One of the purest forms of love is the love for food! Meet Saidat Mustapha, who lives by these words. She’s the 23-year-old Nigerian chef/owner of a registered private culinary business and small gourmet infused olive oil line called Savor by Saida. Saidat also has a start-up business called Asake’s Shakes, serving the most delectable milkshakes and refreshing iced teas for special events in Lagos, with 10 percent of its profit going towards charity.

Saidat Mustapha

Chef Saida is the youngest Le Cordon Bleu Grand Diplome graduate in Nigeria, one of the most prestigious culinary schools in the world. From a very young age, she always knew her life would revolve around food and even with 3 degrees, including a Masters in International Business, her passion for food and influences from world cuisine is the force behind her drive, to stay in the culinary world.

She is a cuisine and patisserie chef, from dainty Frasier cakes to silky beef bourguignon, Chef Saida does them all. Talk about versatility! Chef Saida aims at redefining the gourmet and luxury food culture in Nigeria through simple refreshing recipes and seamless service. The Savor by Saida culinary company offers private and event gourmet catering, private chef lessons and culinary consultations for individuals and establishments.

She shares pictures of a few of her favorite dishes to make with us. To start, her salmon and tuna vol-au-vent with lump fish caviar finished with edible 24ct silver flakes, then a traditional Milanese and Nigerian fusion recipe, Osso Bucco with a side of yam & sweet potato Asaro, she then finishes it off with one of her signature desserts, trio of chocolate mousse tartlets with hand-crafted Belgian chocolate truffles and edible 24ct gold flakes.

Simplicity is simply unique

 

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