Yewande Komolafe

Location: New York City

Yewande Komolafe is a recipe developer, writer, and food stylist originally from Lagos, Nigeria. Her recipes and writing have appeared in The New York Times, Whetstone Magazine, Munchies, Saveur, and others. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, daughter, and many jars of spices.


Yewande Komolafe's background in food has been informed by everything from her grandmother's, mother's, and aunties' kitchens, to restaurant kitchens across the United States. She develops recipes that lend taste and texture to her experience as an immigrant in the United States. She has worked closely with chefs and restaurateurs on cookbooks, written and tested recipes for food publications, and hosts a regular dinner series centered on food, immigration, and adaptation.


Yewanda Komolafe graduated from the University of Maryland Baltimore County with a degree in psychology and biology. She also holds a culinary degree from the Baltimore International College.

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