London Based Sierra Leonean Science Graduate Teams Up With Top West End Restaurateur To Launch New African Supper Club
Science graduate Sylvia Browne partners up with a top west end London restaurateur, Suzanne Tiega, to launch a new African supper club in London, My African Hob.
Growing up in Sierra Leone, and emigrating to England in her youth, Sylvia Browne has always enjoyed the West African cuisine and culture of her homeland. Completing two science degrees gave her a deep insight into the importance of nutrition and healthy eating and she wanted to create a supper club to showcase her passion for African cuisine and healthy living. Long term Sylvia hopes to turn this venture into a profitable business with a wider reach across The UK.
East London based Sylvia’s vision is now coming to life as she becomes a food entrepreneur and businesswoman with this supper club partnership. On August 5th 2017, Sylvia will be teaming up with Suzanne Tiega, Restaurant manager at Nando's and previously Garfunkel's, who is an expert in customer service and the restaurant business.
“African dining is growing and gaining momentum every year. Now is the time to launch this supper club. There is a hunger for culture from the continent of my birth. I see this coming from the second, and third generation African and British foodies. I have been lucky to meet Suzanne who comes from Cameroon to help me launch the next event. She is a star at meeting and greeting front of house who will raise the bar in African customer service”, says Sylvia.
The vision of My African Hob is to provide excellence in African food. This means delicious, innovative and high quality food experiences for all diners. My African Hob will deliver consistently great personable service so that guests will value the supper club and recommend to friends.
Sylvia Browne - email@example.com
Notes To Editor
The next My African Hob supper-club will take place on Saturday August 5th 2017, in Hammersmith, West London. It will serve dishes including Banana fritters (akara), Skewered roast beef and Black eyed beans stew and more.
About The Founders
Born to Sierra Leonean parents who emigrated to the UK when she was 11, fond childhood memories of her mother’s cooking meant that Sylvia has always had a passion for West African cuisine.
After completing bachelors and masters degrees in Biomedical Science, and Medical Microbiology respectively, working as a busy science professional meant that Sylvia didn’t really have the time to cook the food that she really loved.
At the same time, her science training deepened her appreciation for nutrition and healthy eating, and so she set about finding restaurants and take-aways, that serve nutritious West African food to fill that need. Whilst a few were quite good, finding places that provided high quality food and good customer service was a frustratingly difficult exercise.
Talking to friends, Sylvia found that this was a widespread problem for fans of African cuisine, and so she decided to do something about it. Dybron’s Catering was born: - a company focused on providing nutritious and authentic Sierra Leonean cuisine, coupled with outstanding customer service.
As a new entrant to the world of African catering, the learning curve has been quite steep, but Sylvia has quickly developed a strong network of supportive and encouraging professionals within the industry, who have provided valuable feedback that has helped Sylvia advance her business.
To that end, Sylvia founded My African Hob, a supper club dedicated to Sierra Leonean cuisine, and healthy eating. My African Hob is also about sharing and documenting African food recipes, and their health benefits. The next event will be taking place on August 6th. For details visit MyAfricanHob.com
Suzanne Tiega: Event & Restaurant Consultant
Born and raised in Cameroon, Suzanne graduated from Edinburgh Napier University with a Master in Events & Festival Management.
Strong of 5 years experience in hospitality and tourism in France and United-Kingdom, she recently founded Zest & Bliss, an Events & Restaurant Consultancy agency.
When she arrived in France at 19 she caught the travel bug and couldn’t stick to one city for more than 6 months. Through her successive moves, she was able to learn first hand “l’Hospitalité à la Française”. She also managed to obtain a degree in Project Management.
Now settled in London, Suzanne uses her free time to volunteer with Inspire! Education Business Partnership, a charity aiming to develop young people’s motivation and practical skills.
Zest & Bliss helps small businesses improve their guests’ experience and food operations. It also designs events to assist upcoming chefs showcase their talents.