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ShamisoFoods & Me


Chef Wellington Onyenwe continues to rise as a chef visionary and sensation across Los Angeles, San Francisco/Bay Area and most recently Atlanta, Georgia! As a toxicologist and graduate of Molecular Toxicology and Food Additives at the University of California-Berkeley, Dr. Onyenwe literally knows food down to the molecule. Under apprenticeship of many culinary experts, including Chef Thomas Schaefer, renowned German chef, he has honed his skills to create delectable culinary cuisines that satisfy the hearts and stomachs of those he delightedly serves!


Dr. Onyenwe has worked alongside phenomenal chefs and culinary aficionados of Chez Panisse, Yoshi's SF/Oakland, L'Ermitage Five Star Hotel/Restaurant Beverly Hills, to name a few. He continues to partner with private catering companies to the stars! Now, with his own company ShamisoFoods, he is showcasing his expertise and experiences to both small private soirees and large concert crowds (ask about the Nigerian Suya!). Primarily specializing in West African and Caribbean cuisine, his repertoire also includes fusion elements of Latin, Italian, North American, Asian, French and German cuisines.


Dr. Onyenwe's unique approach allows for liberating creativity as he combines multiple culinary cultures into a spectacular experience!  His line of specialized spice blends and unique take on cuisines are already making waves in Atlanta pop-up shops, festivals and the Atlanta Underground Market.


Chef Wellington is grateful to have had his talents recognized in media and television! He has competed in competitions to include Food Network’s Supermarket Stakeout (Season 5, Episode 9 “Oodles and Stacks and Cups, Oh My!”) hosted by Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli and critical celebrity chef judges “SuperChef” Darnell Ferguson and Eric Greenspan. Chef Wellington successfully competed against other seasoned executive/private chefs to the stars to win the grand prize. Get ready for a memorable experience, because “You deserve, what you desire… Mee ya!” (“Do it!”)

Read the full biography courtesy of Author Corinne Kocher & Photographer Bailey Garrot from Shared-Plates ATL! 



"Live loudly, experiment boldly, create freely... because... You deserve what you desire... Mee ya!” (Do it!)

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