2023 Leading African women in Food Fellowship (LAWFF) Program

The Leading African Women in Food Fellowship is an ambitious program aimed at supporting changemakers who are making outstanding contributions/impact in the African food ecosystem. This initiative amplifies, celebrates, champions, and advances the work of these female food changemakers.

Joyce Gyebi

Joyce is a culinary professional driven by an unwavering passion for African cuisine and its preservation. With a dedicated focus on Ghanaian food, Joyce has embarked on a captivating journey to document the recipes of talented cooks, street vendors, home economists, mothers, and bakers from diverse backgrounds, unraveling the rich narrative behind the flavors. 

As a highly sought-after food consultant, Joyce has collaborated with prestigious Ghanaian production companies and global agencies like the European Union, Afrochella, Blueband, and Nestle. Her expertise extends to various projects, including recipe development, production, event curation, and strategic initiatives, allowing her to showcase the beauty and depth of Ghanaian cuisine on a global scale. Joyce is the founder of Culinary for Social Change, an organization that harnesses the power of food to drive positive transformations. Leveraging her background in TV production and marketing, she spearheads a dynamic food event company that curates immersive experiences like 'The Jollof Festival' and 'The Food Business Seminar.' 

Through her masterclasses, market tours, and seminars, she shares delicious recipes and unveils the captivating stories and rich history woven into Ghanaian culinary traditions. Her initiatives have attracted a diverse audience, including Africans, diasporans, acclaimed culinary entrepreneur Claus Meyer, and students from the University of New York. 

A cornerstone of Culinary for Social Change is its commitment to empowering underprivileged and unskilled women through culinary arts and business management training. Recognizing the inequalities within the food system, Joyce believes that food can bridge divides and foster resilient, supportive communities. She actively collaborates with local organizations and food businesses, embracing a community-based approach that cultivates a deep sense of belonging.


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