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African Dishes nominated Best African Restaurant in Germany at AFRONEWS Awards 2023

African community awards. AFRONEWS AWARDS 2023. African Dishes has been nominated for Best African Restaurant in Germany at the AFRONEWS Awards 2023.

Who is Helen Nintemann, the founder of African Dishes?

Helen Nintemann was born in Kenya but moved to Germany permanently in 1999 after meeting her husband. She founded her own company called African Dishes in Osnabrück in 2012. They offer African dishes from Rwanda, Uganda, Congo, Burundi, Tanzania and Kenya.

African Dishes aims to promote German-African understanding through sharing a common African meal. Everything prepared at African Dishes is authentic and only fresh, healthy ingredients end up on the plate or the traditional bowl made of pumpkin.

On her website, Helen explains the idea behind the food served at African Dishes: “My aim and concept is to offer dishes made from untreated ingredients and organic products that are as natural as possible because the more natural, the tastier – and healthier! Over time, I have built up a whole network of responsible and environmentally conscious suppliers from the area – from the showcase slaughterhouse to the organic vegetable gardener. And in the summer season there are fresh African vegetables from our own garden! All of this corresponds to the quality standards that I set for myself, my employees and African Dishes.

She adds: “African Dishes’ unique menu is designed to reflect cultures, traditions, celebrations and lifestyles of the vital character of African cuisine. The food of the African continent is diverse and varies by region. The scents, flavours and the extravagant and elaborate way of preparing the food are exciting and unique. Fine ingredients, different cooking methods and a truly African buffet decoration (and African music if requested) ensure that my customers can experience the delights of African cuisine.”

Afro Kienyeji Kochevent Osnabrück
Ms Helen Wambui Nintemann, owner of African Dishes Osnabrück Restaurant

Over the years, she has improved her services. She now offers catering with delivery and live cooking in the food truck.

The African Dishes team can also be found at various events in different German cities. Apart from running the African Dishes, Hellen Nintemann is also very vocal when it comes to issues affecting migrants. She is a member of the Migration Advisory Board of the City of Osnabrück.

She also ran a cooking group at a school in Melle-Buer for several years and, in cooperation with this school, initiated a virtual student exchange. 


African Dishes
Bohmter Strasse 40
D-49074 Osnabrück
Phone +49 (0) 5 41/9 71 26-0
Facebook: AfricanDishesOsnabrueck
Instagram: african.dishes
YouTube: African dishes

Website: African dishes


The AFRONEWS AWARDS celebrate and recognise the outstanding achievements of Africans in different fields in Germany. They are a way of appreciating and encouraging Africans who have excelled in different fields and are making a positive contribution to the German society.

The Awards also recognise the good work done by African organisations/associations and businesses to promote a positive image of Africa and Africans, facilitate integration of Africans in Germany, promote business opportunities and international cooperation between Germany and African countries, and above all, make Germany and the world a better place for all of us.

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How to sponsor the AFRONEWS Awards 2023 Gala Night

The Afronews Awards 2023 Gala Night is a high-level event that offers companies a variety of channels to increase their visibility amongst members of the African Community in Germany. To sponsor the event, please contact;

Stephen Ogongo,
Editor of Afronews Germany,
Tel/WhatsApp: +393333010654.


Chris Black,
GMB Promotions
Tel/WhatsApp: +49 163 1254715

Sponsors of AFRONEWS Awards 2023

Ortel Mobile, Germany’s leading prepaid sim cards provider for people with a migration background, is the major sponsor of the AFRONEWS AWARDS 2023.

The Awards are also sponsored by Taptap Send, an easy-to-use smartphone app that lets you send money to family and friends with just a few taps and a debit card.

The African Community in Germany Awards Gala Night 2023

The event will be held in Waiblingen, Stuttgart on 21st October 2023. The venue chosen for the Afronews Awards Gala Night 2023 is: Bürgerzentrum Waiblingen, Bürgerzentrum, An d. Talaue 4, 71334 Waiblingen, Stuttgart. The date is: 21st October 2023, from 17:30. Save the date!!

Booking to attend the AFRONEWS Awards Gala Night 2023

You are all encouraged to attend the Afronews Awards Gala Night to join us in celebrating achievers from our community.

Reservations are made on a first-come first-served basis. For further info on Reservations to attend the Awards Gala Night, please contact:

GMB Promotions
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Tel/WhatsApp: +49 163 1254715