COMPANY FOUNDER – WEST AFRICAN FOOD AMBASSADOR AND ENTREPRENEUR
Ebere Akadiri founder of Ataro Food and spices has been helping people in the Netherlands, and Europe experience the vibrant cuisine of Nigeria and West Africa.
Relocating to the Netherlands in 2013, Ebere took her love of her native cuisine with her and offered cooking classes to introduce West African and Nigerian cuisine to the Netherlands. So far, Ebere has introduced her Nigerian cuisine to many people from different nationalities taking them on a journey to understand the culture of Nigeria, the ingredients and recipes and to cooking several Nigerian dishes with them. This proved so popular that Ebere opened her shop in the center of The Hague offering cooking classes and selling her brand of spices. She has been called “The West African Cuisine Ambassador”.
Her Ataro range of spice products sell through online stores and shops, and she now consults with food companies and culinary schools to show them how to appeal to a broader audience using Nigerian and West African recipes.
Ebere started her career in the food business as a restaurant owner in Port Harcourt Nigeria helping people experience the joy of eating good food. A well-known and successful restaurant owner, caterer and event planner in Nigeria, she was the Founder/CEO of Relish Catering and Confectioneries Nigeria, which specialized in restaurant and catering management. Her company was the preferred event planner and caterer for the Nigerian government as well as global clients – many in the oil field business such as Schlumberger, Baker Hughes, Saipem and Shell Oil.
Ebere is committed to showing how healthy and wholesome West African and Nigerian cuisine truly is and bringing this joy to the world! She is working hand in hand with some professionals to develop her packaged food products. At the same time, she helps connect Nigerian food entrepreneurs with the right knowledge and expertise.
Ebere also mentors aspiring entrepreneurs to start and build a great business on good a foundation. She shows people how to discover their true passions and turn it into a profitable business that makes an impact.
“I Take people on a journey to discover the well-kept secrets of all the best exotic flavours of West African cooking.” – Cook and Instructor Ebere Akadiri