Mr. Biggs Food Fest with Chef Chuks Renee – A leader in quick service restaurant business Mr. Biggs re-engineers with food exhibition


Stepping up beyond snacks, doughnuts, jollof and chicken, Mr. Biggs, an industry leader in restaurant business, expands into meals and cuisines.

And she is doing this in grand style, with a food exhibition, tagged, Mr. Biggs Food Festival with no-less a personality than the renowned Chef Chuks Renee.

It was a bright Saturday morning, about same time some athletics enthusiasts were sweating it out on the Lagos Marathon routes while many Lagosians were agonizing in attending traffic jams across the metropolitan city, some of us were savoring mouth-watering aroma of sumptuous meals at Mr Biggs Food Festival somewhere in Oregun, Lagos state. The date was Saturday 10th February, 2018.

In partnership with the internationally renowned culinary expert, Nigeria’s own Chef Chuks Renee, the restaurant branch of UAC Plc and a leading brand in the QSR (Quick Service Restaurant) business, Mr Biggs held a self-organized food festival which, in the words of the Managing Executive of UAC Restaurants, Joan Ihekwaba, is the first of its kind in the QSR business in Nigeria. The two-day event was colourful, entertaining and well attended.

How it went down?

To attend Mr. Biggs Food Festival, aside those that were specially invited by the organizers, members of the public were required to register, make reservation and receive confirmations online. In the words of the Managing Executive of UAC Restaurants (Mr. Biggs), Joan Ihekwaba, the food festival was a great success having recorded more than doubled the projected 2,000 visitors.

Visitors to the Food Fest were entertained with games and competitions from which lots of gifts were given. Lovers of computer game consoles, both old and young, had the opportunity of joining other lovers to catch some fun. And sweat. And shout… This is in addition to general musical entertainment dished out by the DJs on ground.

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Above all, there were lots of foods and drinks, at subsidized prices. With gift coupons for food purchases.

It was a wonderful 2-day experience. Customers and lovers of Mr. Biggs in other states were told to be on the lookout as Mr. Biggs Food Festival would soon move from Lagos to other states in the West, then East and Northern Nigeria, we can authoritatively inform you. Watch the interview with the Managing Executive of UAC Restaurants, Joan Ihekwaba, for further details:

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Who is Chef Chuks Renee?

Mr Biggs Food Fest Lagos 2018

Chef Renee Chuks and Managing Executive of UAC Restaurants, Joan Ihekwaba, at Mr. Biggs Food Fest, Lagos (Feb 2018)

Can you remember those judges on the Knorr Taste Quest?

Chef Renee Chuks is one of them. She a Nigeria-born chef and the CEO/Executive Chef at Umami Underground Cuisine (read further on Linda Ikeji’s blog). She attended Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, Austin, Texas in the United States of America (USA).

She has been widely acclaimed as the first Nigerian female chef to be internationally certified.

What some attendees said?

Some of the attendees interviewed stated categorically that they enjoyed themselves. Some regretted that they would have loved to bring their children along had they been properly informed that children can come along. Watch following interview clips for more…


Were you at Mr Biggs Food Festival? Did you enjoy yourself too? Or you have one or two complaints to bring to the attentions of the organizers. Why not share your experiences, opinion or others with us in the comments box below.

See you at other editions, across other parts of Nigeria, as UAC Restaurants brings Mr Biggs Food Fest to your cities and states. Follow us on social media for updates: facebook | twitter | instagram | youtube

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