Lerato Umah-Shaylor

Lerato Umah-Shaylor is a food writer, TV chef and pop-up restaurateur best known for her wholesome and contemporary African cooking.

Chef Lerato combines local and seasonal ingredients from across the globe with authentic African foods and spices, challenging the perception that African food is too niche to be embraced by different cultures. Her pop-up restaurants in London & Brighton have taken the food world by storm, attracting features from the likes of the BBC and London Evening Standard.

The Chefs - 2017 Edition


Ronke Edoho

Ronke Edoho

Jehan Powell

Jehan Powell

Lerato Umah-Shaylor

Lerato Umah-Shaylor

Nkesi Enyioha

Nkesi Enyioha

Abiola Akanji

Abiola Akanji

Kevin Curry

Kevin Curry

Tolu Erogbogbo

Tolu Erogbogbo

Raphael Duntoye

Raphael Duntoye

Brian Malarky

Brian Malarkey

Benedict Okuzu

Benedict Okuzu