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Chef Pierre Thiam

  • The Cook's Nook 502 Thompson Lane Austin, TX, 78742 United States (map)

Food+Culture offers diners the opportunity to experience Senegal’s food history with Chef Pierre, one bite at a time.

Touted as “The King of New African Cuisine”, Pierre Thiam is a world-renowned chef, restaurateur and celebrated cookbook author.  

Currently the Executive Chef at the celebrated Nok by Alara in Lagos, Nigeria, his pan-African fine dining menu brings an elevated experience of the African diaspora onto the table. Pierre Thiam Catering introduces contemporary interpretations of ethnic flavors to a diverse, savvy clientele. Thiam is a leading advocate for responsible tourism, as well as a spokesperson for the rich culinary history of Africa and its Diaspora.  

His first book, Yolele! Recipes from the Heart of Senegal was a nominated finalist of the IACP Julia Child Cookbook Award as well as a Special Jury Award Winner at The Gourmand World Cookbook in Paris. His second book, SENEGAL: Modern Senegalese Recipes from the Source to the Bowl was nominated James Beard Award for Best International Cookbook.