About the Chef
Emile Engoulou Engoulou, an illustrious Cameroonian Chef, has vowed to promote his country’s cuisine and gastronomy internationally. Known for making use of poetry to talk about Cameroonian cuisine, this culinary genius has convinced audiences across the globe by his creations that blend Cameroonian and African foods, culture, and traditions. His versatility is in full display when it comes to discussing the many virtues of the art, the pleasure and even the economic benefits of being able to rustle up a good Cameroonian meal.
He is a progressive culinary professional with over 29 years of experience in establishments that include Five-Star hotels and renowned restaurants. Chef Engoulou’s main drive is to create chef d’oeuvres that set the tone of fine dining by presenting a unique taste of creative flair and passion for ethnic food.
As an experienced Chef and inventor, he has a proven track record of making great food that will entice diners and leave them wanting more. Through different traditional dishes, he demonstrates rather than asserts than Cameroon is Africa in miniature. The country’s multilingual, polychromatic, and wide-ranging richness of people, panoramas, and cultures also has the advantage of presenting a wealth of culinary expressions traceable in all parts of the continent. Therefore, he sees Cameroonian culinary art as a foundation of gastronomy beyond the country’s borders. This factor comes to light especially with the use of local plants, vegetables, and fruit for recipes that transcend cultural barriers.
Emile’s purpose is to promote Cameroonian cuisine as sustainable, considering social, environmental and economic aspects in the process of creating recipes that leave a distinctive mark. As someone, who firmly believes in the connection between nutrition, health and well- being, Chef Engoulou describes his dishes as the expression of community, culture and relationship to nature. As he usually says with his characteristic smile at the end of his TV shows, “food makes us just as much as we make food”.
Asimba’s client include:
World Tourism Organization
Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Cameroon
Embassy of France in Cameroon
Embassy of Spain in Cameroon
Embassy of China in Cameroon
Embassy of Tunisia in Cameroon
Embassy of Turkey in Cameroon
Embassy of Brazil in Cameroon
Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Cameroon
Presidency of the Republic of Cameroon
Indomitable lions, Cameroon National Soccer Team as Nutritionist