ShamisoFoods & Me

MEET CHEF de CUISINE, WELLINGTON ONYENWE

Wellington Onyenwe continues to rise as a chef visionary and sensation across Los Angeles, San Francisco/Bay Area and most recently Atlanta, Georgia! A graduate of Molecular Toxicology and Food Additives at the University of California-Berkeley, Mr. 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!
      Mr. 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, and 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!). Specializing in Italian, North American, West African and French cuisines, his 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! 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! 

 

 

- Fernand Point -

“The duty of a good cuisinier is to transmit to the next generation everything he has learned and experienced." 
 

Catering & Pop-Up Events

WHENEVER YOU NEED US... WE'LL BE THERE

Whether it be a small private dinner for a family, a pop-up restaurant for 50 or a concert for hundreds, ShamisoFoods aims to please you and your culinary desires.'To make a reservation please email us at CHEF.SHAMISO@GMAIL.COM or fill out the following reservation box and we will contact you with availability as soon as possible...​ Read more about one of our past event highlights below courtesy of Author Corinne Kocher & Photographer Bailey Garrot from Shared-Plates ATL!

“The discovery of a new dish does more for the happiness of mankind than the discovery of a star.” 

- Anthelme Brillat-Savarin -

 

Our Entrées & Cuisine

BEST WAY TO A HEART IS THROUGH THE STOMACH

The true stamp of our excellency is shown through our entreés! We specialize in Italian, American, West African and French cuisines. The true beauty that comes out and sets us aside from the others is the fusion of three or more culinary cultures. We thought anything less than two was simply uncivilized... Enjoy the magic!

“No one is born a great cook, one learns by doing.

- Julia Child -

Our Spices, Sauces & Rubs

WHEN THINGS NEED AN EXTRA KICK

What is Suya/Yaji spice?

Yaji Spice (or Suya Pepper Mix) is a special crafted blend of fine spices used to bring any food item to life with a true authentic West-African flavor. Yaji Spice originated in Nigeria many generations ago, and its recipe has been passed down orally by the Mai Suyas (Suya Kebab Chefs and Grill Masters) since then. In West-Africa, various meats and vegetables are fire-roasted and smoked over special wood blends; Yaji Spice is traditionally used as a rub before grilling and then sprinkled on generously afterwards. This spice is all purpose and can be used on baked, broiled, boiled, smoked, dried and fried food products. A highly sought after West-African meat rub, Yaji Spice is revered as the best, with a very unique flavor bringing elements of smoke, spice and hints of curry and nut products. Suggested use with 7-8 lbs of meat (or meat substitute/ vegetable), 1/8 cup of salt, 1/3-2/3 cups of peanut (or desired) oil, and 1/2 cup of the seasoning. For best flavor, allow to marinate for 1 hour or desired time, cook and finish with a sprinkle "Mee ya!" ("Do it!") 

 

ShamisoFoods Presents Savory Suya's, Sweet Counterpart...

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Sweet Black Molasses Rub is a new phenomenon sweeping the Nigerian street food market. The sibling to Yaji Spice (or Suya Pepper Mix), this special crafted blend of fine spices is used to bring any food item to life with a true authentic West-African flavor twist. Some try to describe the flavor as being reminiscient of All-American BBQ, but with it's own unique flare that leaves your taste buds asking for more. This spice is all purpose and can be used on baked, broiled, boiled, smoked, dried and fried food products. Every bite will be sure to blow your mind, bringing in elements of West-African spices, smoke, and just the right amount of sweetness. This assortment of carefully selected spices is a must have at any barbecue or kitchen and brings something new to the table. So sweet it makes sugar jealous! Suggested use with 2.5 lbs of meat (or meat substitute/ vegetable), 1/8 cup of peanut (or desired) oil, and 3-4 tablespoons of the rub. Or for our famous Agege Sliders; 2.5 lbs,, t.q the best bu.gm of qou. life: 2.5 lbs of meat (or meat substitute/ vegetable) and 1.5 cups of rub. Also available in the form of our newest SBM sauce. For best flavor, allow to marinate for 1 hour or desired time, cook and finish with a sprinkle "Mee ya!" ("Do it!") 

An Instant Mix for an Old Classic

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Taste a traditional part of Nigeria and West Africa with your very own packet of pepper soup mix. This "feel good" comfort dish is typically served as an appetizer at venues ranging from personal kitchens, to pubs/restaurants and virtually every official gathering. This must have delicacy satisfies stomachs and souls, but is light and healthy for those watching their waistlines, but thick and hearty to soothe. Enjoy your pepper soup with various meats, such as fish, shrimp, tripe, oxtail, chicken, goat, or beef. Not a carnivore? No problem! This dish pairs well with all vegetables and protein alternatives. Many choose to rejoice with their very own bowl of pepper soup with side dishes such as potatoes, rice or boiled yam/yucca. Simply add 4 cups of water and bring a piece of Nigeria home with you today! “Mee ya!” (“Do it!”)

“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” 

- Linda Grayson -

“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” 

- Linda Grayson -

Our Cheesecakes & Desserts

FOR THE SWEETEST MOMENTS IN LIFE

Taste the magic of our premium desserts! The true stamp of our excellency is shown through our desserts and equally in our entreés! We specialize in Italian, American, West African and French cuisines. The true beauty that comes out and sets us aside from the others is the fusion of three or more culinary cultures. We thought anything less than two was simply uncivilized... Enjoy the magic! Just a small taste of what we have to offer.

 

Our cheesecakes are definitely a slice above the rest! We start with our secret crust recipe; a blend of sweetened French pastries with a hint of delectable spices for an extra accent of flavor. Next, we take organic Californian dairy, all natural ingredients and mix it with the love from our highly trained culinary artist. Rather than a heavy, dense New York style, we offer a lighter, slightly creamier alternative, so you can guiltlessly enjoy multiple slices. From savory goat cheese garlic, to a sweet bacon chocolate cheesecake, we do everything in between.

 

​Our ice créme is a definite scoop of decadence aimed to give your taste-buds their most pleasurable experience. We are committed to supporting local California farmers and proudly use organic dairy straight from Berkeley Farms.  We offer both custard and non-custard style frozen delights. Simply the creamiest texture that goes down smooth. Prices will change soon! Hurry while this offer lasts!

 
 
“Anybody can make you enjoy the first bite of a dish, but only a real chef can make you enjoy the last.” 

- Francois Minot -

 

Contact Me

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PARTIES

We cater parties of various sizes, 

just the way you envision it to be and leave them hungry for more!

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