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

April 12, 2019 at 03:00 pm | Foodie Friday

Francis Akhalbey

Francis Akhalbey | Staff Writer

April 12, 2019 at 03:00 pm | Foodie Friday

Photo via christian-abegan.folieo.com

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.

Photo via christian-abegan.folieo.com

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.

Chef Christian Abegan — Photo via christian-abegan.folieo.com

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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