives and Hey Dip Your Toe In
11:00 - 12:30
Rich Mix

Masterclass tickets

Building a profitable food business
Hustle and Heels
13:30 - 16:00
Rich Mix

Profit class tickets

Wednesday 29th May 2019
Business Clinics
Get top tips, insights and knowledge on various aspects of running a food business

Marketing Hacks for Food businesses
Facilitated by Hustle and Heels
11:00 - 13:30
Rich Mix

Marketing Workshop tickets

In Conversation with Tokunbo - How I networked my way into Google and Facebook
13:30 - 15:00
Rich Mix

In Conversation tickets

Scaling your food business, organisation, supply and team building
(Sponsored by NEPC)
Hosted by Favour Events
15:30 - 17:00
Rich Mix

Scaling masterclass tickets

Nigerian Cookery Class with Betty
Hosted by Migrateful
18:30 - 21:00
One & All Cafe, Peckham

cookery class ticket

Thursday 30th May 2019
The Business of Food Roundtable Networking Event

Get your ticket

Friday 31th May 2019
Film Screening and Panel: The commercialisation of African food
12:30 - 16:30
Channel 4

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Facebook Wrap Party & Panel:
Food and Tech Intersect: How to work with social influencers
18:00 onwards
Facebook London

Register Here

About your host

Tokunbo's Kitchen is an award-winning food start-up bringing a taste of Nigeria to the world and will be your host for London African Food Week. Tokunbo's Kitchen creates enjoyable and immersive culinary experiences through regular pop up dinner and brunch events. Previous clients include Facebook, Virgin Start-Up, Southbank Centre and the Africa Centre.

Contact Us

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