Olaoluwa Akintayo has won the 2023 Sabi Chef street food cooking competition during the street food festival held at the Muri Okunola Park, Victoria Island, Lagos.
In a keenly contested final, Akintayo beat 10 others to scoop the ₦1.5 million prize money.
The competition which kicked off in November saw over 1,000 entries received by the organisers. 10 finalists were picked from the entries, thus preparing the ground for a fitting grand event.
The winner made his signature street noodles to beat other street food chefs to emerge.
According to the celebrity chef and judge at the event, Joy Etor (@joyetor), Akintayo was able to persuade her and her colleague, Chef Peter Olaniyi (@iam_polan) with his street credibility, presentation and style.
Sabi Chef, organised by Newspread.ng is a project to encourage culinary tourism, advocate for hygiene and reward street food vendors who use their skills to provide affordable meals for all social classes around the country.