Maria Bradford, a cook and accomplished writer, is the creative force behind Shwen Shwen (shwenshwen.com). She was born and raised in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone.
Shwen Shwen caters for dinner parties, weddings and corporate events. Maria's work has appeared in olive magazine, Women and Home, The Good Food Guide, Fine Food Digest, Love Food, The METRO, Kent Life, Resy Mag, The Grocer and more.
In 2022, Maria's dedication to African cuisine earned her the BIH Spotlight award for African Food, showcasing her influence and impact on the culinary arts. You can follow Maria on Instagram at @shwenshwenbymaria and explore Maria’s book, Sweet Salone.