I’m a chef, entrepreneur, restaurateur, television host, philanthropist and proud mother of a boy and a girl.
Ms. Olalere opened Ahinke’s Kitchen Ltd in 2019 located in Calgary Alberta which was nominated as the best African Restaurant by Avenue Magazine in 2020/ 2021 She was given the first – ever Ethnik Festival Award on showcasing cultural heritage on Afro Canadians Food – Jollof Rice War 2020 Since then, she shattered the glass ceiling by starting a social enterprise called ” Open Kitchen YYC” to support other immigrant food businesses through an entrepreneurship program in Calgary and surrounding areas. She is blazing her own trail through the culinary world and becoming the first in the immigrant community to create the “SUYA Naija Burger” the latest exclusive collaboration with Sammies Cafe which showcases her culture in a mainstream menu. Ahinke has produced a family cooking show! The maiden series, “Ahinke’s Cooking Show” was curated in line with the Open kitchen YYC vision, which is to showcase immigrant food and inspire harmony in homes with the first session “Daddy’s Recipe” with 5 episode is now on youtube and showcasing at 12 channels on Telus Optik TV, the second session “Mummy’s Recipe” set to air this October 2022 in partnership with STORYHIVE by TELUS Optik, City of Calgary, Calgary Art Development Program and many more community sponsors.