Meet Chef Christian Abegan, the Cameroonian putting African cuisine on the globe

Francis Akhalbey April 12, 2019
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The African continent has over the years produced popular and professional chefs who have been major influences on how people eat and prepare their meals and Chef Abegan is one of them.

Chef Christian Abegan was expected to become a lawyer but he ended up becoming a cook. A graduate from the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, France, he practised in Africa with hotel chains before becoming a consultant in Afro-Caribbean Cuisine.

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He opened his first restaurant, “Chez Abégan”, in Douala, Cameroon and “Le Palanka” in Paris. In 2009, he became the first African chef to obtain the “trophy of excellence of Afro-Caribbean cuisines” and in 2010 “the grand diploma of honour” of the Institute of French gastronomy.

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Currently, the Star Chef’s aim is to popularize and export African cuisine. Scroll through to take a look at some of his signature dishes and their recipes.


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