LONDON- “Omari has always had a passion for cooking but he started learning to cook meals from the age of seven after”.
The nation’s youngest award-winning chef is 15-year-old Omari McQueen, a vegan chef, and entrepreneur from London who won the award at 11.
One of the youngest restaurateurs in the world, he founded and runs a plant-based restaurant named ‘Dipalicious’.
When he was only eight years old, Omari launched his own YouTube channel to become a vegan chef.
In his debut video, he documented himself making vegan pizza. He created his own dip, called Caribbean Kick, because he felt it lacked flavor.
As a result, he has been producing seasonings, snacks, juices, and dips for the vegan market since then.
In addition, he hosts workshops at his home for children to share his passion for vegan cooking.
His next step is to open a vegan pop-up restaurant in Boxpark, Croydon in the United Kingdom.
He will serve his plant-based specialties at the pop-up restaurant for a week.
In 2018, Omari won the TruLittle Hero Award for being the Entrepreneur Hero under twelve by Cause4Children Ltd.
In recognition of his entrepreneurial flair to help animals, he was awarded the Compassionate Kids award.
In addition, he received the Proud and Gifted Award for being a vegan chef and a youth empowerment speaker.
Among others, he has appeared on BBC Radio and ITV News. It is no secret that the young entrepreneur has a great passion for cooking.
According to his mother, “Omari has always had a passion for cooking but he started learning to cook meals from the age of seven after”.
“His father and I started teaching Omari and his older brother Laquarn how to cook meals to aid me when I was unable to stand and his dad was working late when I got sick with hemiplegic migraines.”
She says, “Omari has become stronger and performs various cooking techniques and meals every day.”
In addition to determining the health benefits of everything he consumes, he also conducts research on everything he cooks.