Chef Stone

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Chef Stone
BornAbiola Akanji
Lagos, Nigeria
🏫 EducationLondon Metropolitan University
French Culinary Institute
💼 Occupation

Abiola Akanji (born 1983) is a Nigerian chef, also known as Chef Stone. He has served as a judge in cooking and plating competitions, taught cooking classes, and opened a culinary school.

Background & education[edit]

Chef Stone studied in London, majoring in business management at the London Metropolitan University.[1] He studied at the French Culinary Institute in New York.[2]


In 2013, he started a culinary school, Red Dish Chronicles.[3][4][5]

In March 2017, Stone was a judge at the annual Oando "Teens Can Cook".[6][7][8] He has taught classes at the GT Bank Food & Drink Fair.[9][10][11] He was a judge for the online Food Plating competition held by Supermart NG.[12][13]


Stone is a Goodwill Ambassador for the Visit a Hospital Today foundation.[14]


  1. Gbadegesin, Helena (August 14, 2016). "Passion not enough — Chef Stone". Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  2. "The Lifestyle Bank". May 8, 2017. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  3. "Red Dish Chronicles". Retrieved 2019-02-20. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  4. "14 Questions with Red Dish's Abiola Akanji – National Glory Magazine". National Glory Magazine. October 17, 2016. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  5. Olaniyan, Oyin (5 December 2017). "The Red Dish Chronicles – Omenka Online".
  6. "OVH Energy host's 2016/2017 Teens Can Cook competition". 9 March 2017. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  7. "OVH Energy ends Teens Can Cook contest – The Nation Nigeria". 9 March 2017.
  8. "OVH Energy Marketing hosts grand finale of National Teens Can Cook competition". 4 March 2017. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  9. @williamukoh (10 April 2017). "Meet Chef Abiola Akanji – Food and Drink Fair".
  10. "Renowned Culinary Expert Chef Stone will be at the GTBank Food and Drink Fair to Share his Wealth of Experience in the Art of Food Making – Register Now to attend his Masterclass – April 30th & May 1st – BellaNaija". 10 April 2017.
  11. Mwantok, Margaret (May 2, 2017). "Culinary excellence at GTBank's Food and Drink Fair in Lagos". Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  12. " Food Plating Competition". 5 July 2017. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  13. " Food Plating Competition". 2017. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  14. "Visit a Hospital Today". Visit a Hospital Today. Retrieved 2019-02-20.

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