First-generation Ghanaian-American Chef Nana Wilmot’s 3-course menu for our A NIGHT IN series paid homage to the matriarchs in her family.
Photo Cred: Chef Nana Wilmot
Chef Nana Wilmot’s history of entrepreneurship is evident in her extensive culinary history.
Chef Wilmot is the chef/owner of Georgina’s Private Chef And Catering Co and the Love That I Knead Supper Club. After graduating from The Art Institute of Philadelphia in 2013, Wilmot worked for Wolfgang Puck Catering, Le CouCou, and then joined the opening crew of Jose Garces’ Michelin-starred Amada in NYC.
In her A NIGHT IN series, Chef Wilmot created a warm, comforting environment reminiscent of family.
Chef Wilmot’s first course was a nutty peanut butter soup inspired by Sundays spent with her grandma. The comfort of the brown nuts and tomato base provided a warm hug to start the meal.
Our main course was a grilled suya beef skewer and jollof rice with fried plantain. Chef Wilmot incorporated meals that described her memories of eating Ghanaian street foods when she returned home. Found at every party and gathering back home, including street foods on her menu was necessary to showcase Ghanaian cuisine.
Chef Wilmot’s vision for Ghanaian cuisine’s future disrupts stereotypes of fine dining and who can disrupt the industry. Breaking through the culinary world’s glass ceiling, Chef Wilmot no longer wants to fit into traditional views of fine dining but showcase Ghanaian food on the world’s stage without boundaries.
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