Tina Fahnbulleh’s love for cooking started with watching her grandmother cook for her family, and starting when she was about five, helping out wherever she could. Born in Liberia and raised in Ghana, Tina migrated to the United States with her family in 2001. Her appreciation for fresh and sustainable foods comes from memories of her childhood garden, and of visiting Ghana’s boisterous Makola Market every weekend.

Upon moving to Seattle four years ago, Tina noticed something missing: there are no West African restaurants here! Determined to change that, she started Gold Coast Ghal Kitchen as a way to bridge the gap, and to familiarize Seattleites with West African foods. She combines the freshest locally sourced ingredients with spices shipped from home, in pursuit of the most authentic flavors. She would love to cook with you and your friends and family, and maybe chat a bit about that one time Alex Trebek had a beard while hosting Jeopardy….