We welcome Chef Clemon Zobo via NY African Restaurant Week to the Street Festival on 7/16/2016
Visit www.GoAfricaHarlem.org for more information. the Go Africa Harlem Street Festival will take place on 7/16/2016 from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves. please register athttp://goafricaharlem.org/events/general-attendee-sign-up-for-go-africa-harlem-2016-street-festival-on-july-16th-2016/ or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001.
As a man growing in a house full of women in Africa (Côte d’Ivoire) cooking or being a chef was not on the radar – it took me over 8000 miles of travel and landing here in the USA to know that this was actually my calling – it is my passion. I feel blessed, there was no better place for me to have followed my passion than in NYC which has given me exposure to a variety of cuisines – I have over the years developed a unique style of cooking and an eye for cooking that brings to focus many different cuisines from French, Asian, Italian and more.
I started as a dishwasher in one of the most prestigious restaurants in new York – I saw some of the best chefs in the world at work. Then I told myself, the light came on in my head and I said this is what i want to do. I got my opportunity as a prep cook and started learning the technics of cooking – expand on this. I worked my way up and learnt various techniques of cooking. after many years of apprenticeship i got a chance to work with marcus samuelson for over 4 years. I learnt a very different technique of cooking while working with marcus samuelsson – I still use some of those techniques till now.
I now specialize in authentic Africa cuisine and fusion cuisine. I believe the African cusinie has not been properly represented and presented – my mission is help make african cuisine one of the most appreciated in the world. when I am away from the kitchen I to spend time with my two lovely kids.