From my teen years to my early twenties I have worked for a number of restaurants and developed a passion about cooking. I would often cook new recipes on weekends and invite friends over for dinner. As I was about to finish university, I noticed a lot of my friends were leaving Glasgow to move to other cities because of lack of a variety of foods and few job opportunities for the ethnic minorities. I've always thought of doing something that will make Glasgow an attractive city for the ethnic minorities, but it wasn't until 2017 that I was inspired by the number of African Take Away outlets while in a trip in London that the idea came to me to do something similar in Glasgow.
I decided to put my passion of food into practice; after completing an Elementary Food Hygiene course and being granted a permission by the Glasgow City Council, I started using my kitchen for the business but would prefer a proper kitchen and a space for my business to grow. I have already found a perfect location for me to start an African Take Away Business.
I officially Launched my business in August and the demand has been overwhelming.
My vision is to promote diversity of food in Scotland, enable Africans abroad to still enjoy their homeland food; whether they are coming from work and don't have time to cook or having a gathering of friends. I also would love to introduce African Food to the Scottish people, especially those who have never travelled abroad or tasted African Cuisine before.
The money I am raising will enable me to pay for the deposit and renovation of the shop in order to have a suitable take-away outlet that meets the legal requirement and standards.