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AKWAABA EBUSUAFO (welcome family)!

Asempe Kitchen is a catering and pop-up restaurant providing great vegan and vegetarian options to traditional West African cuisine.

 We use 7 natural ingredients or less (including spices) in the majority of our dishes. We cook in canola oil instead of the traditional palm oil. We bring the spice to you in case you love having a spicier version of our dishes. 

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We currently operate in Syracuse but will travel to other areas within 2 hours of Syracuse to serve clients for a fee.

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You can book us for any size event up to 100 people. We specialize in pop-ups and cooking demos and classes for up to 50 people.

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 Thank you for your interest and support, and for coming along on this culinary adventure.

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Contact us at 315.546.4545 or by email asempekitchen@gmail.com

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Asempe Kitchen In the News

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"Chef Kuukua from Asempe Kitchen shared a preview of the delicious ‘Spicy Tropical Fruit Salad’ recipe expected to be served at the event." Read more ...

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“Chef Kuukua Yomekpe grew up in Ghana, and serves West African cuisine at Asempe Kitchen, her pop-up concept at The Hills Market Downtown and Platform Beer Co.” Read more…

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“The owner of Asempe Kitchen hopes to bring Ghanaian fare to prominence in the food industry” Read more ...

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“Sometimes, a seat at the table not only can provide an individual or group with a voice, but also bring people of different backgrounds and ideologies closer together.” Read more ...

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“…because Asempe’s house bread is presently available as a retail product seven days a week.”Read more ...

“If The Hills Market Downtown’s eternal wonderland of eating options in the back has grown tiresome, Asempe Kitchen has been shaking up its kitchen scene at the front of the house on Wednesdays.” Read more ...

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“After a few false starts, one woman’s vision of community and Ghanian cuisine may be headed for a standstill.” Read more ...

“Business First sat down with the chef and entrepreneur Kuukua Yomekpe recently for a Q&A.” Read more ...

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““I like people to be curious about other cultures, and to be curious about other cultures is to try their food,” Yomekpe says.” Read more ...

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““Experts say every second, Americans collectively eat around 100 pounds of chocolate. Kuukua Yomekpe with Asempe Kitchen gives us a chocolatey recipe you can try.” Read more ...

Beyond introducing customers to African cuisine, Yomekpe also uses cooking to build community…

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