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.
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.
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 :
- 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
- Guarantee Trust Holding Company Plc [ GTCO ]