Africa’s Global Bank, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, is set to put the continent’s diversity and rich culinary traditions on the centre-stage with the highly anticipated ‘Tastes of Africa Food Festival.
The UBA Tastes of Africa Food Festival is a vibrant celebration of the continent’s cuisine, culture, and diversity as it reflects its remarkable history and cultural tapestry and the event is scheduled to be held on the side-lines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Meetings in New York, United States, on Wednesday, September 20, 2023.
The Food Festival aims to bring together a diverse community of attendees, including UNGA participants and Africans residing in New York, to embark on a delectable journey, savouring the flavours of Africa.
The Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer, UBA America, Sola Yomi-Ajayi, who spoke ahead of this epoch-making event, explained that UBA being a Global financial institution with African roots has chosen to promote culture through food, thereby creating connections across borders.
She pointed out that, guests can expect a delightful assortment of African delicacies, carefully prepared by seasoned chefs, and immerse themselves in the vibrancy of African traditions, as she explained that renowned chefs from Africa and North America, including Chef Jay – Jean-Francois from Cote d’Ivoire and Tolu Roberts – Chef Eros a Nigerian Chef with International standing, will be on ground to showcase their culinary prowess, offering an unforgettable culinary experience to participants and spectators at the event. They will also be joined by other chefs of African origin living in United States of America.