Global Food & Lifestyle Researcher, Author, Influencer, and Entrepreneur | Halal Food & Cooking Expert
Pioneered the first culinary and shop website in the niche area of
Wrote the first cookbooks dedicated
to halal cooking.
First professional ambassador of the promotion of halal cuisine, products and services both in the U.S. and abroad.
Served as a guest Chef in the first-ever Halal Food Tour (2013) and I Heart Halal (2018) festivals in the U.S.
Speaker and panelist at the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP).
Member of the esteemed
Les Dames d’Escoffier Chicago
Promoter of Culinary Diplomacy
and Gastro Tourism concepts and
Featured in the Chicago History Museum Chicago Muslim Project
Official guest of the Obama
White House Eid Celebration
Yvonne Maffei is a self-taught chef, food researcher & travel writer, cookbook author, e-commerce entrepreneur, public speaker, food industry consultant, niche consumer marketer, an expert in halal cooking, and the founder of the first blog on halal food & cooking, MyHalalKitchen.com and e-commerce site MyHalalMarket.com
She gives cooking classes, presentations on the meaning of halal, and educates about conscious cooking and healthy eating.
She consults food brands, schools, and hospitals on how to understand and source halal ingredients and methods in cooking for food and cosmetic products.
Strategizing social media campaigns for in-house and/or sponsored content with food and lifestyle brands.
Consulting companies on social media management and business development in the global halal food space.
Advising start-ups, mid-level, and well-established corporations on new product or service launches for niche markets.
Negotiating recipe development contracts for projects with food and lifestyle brands.
Public speaking on healthy living, gastro tourism, halal consumer marketing topics.
Guiding overseas companies on the legal, financial, and logistical aspects of product distribution into the U.S. consumer market.
Freelance writing for the halal food and travel industry.
Designing kitchen spaces for residential and commercial use by individuals and organizations.
Best Halal Service Award from American Halal Council at the Halal Expo & Summit.
Daybreak Press Book Award, Cookbook Category for the My Halal Kitchen Cookbook.
Honoree of the Carl Sandburg Literary Awards presented by the Chicago Public Library Foundation.
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