Meet Vivian Ngwodo, a Nigerian-born UK banker, or should I say ex-banker, who as a result of the difficulties in finding African or Carribean restaurants in the UK developed ChopStreets, the first ever Afro-Caribbean food app in the UK.
According to her:
“African and Caribbean cuisines have been under-represented for far too long and I am on a mission to make them famous by using technology to provide a platform for people to discover Afro-Caribbean cuisine easily and also set a standard for the Afro-Caribbean food industry in the U.K.”
“My vision for Chopstreets is that it becomes an active social network for both African and Non-Africans as I believe eating is a social activity and the best friendships are made over food.”
What Is ChopStreets?
ChopStreets is a social app that gives you a map or list view of African and Caribbean restaurants, takeaways, pop-ups and supper clubs near you.
It also gives you room to recommend a restaurant to a friend, post pictures of your dining experience and befriend other users in the community.
When asked about her future plans for Chopstreets, Vivian had this to say:
“Our plan for Chopstreets is that it evolves into a robust food platform with online ordering, payment and delivery food system for African and Caribbean foods,” she says.
“We plan to expand into a fully digital and tech-driven company, providing information solutions, analytics, and process automation for food businesses in the U.K.”