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Done! Dennis Ombachi, alias Roaming Chef, lands Chinese diplomacy gig

By Winnie Mabel November 23rd, 2023 2 min read

Self made top chef Dennis Ombachi, popularly known as Roaming Chef, announced that he had landed a partnership deal with the Chinese Embassy in Kenya. In his November 23, 2023, statement, Roaming Chef announced that he would be part of a “gastronomic experience” to enhance international relations between China and Kenya.

“I will be collaborating with the Chinese Embassy in Kenya on food diplomacy involving cultural exchange, culinary partnerships & joint initiatives promoting global understanding through shared gastronomic experiences. Meet Chinese Chef Lui Longfei who we shall be partnering together building up to the Chinese Food Extravaganza happening on the 2nd of December at the Panari Hotel. Humbled by this opportunity to foster international relations between China 🇨🇳 and Kenya 🇰🇪 in appreciation of the diverse cuisines and culture,” said Roaming Chef.

His followers lauded him for his big win and now going international in his cooking collaborations.

“You’ve now become a person who collaborates with embassies, we love to see it,” said Muthoni.

“Bro! Congrats! 🎉 Reinvention is certainly doable,” added Solomon Marsha.

According to prior Nairobi News reports, Roaming Chef, a former Kenya Rugby 7s player, he got his name after moving from house to house cooking for clients just before covid-19 hit in 2020.

“Just before covid, I was moving from house to house, cooking for clients, hence the name ‘Roaming Chef,’ and I really enjoyed myself. I learned a lot and made some amazing connections. Covid made me start selling chilli sauces and introduced me to content creation from the balcony and I have never looked back. Not sure what the future holds for me but I am just getting started and I wanna thank you all for the endless support through the years,” said Mr Ombachi.

Ombachi’s food passion was ignited during his time as a professional rugby player, touring approximately 18 countries each year as part of the HSBC circuit. This experience exposed him to diverse cultures, languages and cuisines- serving as a wellspring of inspiration for his culinary journey.

He now partners with several food brands in content creation and has gone on to win awards such as Sub-Saharan Africa’s premier TikTok content creator of the year in January 2023.

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