Doris Ufoegbune and Kevin Ufoegbune are the hosts and producers of Flavours of Africa, an African cooking show on SHAW TV. The aim of Flavours of Africa is to provide the public with authentic dishes that are delicious, easy and healthy. Their motto is that food is culture, and that cultures that eat together, stay together, through food, we can continue to appreciate diversity and promote cultural unity. Flavours of Africa will be on the Calgary Co-op Kitchen Theatre stage (July 5 & 6 at 11:30 a.m.). .) in the Western Oasis, BMO Centre Halls D & E.
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Doris Ufoegbune: I am an entrepreneur, writer, creator and the producer of Flavours of Africa, Canada’s first African Cooking show which can be seen on Shaw Television here in Calgary. I host the show with my son, Kevin, who is also a writer, creator and a producer.
I was a teacher in Nigeria and I immigrated to Canada to start a new life with my husband Ugochukwu Ufoegbune who continues to support me in everything I do. We have three children, Nicole Ufoegbune, Tracy Ufoegbune and Kevin Ufoegbune. In 2005, I launched a catering business called Global Cuisine Catering Services with award winning signature dishes such as lasagne, jambalaya, Gumbo and lamb roast. The City of Ottawa invited me to cater for them and as a result, the Ottawa Citizen coined me, “caterer devoted to her artistry”. Through my company and culinary artistry I was invited to Margaret Trudeau’s Embassy dinner, an event that often drew over six hundred people a year. I have catered to ambassadors, dignitaries, various organizations, institutions, groups and individuals. I recently launched a more contemporary catering business called Doris Catering Services and delightfully cater to weddings, celebrations, special occasions, office parties, gatherings and holiday parties.
Following his graduation from Carleton University my son Kevin and I created a television program called Flavours of Africa in order to preserve and promote African cuisine, traditions and culture and to support Canadian multiculturalism. We also aim to draw attention towards significant societal subject matter.