Afro Fusion Cuisine is a company rooted in African tradition
Our aim is to assist consumers in rediscovering the simple joys of cooking natural, flavorful and healthy meals.
Our products represent the seamless fusion between traditional African and Jamaican cuisines. All of our spice blends, hand-crafted sauces and traditional foods are developed from family recipes, which have been passed down through generations. And they reflect our passion for both the diversity and authenticity of native foods.
Each product in the Afro Fusion line is made with love using the best locally sourced seasonal ingredients available. Our products also serve as the conduit for stories of untapped cultures, of value systems founded in family, community and a love for nature. They are a means to give voice to generations of African people, whose stories have often gone untold.
About Yollande Tchouapi Deacon
Yollande Tchouapi Deacon is a native of Bantu from the Bamileke tribe of Cameroon in West Africa. She is a wife and mother. She is also a self-described dreamer, idealist and food lover, whose life and work is fueled by the cuisine of her ancestors.
She was raised in a family of restaurateurs in a community where meals were not only a source for nourishment, but a means for bonding and social activity. And her upbringing instilled an enduring appreciation for community, a desire to care for others, and a strong sense of cultural identity and pride.
Yollande’s journey to Milwaukee began at Marquette University, where she completed her master’s degree in business. Once in the Cream City, Yollande married into a Jamaican family, whose traditional roots touched and intermingled with her own. The experience fueled her ongoing desire to share an honest and authentic view of both African and Jamaican cultures with a wider audience.
She found her voice through two distinct brands: Afro Fusion Cuisine and her restaurant Irie Zulu. Both are rooted in African tradition with an aim to assist consumers in rediscovering the simple joys of cooking natural, flavorful and healthy meals together. The brands showcase the versatility, uniqueness, heritage, beauty and treasures of tribal Africa through the eyes of a well-traveled native African who now calls Milwaukee home.