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.

Moyosoreoluwa Odunfa

Moyo Odunfa is a culinary visionary who draws inspiration from the rich and diverse flavors of West African cuisine. As the founder and head chef of 'The Atije Experience,' she has created a remarkable fine dining journey that celebrates local food traditions in Lagos, Nigeria. Through this immersive dining experience, Moyo has delighted and satisfied the palates of over 300 discerning guests while imparting her knowledge and expertise to train over 10 hospitality professionals. 

In pursuit of her culinary passion, Moyo pursued a dual degree in International Business and Culinary Arts from The Culinary Arts Academy of Switzerland, graduating with first-class honors in 2020. This educational opportunity propelled her to gain valuable experience in renowned restaurants and hotels worldwide, such as Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Hofke Van Bazel, and Restaurant Veranda, all located in Belgium. 

Returning to her home country of Nigeria in 2020, Moyo quickly ascended from an intern to Sous Chef at Itan Test Kitchen in Lagos. Determined to explore her culinary identity further, she participated in and emerged as the winner of The Kitchen Nigeria Season One in 2021, showcasing her exceptional talent and creativity. In 2022, she further expanded her expertise by obtaining a Master's degree in Marketing from the prestigious London School of Design and Marketing.


The Atije Experience