Chef Gladys Abulu, an instructor at the Nigerian Culinary Academy, has emerged winner in the Bread Production category at the Third West African Food Festival (WAFFEST).
The fifth Edition of WAFFEST was held between August 9 and 14 in Lagos in celebration of the rich and diverse culinary heritage of West Africa.
The 2023 culinary celebration themed, Preserving West African Flavours: The Chef’s Roles in Sustainable Food Tourism.
The event was hosted by the Association of Professional Chefs of Nigeria (APCN) in collaboration with the National Tourism Development Authority (NTDA).
Abulu triumphed over 26 contestants from fourteen West African countries and twelve participants from other regions of the African continent.
Impressively, Abulu produced an astounding 32 varieties of bread in less than eight hours, securing her position as the overall winner.
Speaking with the press, the Chef passionately called upon the Nigerian Government to prioritize investments in small, micro, and medium-scale enterprises.
She emphasized the potential for such investments to significantly boost the country’s economy.
Abulu dedicated the prestigious award to the country’s youths, while simultaneously challenging affluent Nigerians to invest in more productive ventures.