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About The Chef

Chef Gail`s love of cooking came from an early age. Growing up she learned how to create the soulful and delicious food of her Ghanaian heritage. She incorporates a variety of cultural flavors into her cuisine which makes her dishes unique and flavorful. ​

​Chef Gail is a graduate of  The Culinary Institute of America receiving her Associate's Degree in Culinary Arts and her bachelor’s degree in Culinary Arts Management. She is also a food scientist with a Masters's Degree in Food Science from Washington State University. Her experiences range from a variety of restaurants and internships such as Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Sage Hospitality, and Marriott International. She also has extensive corporate experience as a food scientist. ​


Through her company Opoku Catering & Events she has fused her love of cooking and science. Opoku Catering & Events has catered for a variety of notable clients such as Saint John’s University, The Barsky Gallery, Jack and Jill of America, Delta Sigma Theta, The Association of Black Women in Education,  COOK by Audrey Claire and more!.

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From the Press


Rachel B.

"My experience with Opoku Catering was great. She arrived on time and the food was delicious. We had five courses cooked fresh, smoothies and appetizers. Chef Gail even volunteered to open and pour the wine pairing for each course. Also appreciate the special touches like the printed menus, tablescape and floral arrangements. My friends and I would definitely use this business again."


Nimma O.

"Always a pleasure working with Gail! Very professional, courteous, and punctual! Never had any complaints, her and the entire team are a delight!"


Esme H.

"This was my 4th event with Opoku Catering and as always the service, food, presentation and the absolutely pleasant and friendly attitudes of the owner & staff truly exceeded my expectations!"

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