by michael eli dokosi/www.blakkpepper.com/ghana
Rita Adwoa Adubra Asante is not your average lady, for this broker who spends a great deal of her time sourcing international business deals to the country also has a burning passion which she is nurturing into a formidable business.
Ms. Asante who is the brain and engine behind Snapper & Pepper food stand says folks who are tired with meat laden meals or want to try oceanic offerings should visit her snapper base as they charcoal grill the snapper to extract oil and give the snapper a smoky taste.
There are side dishes which go with the snapper as well, aided by their specially made yellow and green pepper sauces. The snapper is tasty and healthy Ms. Adubra Asante informed Blakkpepper adding there is also grilled calamari aided by “spicy sauce which burns your mouth in a sweet way.”
Shedding more light on how Snapper & Pepper emerged, Rita explained “the concept emerged from the love I have for sea food and I hope to see it grow into something that many will depend on which will feed others.”
Snapper & Pepper is located on the Boundary Road from the America House to Ogbodjo; adjacent the Zoe Chapel. Alternatively folks can search them on google map to get a pin drop.
Rita Adwoa Adubra Asante’s deceased dad hailed from Volta North specifically Tapa Amanya with mum being a Kwahu native. So although per her father’s lineage she should be a Guan, she identifies as an Akan because of the matrilineal system the Akans practice.
Except for some time spent at Kadjebi, Adwoa would spend much of her time as a youngster at Little Legon and then at Madina where her mum operated a fashion school doubling as a hair stylist.
With her papa no more and the burden of raising herself aged 10 and little sister falling on her mother, Adwoa had to sell biscuits and other confectionaries on the streets to support the household. “These streets toughened me and gave me insights into commerce,” the broker submitted.
Ms. Adubra affirmed: “I am a broker . Someone who specialises in bringing trade or business from one point to another and because I’m focused on international trade, I Introduce overseas businesses to the Ghanaian market.”
Ms. Adubra is divorced having married early on and has two children from the union. “I hope to be somebody’s again someday in this life,” she stressed showing as in business as well as with love that she doesn’t give up easily.
Snapper & Pepper:
Snapper has been operational for 9 months having emerged from an entity which delivered fresh seafood to clients. “Seafood Box as it was known then started in 2013 selling frozen fish to my colleagues at the PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (Pwc); eventually opening an outlet where other folks could buy but then they started asking why not treat the fish so they can just pick up.”
Now however, Snapper & Pepper has a sit-in space while also executing takeaway orders. A pack of fried rice and grilled octopus is going for GHc30.00 whiles couscous and snapper also sells for GHc30.00. For GHc30.00 also one can have two balls of banku/akple and an adult snapper with pepper sauce to go with. There’s delivery service with two riders on hand to bring meals to the doorsteps of clients offices and homes too.
Snapper & Pepper can be reached on cell line 0554082352 and on WhatsApp lines 02631512151/0500512321 and opened Monday through Thursdays from 12 noon to 9pm and on Fridays 12:00noon to 10:00pm as well as on Saturdays.
But why come to Snapper & Pepper?
“We are special,” the brain behind the food joint renders adding “we don’t just serve food. When I’m around also I engage my clients and we get to discuss many topics. Orders are processed swiftly and importantly we do charcoal grill which makes the snapper even tastier, extracting the oil as compared to oven or halogen lamp some others use.”
Ms. Adubra remains grateful to clients who believe in her dream and come over to take meals or make orders. In five years, she anticipates the Snapper & Pepper brand to make incursions across the country and regions even if not solely owned by her, make it a franchise people can have a piece of.