Elijah Amoo Addo, a chef from Ghana, made "Waakye" for Queen Elizabeth in 2017.

Elijah Amoo Addo, a young Ghanaian chef, made sure that the late British king or queen ate a favorite dish from Ghana. Elijah said that he was pleasantly surprised when he was asked to cook for Queen Elizabeth II. He got the invitation in 2017 when he and other young achievers were given a special award at Buckingham Palace. 

Waakye is a dish from Ghana that is usually eaten for breakfast or lunch. It is made of cooked rice and beans with gravy and black hot pepper sauce. 

Elijah Amoo Addo was only 26 at the time. He was a food stylist. He was in the UK to get the Queen's Young Leaders Award for helping to improve the lives of people in Ghana. 

"The most interesting thing about it all is that I have to meet the Queen and that she asked me if I would like to cook for her, and I said yes. I'm going to make Waakye, which is one of our favorite foods in Ghana "In an interview after getting the award, he said. The Queen gave Elijah an award for his Food For All Program, which works to stop food from going to waste. Through the program, he looks for food left over from restaurants and food vendors to give to people with mental disabilities and people who are in need. 

The award was given to him and two other Ghanaians at Buckingham Palace in 2017. They were among 60 young leaders in Ghana, which is a member of the Commonwealth. 

The other two were Winifred Selby and Efua Asibon. Winifred Selby gives bamboo bicycles and sanitary pads to poor school children. 

The winners of the Queen's Young Leaders Award spent a few days at the University of Cambridge's Institute of Continuing Education in the UK. There, they were mentored and trained. Video shows Fante chiefs giving the Queen a huge amount of gold during her visit to Ghana in 1961. 

After Queen Elizabeth II died on Thursday, an old video has been found that shows Ghanaian chiefs giving her a lot of gold during her first visit to the country in 1961. said that the video shows the chiefs at Cape Coast, where Fante is spoken, lining up to give the gold gifts to the Queen of England, her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, and their children back in Britain when they visited Cape Coast in 1961. The British Pathe film, which was uploaded to YouTube on April 13, 2014, shows a durbar of chiefs and people held for the Queen and her husband at the former capital of the Gold Coast.


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