Sunday, April 23 from 3p-5p at Wild Goose Creative 
2491 Summit St Columbus OH 43202
(corner of Hudson & Summit)
*Tickets are $15 and available on Eventbrite (click button below):
*Tickets are also available at our lunch counter in-store in the Hills Market downtown on Wednesdays (11-3)
or the door at Wild Goose Creative the day of the event.
Address: 2491 Summit St, Columbus, OH 43202


Join Asempe Kitchen for appetizers or dinner savored alongside great craft beers every Monday night!
There will be favorites like Asempe Bread and Kontomire (spinach with melon seeds)(v)
In addition, there will be new to the AK menu like lamb, chicken and goat suya (kebab) with spicy coleslaw,
fried plantains, and sweet potato fries.
Address: 408 N 6th St, Columbus, OH 43215


WEDNESDAY| 11:30A-2:30P 
Join Asempe Kitchen for lunch every Wednesday at Hills Market Downtown
Some favorites  include Asempe Bread, Red-Red (beans and fried plantains), and Kontomire (spinach with melon seeds)(v)
Each entree is served with a side of sweet potatoes, fried plantains, or Saffron rice.
There are always vegan/vegetarian options.
Plus Hills Market has a plethora of drinks to go with everything we serve!
 Address: 95 N Grant Ave, Columbus, OH 43215

Curious to experience the culinary adventure of West African cuisine?


Asempe loosely translates to “Curiosity” in Fante, the mother tongue of Chef Kuukua Yomekpe. Asempe Kitchen offers traditional Ghanaian dishes, adapted for the western palate. With both meat and vegan options, Asempe cooks in Canola 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) Che 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 the Hills Market, downtown Columbus every Wednesday (11:30-2:30), or dinner every Monday at Platform Brewery (5-10pm).

Akwaaba! (Welcome!) My name is Kuukua, and I am a first generation Ghanaian American. I arrived in the United States 20 years ago. Since then I’ve tried to make a home for myself no matter where I am. Creating community is one of my passions, and a big part of that is food making and eating. I’ve decided to take this passion out of my kitchen and into my city. This is where you come in! I’d love to help you create or sustain community through food.  Let’s talk about your team, your upcoming event, or even your neighborhood – and dream up ways we can use Asempe Kitchen’s cuisine to connect cultures, and communicate with each other.

“Working with Kuukua is as great as eating her food.  Her ability to create delicious bites on time and on budget was greatly appreciated.  I highly recommend her and Asempe Kitchen for any catering or personal chef needs.”

Saydeah H | San Fransisco, CA


“Kuukua makes some of the most delicious food I’ve ever had! If you haven’t been lucky enough to try Ghanaian food, then it’s your lucky day.  Kuukua will give you that chance, and man oh man, you should take her up on it. Her food’s delicious! You won’t be disappointed.”

Em G | Brooklyn, NY


“Asempe! was kind enough to provide an appetizer for one of my networking events.  Not only was it a hit with the guests but everyone wanted some to take home.  Alas, there was very little left. Wonderful spinach appetizer!”

Tony W | San Fransisco, CA


“I had a private cooking lesson from Kuukua on how to make a traditional Ghanaian meal — pepper soup with goat and fufu. My teacher was very good at breaking down the steps and encouraged the lesson to be hands-on. While I enjoyed this process,  I cannot leave out the feasting part. More than yummy! Hands down, slap the table, suck the bone, lick the bowl dry, good!”

Mz M | Alameda, CA


“When we break bread with others/strangers, we begin to cross boundaries, which in turn creates a bond that removes ‘Other’ from our lexicon even if momentarily. My family and I have been inviting others into our kitchen and to our table since I moved to the U.S. some twenty years ago.”

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