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About Us

We’re here to bring a whole new world of flavours to your door.

Shwen Shwen is the brainchild of Leith's-trained chef, Maria Bradford, who has created a range of food and drink using African produce.

At Shwen Shwen we draw upon our Sierra Leonean colourful culture to bring people closer together through food, offering an authentic experience. Always with inspiration from traditional African recipes, and always with a distinctive Maria Bradford twist infused into each dish.

Taking inspiration from our heritage, the food we create at Shwen Shwen opens up a whole new world of flavours and experiences.

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Maria's story

I was born and raised in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone. I have many fond childhood memories. Mainly to do with my fascination for age-old African recipes. Discovering fresh, local, flavoursome ingredients, and cooking for all my family and friends. My enduring love for the taste of home has taken me to this point. I have turned my life-long passion of food into a fulfilling business – bringing the reinvention of African dishes to a broader audience. This is my calling, and I love it!

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