Born and raised in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Maria Bradford is an award-winning Sierra Leonean chef, and Founder and Head Chef at Shwen Shwen, her catering company, based in Kent.
The name Shwen Shwen is derived from the Krio word for fancy, which describes her Sierra Leonean and Afro-fusion dishes which she is bringing to a wider audience.
Maria has fond childhood memories, mainly to do with her fascination for age-old African recipes. She has captured her enduring love for the taste of home, into her debut cookbook ‘Sweet Salone’ – which highlights Sierra Leone’s food history and culture.
Maria will be joining CAFOD on 7th September 7pm-8pm to share her memories of the vibrant, flavoursome cuisine and culture of Sierra Leone, and how she’s turned it into a thriving food business.
- When: London
- Duration: 1 hour
- Price: Free
- Language: English
- Who can attend? Everyone
- Dial-in available? (listen only): Not available.