Two of Gambia’s top chefs led by The President of Gambia Chef Association Chef Saikou Bojang participated in the recently concluded sub regional food festival and cooking competition where the duo emerged as runners up in two categories.
Team Gambia made it in the best plated desert and best decorated cake category exploring special skills in pastry.
The West Africa food festival and cooking competition hosted by Liberia is an avenue for west African chefs to display their skills and compete in various categories.
More chefs joined the third edition, which witnessed a display of unique and exciting cuisine starting with the chefs cooking competition, pastry contest, young chefs award alongside an inter schools cooking competition and exhibition.
The Gambian team who were champions in the previous edition failed to retain their championship title after arriving late for the competition due to air ticketing issues.
The team however managed a decent runners up entry in two categories due to the efforts of Chef Assan Demba and Chef Saikou Jawara.
The Gambia battled with 8 participating west African countries, namely: Liberia, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Gambia, Benin, Mali and Sierra Leone while guest countries includes South Africa , Botswana, Rwanda, U.A.E. Dubai, Philippines, Namibia, Malawi, Zambia Nepal and Azerbaijan.
Award winning international Chef and President of the Gambia Chef Association, Saikou Bojang, who also doubles as the director of Programs for the African chef alliance served as a judge alongside other top chefs in the African continent.
Chef Bojang expressed his delight to be selected among many chefs in Africa to serve as a judge.
“Through food we become better. Now can we empower those behind the scenes to making sure our food is prepared nicely and presented in the best way possible. All hospitality sectors around the world can’t survive without chefs..,” the six time international award winning chef and President of the Gambia chef association who is an Ambassador for Gambian gastronomy, told Alkamba Times.
Chef Bojang congratulated his colleagues for raising the Gambian flag by displaying the best of Gambian cuisine.
The Gambia chefs association is the only national team that has won all international competitions for three consecutive years in a row under Mr Bojang’s tutelage.