The highly anticipated Knorr Jollof Fest Abuja, which took place on October 28, 2023, has left foodies and connoisseurs of cuisine giddy with excitement.
The Knorr Jollof Fest Abuja, which took place in Harrow Park, Abuja, was graced with a vibrant competition and celebration of good Jollof, along with a diverse community of foodies, chefs, and cultural enthusiasts.
The festival, which was hosted by Tobi Bakre and Kaylah Oniwo, featured the colorful tapestry of Jollof rice, a popular food in West Africa. A variety of delicious and mouthwatering Jollof rice variations were served to the attendees; each dish was a testament to the region’s rich cultural diversity.
Participating chefs and vendors pulled out all the stops, incorporating unique twists and techniques that elevated the humble grain into a gourmet experience.
Situated within the festival grounds, the “Eat for Good” garden showcased Knorr’s dedication to promoting nutritious and wholesome meals. Attendees had the opportunity to explore and discover a diverse range of fresh cooking herbs and spices, inspiring them to ‘Eat for Good’ by infusing their meals with more herbs and vegetables.
Notable event highlights included engaging cooking masterclasses where renowned chefs like Chef Derin, Chef Muse, Chef Fregz, and dietician Dr Roberts shared their expertise and secrets behind perfecting the art of Jollof.
Attendees also had the opportunity to sample their favorite Jollof dish, created by these renowned chefs, making it a truly interactive and immersive experience. “We’re thrilled with the overwhelming response to the Abuja edition of the Knorr Jollof Fest,” said Arinze Mademere, Brand Manager, Knorr. “It’s inspiring to see how this event continues to foster a sense of community and appreciation for the rich culinary heritage of West Africa.
Our mission with this festival is to encourage people that there are healthier ways to eat their beloved dish, Jollof.
Just add vegetables and you have and of course the secret ingredient for tasty and healthy meals, Knorr, and you are well on your way to healthy eating. We are encouraging people to change the world by changing what is on their plate by eating for good.”