They are indeed all about proper soul food!
Brothers of West African descent and the founders of WAKIKI, Fuad and Timi Animashaun are all about offering everyone the amazing experience of the infused flavours of African and Caribbean food.
Ten years ago, Timi was keen to host a family member’s birthday gathering at his home with quality African and Caribbean food. However, he struggled to find a reputable and professional catering business to meet his needs for a variety of African and Caribbean food. After a lengthy search, Timi did find a caterer for his event, but there were a few challenges:
Delivering the food to his place would incur an additional significant charge
The food would be delivered in cool boxes which had to be cleaned and returned but also attached an additional fee
A restriction to the items which the caterer was able to prepare
Finally, only cash payments were accepted which the caterer insisted on collecting in full at the point of delivery
This motivated Timi to think, “There has to be a better way”.
WAKIKI was born.
His motivation for WAKIKI was to ensure an efficient and high-quality delivery service with increased menu choices, flexible payment options, and free supply of ergonomically designed, recyclable, and easily maintained, temperature-controlled boxes for delivering customers’ food. Timi convinced his brother Fuad that if they focused on the points mentioned, they may be able to deliver a new approach to online deliveries of African and Caribbean food – catered, prepped, and groceries – to families and individuals who were keen to eat good, tasty, wholesome food in their homes, which either reconnected them to their roots or took them on a new culinary adventure.
Fuad and Timi created a philosophy and work ethos for WAKIKI called QTIP . . .
WAKIKI and all parties associated with WAKIKI sign up to fully adhere to the QTIP ethos.
WAKIKI is all about ensuring the customer experience is stress-free and memorable.
From exciting recipes, new serving suggestions to quality food, the founders Fuad and Timi are passionate about great food and quality service which is evident when ordering from WAKIKI.
“Our love for quality African & Caribbean food and cooking along with sharing this experience with others is the true passion behind WAKIKI. We are passionate about cultural interactions and seek to achieve this by delivering the best of Africa and the Caribbean to our customers. Your happiness with WAKIKI is our happiness.”
Fuad and Timi Animashuan
Founders of WAKIKI