Bird Jamboree 2022 Guest Speaker: Betty Vandy

Chef Betty Vandy, founder of West African street food brand, Bettylicious Cooks, African Food activist and educator, food writer and social entrepreneur is on a mission to take up space in shaping the narrative of West African plant based Food.

Through her social enterprise venture 'Gather at the Table' with a book of the same name due for release in early 2022 and potential premises to be found, Betty aspires to build a centred voice for African women across the diaspora to share their culinary legacies with the world.

Having recently returned to her birth place, Liverpool, England after travelling across West Africa for almost 2 years, Betty is on a journey to teach her local community and beyond the importance of her West African culinary legacy.

"More than ever I am so deeply proud of my African food heritage," says Betty, "Travelling Africa opened my mind and palette to culinary wonders and it's time the African women that make up the farmers, growers, market  sellers and cooks are centred at the heart of a global African food movement with a real authentic voice."

Bird Jamboree 2022 Guest Speaker: Betty Vandy