04 April, 2018 - By Leyla Williams

West London Welcome chef Rose Dakuo nominated for BBC Cook of The Year

Rose Dakuo. (Copyright: Maria Brosnan for Welcome Cinema and Kitchen)

Rose Dakuo. (Copyright: Maria Brosnan for Welcome Cinema and Kitchen)

West London Welcome is excited to announce that one of our refugee chefs, Rose Dakuo, has been nominated for the BBC’s Cook of The Year! More details are on the BBC Radio 4 website here.

Alongside our other chefs, Rose cooks delicious, experimental meals every week for us at the centre and at many other community spaces around the city. We are very lucky to be treated to her fantastic concoctions every week, and extremely proud of her for this wonderful news.

From the BBC Radio 4 website:

‘Rose cooks for her ‘Welcome Kitchen’ West African, and Refugee Cuisine Supper Clubs across London, and for Tottenham based youth centres, advice/soup kitchens, and refugee and migrant projects all over the city. Rose is a talented Ivorian chef highly skilled in West African cuisines ranging from Senegalese to Nigerian to her native Ivorian food – reflecting the ethnic diversity of Ivory coast. Rose’s skill is rooted in her upbringing in Ivory Coast, and after seeking refuge in the UK 17 years ago has dedicated her life to celebrating her culture’s food by sharing it with people – particularly those in need.’