Who doesn’t love food?
Someone once said, there’s one business that would remain forever till the end of the world, and that’s the food business. This is true because people must eat to survive and grow.
Technologies come and go but food remains, styles and presentation can change, but food remains consumption remains.
Because I like food, today we are interviewing someone that loves food as well, as a matter of fact she is in the business of food.
We have the beautiful Oyindamola Adekunle who is the head chef of Oyinade’s kitchen. She runs are culinary outfit in Lagos Nigeria. She says, “cooking has always been a hobby and I never thought I could do it professionally.” That narrative has changed for good because she now cooks professionally.
Who is Oyindamola?
She says, “I studied Agricultural Engineering and worked with an E-commerce company for a while but I resigned when I could not cope with a new condition of work. I started looking for paid employment but it wasn’t forthcoming. During this period, my husband had encouraged me to start a business but I was reluctant.
I came face to face with reality when I went for a job interview and there were a lot of people only to realise that the remuneration was very meagre and there were stories of job insecurity join. When I got back home and lamented to my husband, again he encouraged me to do my own thing, and this time around, he suggested that since I love cooking and experimenting with recipes, I should consider the cooking business.
I thereafter, enrolled in a Culinary School to improve my residual cooking skills. There, I was able to see cooking differently, as a science and as an art. This was how Oyinade’s Kitchen started.”
Growing up for her was the best experience ever even without a mum (She lost my mum at age 10) but with the best Dad and Best Sisters, each day was worth living for her. Her primary/secondary school education were in lagos while her University was in Sure in Ondo State.
Is her business even needed? What problem is it solving? She says, “We understand that people are busy especially in a mega city like Lagos, most times they don’t have the time to cook or are even too tired to cook. We solve that problem by delivering freshly homely meals for them and our meals are personalized to our Customers’ taste and prepared in the best hygienic conditions.
She also has a delivery structure to her business. She says, “Yes, you order your meals and we deliver it to you anywhere in Lagos at a pocket friendly cost. For soups and meals in large bowls, we have a 12hr order time. For office lunch , we take orders in the mornings. She only started in April last year and already has a structure in place.
At Oyinade’s kitchen, they put in extra effort to ensure they achieve the best quality meals. She adds, “Our meals are pocket friendly and we make sure our meals are as homely as possible.”
You can reach them on @oyinadeskitchen on social media