For quite a long time we’ve been drooling over the meals Funmi Adesoji puts up on her timeline. Her Instagram page Phummyndeps is filled with videos and photos of soups, Nigerian Jollof, mouth-watering Efo-riro and so on. We couldn’t help but call Funmi out to have a quick chat, because this is unfair.
Please, tell us about Phummyndeps?
Hi, my name is Funmi, but I go by the name of Phummyndeps, I am a wife, a mother and a chef.
Why Did You Choose To Be A Chef?
I have been cooking ever since I can remember; my mother owns a catering school back home, so I have always been around food. I love cooking, I put my all into my food.
What is your greatest weakness when it comes to food?
I am a perfectionist so I make sure all food delivered is done to perfection.
As a chef what meal would you say is your favourite?
I personally don’t have a favourite, so I would choose my most requested meals, which are party Jollof, fried rice and assorted efo riro.
What advice would you give budding chefs in terms of client management?
Make sure you can only take on what you can handle. You only want to give your best to your clients. Also do not be afraid to ask for help.
What is the most difficult part of being a chef?
I love everything about the job, it makes it what it is.
Food, as we all know, is an essential commodity, but the current economy is kind of harsh, how has this affected your business?
I receive quite a lot of orders a week so I wouldn’t say that the current state of the economy has affected my business. Thank God.
Do you cater for parties and events? If so, what adjustments do you think most Nigerian caterers need to make in terms of their services?
Yes, I do cater for parties and events, I think what caterers need to do is just meet the needs of their clients. As long as the client is happy that is what matters most.
Is there any new recipe you would be trying soon, can you share it with us?
As of now, I have none! But when I do I will definitely keep you posted
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