This weekend’s AccraFoodHack brought together “techies” and “foodies” to explore the intersection of food and technology at the Impact Hub Accra.
The event started on a great note with a panel of restauranteurs,food bloggers and foodies sparking a fantastic conversation around how Ghanaian foods can be used to promote local and international tourism.Various topics were discussed and the panel did justice to questions thrown at them by the moderator of the discussion.
Some facts were established as audience and the panel agreed on issues discussed.
The moderator for the discussion was Nana Ama Afari- Dwamena (Co founder,Dine Diaspora) and the panel of experts included Selasi Atadika (Chef and Owner ,Midunu ),Sofiene Marzouki(Country Managing Director,HelloFood Ghana), Daniel Abunu( Restauraneurs,Yenkodi) and Jay Gyebi (Food blogger and Restauranteur,Mukasechic).Visit Jay’s blog for mouthwatering pictures and recipes of Ghanaian foods.
The fantastic panel of experts sparked some interesting ideas that were pitched by some of the teams competing for the FoodHack late into the night.
The pitch ranged from an online marketplace that connects growers to restaurants to apps that help us identify with and appreciate local food.
The second day of the FoodHack kicked off at 08:00 GMT with a FoodWalk in collaboration with Blogging Ghana.Participant walk through streets around Osu and it environs to take pictures of Ghanaian foods and the stories that surrounds some food joints in Accra.
Participants returned to the hub in the afternoon to work on their ideas and also prepare for their pitches.Pitching started at exactly 18:00 GMT, where all team presented their ideas to the judges and the audience.Questions followed each pitch and were answered accordingly.
There were various prizes for the night ,which included a wireless bluetooth speaker for the team that had the highest post on all 3 social media sites during the foodwalk,a caah prize of GHS 200 for the individual with the best food story.There were raffles throughout the day for Essiespice sauces and advisory sessions from Circumspecte.
The ultimate prize went out to the winning team for the foodhack “Team B3didi”
It was a great weekend at Africa’s first food Hackathon in Accra,Ghana.