Asempe Kitchen, LLc - Sweet Bough Wedding Collective
Asempe Kitchen, LLc

Asempe loosely translates to “Curiosity” in Fante, the mother tongue of Chef Kuukua Yomekpe. Asempe Kitchen offers traditional West African dishes, specializing in Vegan and Vegetarian options. Asempe cooks in olive oil instead of Palm oil, bringing a fresh approach to West African cuisine. Asempe flirts with tradition by creating dips, curries, and stir-fries that spin off of the Ghanaian froyi (stews) and nkwan (soups) Chef Kuukua was raised on. For the more adventurous palate, Asempe offers Moko, their signature hot sauce of habeneros and serranos blended with garlic, ginger, onions and spices. Asempe Kitchen caters parties, receptions, corporate, team-building and other events.

Join Chef Kuukua in her kitchen, or invite her to infuse your kitchen with Asempe! Let us feed you lunch at your office luncheon or dinner in the comfort of your home, or wow your guests for your special occasion. We look forward to feeding you. Do join us on this culinary adventure.


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