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Culinary Content creator | Communication Consultant | Speaker | Host

Yasmine Fofana is the foodie-in-chief of “Afrofoodie”; a digital platform initially dedicated to connecting locals and travelers with the best culinary experiences in Côte d’Ivoire. Over the years, her mission as a culinary content creator evolved to shifting the African narrative through its cuisine. 

She combines her strong passion for African gastronomy and her professional background of 10+ years as a communication and marketing professional to create content, connections and conversations around the rich and diverse culinary heritage of the continent.

Yasmine is a pioneer when it comes to promoting the culinary scene of Côte d’Ivoire. She did not only launch the 1st food blog of the country in 2012: “Journal d’une Foodie” (A foodie’s diary) now rebranded as “Afrofoodie”, but she also launched the 1st Restaurant week of Côte d’Ivoire: “Abidjan Restaurant Week” in 2017.

About Afrofoodie | Yasmine Fofana
About Afrofoodie | Yasmine Fofana

Thanks to her continuous efforts in sharing Côte d’Ivoire culinary scene with the world, Yasmine was selected as a 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow under President Obama’s Young Africa Leaders Initiative (YALI), as a 2017-2018 Chevening Scholar by the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office of the United Kingdom and as an 2019-2020 African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative (AWEC) beneficiary.

Currently on a mission to promote Gastronomy tourism in her country and in West Africa, Yasmine is now partnering with Africa No Filter as one of their Narrative Champion.

Yasmine holds a Bachelor of Science in International Business from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania in the United States and a Master in International Tourism Development from the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom.

Organizations I have collaborated with :

  • United Nations World Tourism Organization [UNWTO] | As a Moderator - Find out more HERE
  • Voyages Afriq | As a Podcast Co-Host - Find out more HERE and listen to one of the episodes HERE 
  • Africa Tourism Partners | As a Programme Director 
  • Africa No Filter | As a Narrative Champion - Find out more HERE

Agencies and I have collaborated with :

  • Voodoo 
  • Blue Lions Altavia
  • Mccann Dakar

Brands I have collaborated with :

  • Jumia Food
  • Vivo Energy Côte d’Ivoire
  • Air France
  • Sofitel Luxury Hotels  - Abidjan Hotel Ivoire
  • Loïc Dablé
  • Cuisines
  • Guarantee Trust Holding Company Plc [ GTCO ]

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