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People & Spaces | Z Kitchen Globetrotter Lab

    • Society & Culture

In Globetrotter Originals’ “People & Spaces”, we go behind the doors of Z Kitchen in Lagos, Nigeria.

To know Z Kitchen is to know the human behind the restaurant: Executive chef and owner Ziad Beydoun. “This space is basically our personality fitted into a space,” he told Globetrotter. By “our,” Ziad was referring to himself and his wife, with whom he founded the restaurant together.

Originally from Lebanon, the couple made a life-changing decision to move to Africa in search of new opportunities. “It was the scariest move in my life,” Ziad said. “My wife and I put every single dime we had, and snatched a few dollars and cents from friends, and built this space from the ground up.”

They set their eyes on Lagos, a city with a “diverse market.” Ziad responds to the diversity with a similarly varied and evolving menu. He takes inspirations from different countries he and his wife have lived in, from Vietnam all the way to Spain.

Listen to our conversation!

In Globetrotter Originals’ “People & Spaces”, we go behind the doors of Z Kitchen in Lagos, Nigeria.

To know Z Kitchen is to know the human behind the restaurant: Executive chef and owner Ziad Beydoun. “This space is basically our personality fitted into a space,” he told Globetrotter. By “our,” Ziad was referring to himself and his wife, with whom he founded the restaurant together.

Originally from Lebanon, the couple made a life-changing decision to move to Africa in search of new opportunities. “It was the scariest move in my life,” Ziad said. “My wife and I put every single dime we had, and snatched a few dollars and cents from friends, and built this space from the ground up.”

They set their eyes on Lagos, a city with a “diverse market.” Ziad responds to the diversity with a similarly varied and evolving menu. He takes inspirations from different countries he and his wife have lived in, from Vietnam all the way to Spain.

Listen to our conversation!

5 min

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