After over a decade spent engaged in humanitarian work, in some difficult parts of the world with various international organizations and years of self-teaching in the culinary arts, Selassie Atadika completed course work at the Culinary Institute of America. A founding member of Trio Toque, the first nomadic restaurant in Dakar, Senegal, she brought her innovative approach to African cuisine back home in 2014 to introduce them through Midunu, a nomadic dining concept in Accra which celebrates Africa’s culinary heritage in what she calls, ‘New African Cuisine’. Selassie Atadika was featured on CNN African Voices as well as mentioned in Vogue, National Geographic’s The Plate, Entrepreneur Magazine and Ebony. She holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography modified with Environmental Studies from Dartmouth College and over 10 years experience with the United Nations.
Midunu is a culinary lifestyle company with an eye towards celebrating Africa’s cultural and culinary heritage whose goal is to create experiences where culture, community and cuisine intersect, reminiscent of earlier times while creating new memories. Midunu selects local and seasonal ingredients along with some of the more traditional grains and proteins to translate Africa’s bounty to the table. They achieve this goal through nomadic events, special events, private dining, retail and lifestyle products and a bespoke event space.