Pin It
Favourite

Mary Nkrumah 

A fixture at the Seaport Farmers’ Market, the chef behind Mary’s African Cuisine brings a taste of Ghana to Halifax.

MEGHAN TANSEY WHITTON
  • Meghan Tansey Whitton

Owner and chef, Mary's African Cuisine, Seaport Farmers' Market, 1209 Marginal Road and Noblemay Catering


Mary Nkrumah has been cooking for over 15 years— taking notes from her mother, a caterer, and then studying culinary at home in Ghana—but for the last seven she's made a name for herself and her dishes in Halifax. After working her way through the kitchens of Aramark, Cora, Ryan Duffy's and the Italian Market, she branched out with her own with her stall at the Seaport Farmers' Market, Mary's African Cuisine, her home-run catering business, Noblemay Catering and recently the family space Kicks Cafe, at the Soccer Nova Scotia Training Centre.

"I am the kind of person who likes doing my own thing, I believe in self-employment" says Nkrumah. "Working at all of those places made me feel like, I have so much in me and having my own place I could bring it out." She credits Nova Scotians, specifically the African community, for motivating her by embracing her food. "I'm just so happy that me being in the kitchen is my world."

Related Locations

Pin It
Favourite

Latest in Food + Drink Feature

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Survey Asks

What’s the scariest Halifax ghost story?

  • Sidewalk closed: please use other side
  • We used to date
  • Why I’m leaving Nova Scotia
  • Closed early for private event
  • Route on detour
  • Does anyone have a truck I can borrow?

View Results

Coast Top Ten

The Feed

More »

In Print This Week

Vol 25, No 21
October 19, 2017

Cover Gallery »


Real Time Web Analytics

© 2017 Coast Publishing Ltd.