AYO Foods, ‘Top Chef’ Alum Eric Adjepong to Expand West-African Food Line

The West African food brand has a new partner.
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July 15, 2021


AYO Foods continues to celebrate the African Diaspora by expanding their line of West African dishes through recipe collaborations from Ghanian-born, Top Chef Alum, Chef Eric Adjepong.

Known for his ability to develop bold West African flavors, Adjepong has developed two West African favorites to add to the AYO family – Waakye (Beans and Rice) and Chicken Yassa. Adjepong's offerings will be available nationwide in the frozen section where AYO foods are sold, including Kroger, Marianos and select Whole Foods nationwide beginning in late July.

AYO’s initial line of West African favorites included Jollof Rice, Egusi Soup and Cassava Leaf Stew.

As a first-generation Ghanaian-American, Adjepong sources the flavors and influences in his cooking from many of the West African dishes he grew up eating. He is passionate about introducing diners to West African cuisine and the impact its diaspora has had on South American, Latin American, Caribbean and American food.

“The African Diaspora is a rich culinary

web that connects cultures across the globe and we're passionate about sharing these recipes with those looking for a comforting taste of home,” says Perteet Spencer, founder, AYO Foods. “The positive response to AYO has allowed us to significantly expand our offerings in both frozen and pantry categories and we look forward to sharing more culinary joy with our customers as we increase our footprint nationwide.”

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