There’s always a lesson to learn from everything, even when I burn myself in the kitchen—Founder, culinary academy, Ikoyi
Chef Tiyan Alile is the executive chef of Tarragon Restaurant in Ikoyi, Lagos. She is the President of the Culinary Arts Practitioners Association in Nigeria and founder, Culinary Academy, Ikoyi, Lagos. As a lawyer with corporate background that spanned 15 years, she went into the food business, a passion that has materialised into something bigger than her expectations. Recently, she organised the African Young Chefs Competition ‘AYCC’, a platform that is billed to bring young and inspiring African chefs together to change the narrative about African indigenous food to international standards. In a chat with Saturday Woman, she speaks on emerging trends in the culinary and hospitality industry in Nigeria.