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Chef Elijah Amoo Addo is Chef, Food Stylist, Social Entrepreneur, Tv Host and Recipient of the 2017 Queens Young Leader Award presented by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace for his contribution towards social development across the commonwealth.

25 Years

Providing the best intercontinental and local dishes of food and services

Chef Elijah is using his experience in the catering industry to champion a series of community food initiatives supporting vulnerable people. In 2012, he started Chefs for Change Ghana Foundation which arranged for surplus food from the hospitality industry to be used to provide food for people with mental health issues, pensioners and children in need. Elijah later left his job as a head chef to set up Food for All Ghana, West Africa’s first food bank. Since launching in 2015, the organisation has recovered more than $10,000 worth of food products to feed and support almost 5000 beneficiaries across five regions in Ghana. It has also established new and extended existing partnerships with supermarkets, farmers and hotels, and has created a number of community food farms. Elijah’s vision is to grow the number of community food banks operated by Food for All Ghana from three to 30 across Ghana and West Africa in the next three years.

Chef Elijah Amoo Addo is the founder of Food for All Africa programme, a social enterprise which operates West Africa's first community food support in Ghana

Food For All Africa creates sustainable means of nutrition for vulnerable children and communities through food recovery, redistribution, farming and forum for stakeholder’s within Ghana’s food supply chain

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 Awarded by Queen Elizabeth II in Buckingham Palace as a 2017 Queens Young Leader, Elijah’s passion towards supporting 5845 beneficiaries was inspired in 2011 when he came into contact a mentally challenged who recover leftovers from hotels and restaurants to feed his his colleague. Today Food for All Africa is gradually becoming West Africa’s leader in creating efficiency and food supply efforts to the low income, poor and hungry. He has worked and partnered with hotels and restaurants such as Chase, +233 Jazz bar, Alisa hotel, Burger and Relish and many others.
He was the acting general secretary of the Greater Accra chefs association and Ghana chefs association for two years.
He is the inspiring founder of Chefs for Change Ghana foundation,an NGO that promotes local culinary profession in Ghana and also promotes Ghanaian ingredients in meeting international standards.

He is also the founder and Executive Director of Food for All Africa programme a food recovery initiative that operates West Africa’s first food bank in Ghana to create sustainable means of nutrition for the vulnerable in society whiles reducing food wastage and hunger. He is the regional director for Aregala Hellas, A global chef’s brigade also known as “Chefs without Borders.” Chef Elijah as also known by the public is a social commentator,  father,  caterer, food stylist and food brand promoter.
He has appeared on many TV and radio programs that centers around food and society development.
He has worked for corporate bodies such as Nestle, Finatrade, GADCO, Ghana Cocoa Board, GhOne, Insel communication and many others. Chef Elijah has through his foundation fed over 50,000 street kids, aged, mentally challenged and vulnerable in society.

Awards and
Recognitions

Awards and Recognitions

2015

Future Award Africa award Prize in Community Action

2017

Queens Young Leader by Queen Elizabeth II

2017

100 Most Influential Young Africans

2015

Kumvana Fellow

2017

YALI-USADF Entrepreneurship competition

2017

Global Accelerator

2018

Takeda Young Entrepreneurs Award- Japan

2018

Dubai International Award for Best Practices, Cycle 10

2019

Delivered a pitch at the EuroAfrican Forum

Chef Elijah is a father of four children and has been married to Mrs. Wilhelmina Ayorkor Addo, Director of Eliwils Food Design Catering Services
Chef Elijah is a father of four children and has been married to Mrs. Wilhelmina Ayorkor Addo, Director of Eliwils Food design Catering Services.