We are starting the Christmas season for Lagosians. It’s a family event, come out to eat, drink, dance and connect
Sabi Chef, a street food cooking competition has selelcted 10 finalists for its show which will hold on Friday, December 8.
The finalists were selected after a rigorous screening exercise had narrowed over 1,000 entries in the upcoming first ever street food festival and competition.
Also unveiled are the two judges including popular celebrity chef and food blogger, Joy Etor and Peter Olaniyi.
The 10 finalists include: Benedicta Ogundimu, Mattias Attiogbe, Olaoluwa Akintayo, Adaba Michael, Ikechukwu Michael, Joy Ayali, Tosin James, Akinyemi Taiwo, Ubachi Nwaoha and Ruth Peter.
The event scheduled to hold at the Muri Okunola Park, Victoria Island, Lagos aims to celebrate the importance of street food, propagate hygiene and encourage culinary tourism.
Speaking on the development, Uche Nnadozie, editor-in-chief of Newspread.ng, said: “We are starting the Christmas season for Lagosians. It’s a family event, come out to eat, drink, dance and connect.”
Similarly, Chairman of NT News Ltd publishers of Newspread.ng, Shola Ewuola reiterated the importance of street food to the average Nigerian. He said the availability and affordability of these foods across the country have saved many young and not so young people. “This is the time to encourage the chefs on the street. It’s going to be a festival,” he said.
Last week, Sabi Chef stormed a number of major markets in Lagos state to sensitize residents, traders, chefs and vendors about the event.
During the street activation which was held at the popular Yaba, Lagos Island, Oshodi, Ikorodu and Ogba many residents were rewarded by Sabi Chef ambassadors after participating in dance, sports, quiz and other activities.