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About Tosin – OSO Chilli

About Tosin

I was born and raised in Nigeria but I have been living in the UK for about 13 years now.
I trained as a nurse and I have been doing that for about 16 years. I enjoy being a nurse but I had always wanted to be my own boss!

I have always had an entrepreneurial spirit.  I started my business career at just 16 (while studying Nursing), when I would sell high quality African Print/Tie and Dye garments to my Dad’s and uncles’ friends. This amongst some other reasons made me resign my full time job as a nurse to become a food entrepreneur and chef. I love food and when I say food, I mean goooood food bursting with flavours with every mouthful making you want some more.

I was headhunted to appear on Channel 4’s cookery show, My Kitchen Rules UK Series 2 (that was fun, you should check my blog for my full experience whilst on the show). I took a friend along and by cooking mostly Nigerian food, we got to the finals (whoop whoop). The show gave me the opportunity to learn first hand from some of the finest and Michelin starred chefs in the UK. If anything at all, the show gave me the confidence that this is what I should be doing.

Since finishing the show,  I have gone on to host supper clubs, appeared on BBC, cooked at the famous Great Yorkshire Show, Wakefield Food, Drink and Rhubarb Festival, Cannon Hall Food festival, North Leeds Food Festival, Ilkley Food festival, Harrogate flower show, Flavours Food festival and shared the stage with Yorkshire’s finest Stephanie Moon. I am a visiting chef at the Leeds Cookery School where I run cookery classes.

My aim is to introduce you to Nigerian food, one dish at a time.