Shauna was born of Afro-Caribbean parents in Leamington Spa near coventry in the UK. She moved to the friendly rural village of Denbigh, Clarendon in Jamaica when she was just 8 years old. Shauna was taught to cook by her grandmother, and showed an immediate interest in the local cuisine. Growing up, food was always an important part of the family as her grandmother won may awards from the Jamaican Culinary Art Competition. This ignited an interest which grew into a passion for Shauna as she honed her skills and immersed herself in Jamaican cuisine. This invaluable schooling shows through in the authenticity of Shauna’s food today. Upon moving back to the UK when she was 18 she attended Birmingham City University to study media and communication, obtaining a BA honours and a Masters in Media Enterprise whilst still maintaining her food interests and cooking for family and friends.
Shauna met her partner Fabrice Muamba in Birmingham, a short while later and they now have a beautiful son called Joshua, she’s now a full time housewife and has gone back to her passion of cooking, resulting in the inception of Shauna Muamba Fine Jamacian Cuisine.
A quick questionnaire to find out more about Shauna…
UK – Born and raised in Jamacia.
How long have you being a chef?
I wouldn’t say I am a chef, more a lover of food. I’ve been cooking since a child and it’s just progressed from there.
What is your experience?
I have never worked in the food industry but cooking for friends and family is all the experience you need.
I specialise in Jamaican Cuisine but I also do an amazing Sunday Roast. Once taught I can pretty much cook anything.
Why do you love cooking?
I love cooking because it’s extremely fulfilling and gives me a sense of purpose.
What is your favorite meal of the day to cook and why?
I really love doing curried goat, it’s so quick and easy and tastes devine. I love tasting all the flavours fusing together my Jerk chicken is my best seller and is the hardest to prepare.
What is your favourite dish?
I love Oxtail with Basmati Rice.
What drinks best compliment Jamaican foods?
Guinness Punch, Rum Punch and Carrot Juice all complement the food as do typical beverages such as juice and water. When we decide to expand juices and desserts will also become available as well.
What do you cook for yourself on your day off or do you eat out?
I mainly cook similar stuff for my family I also dabble in Congolese Cuisine as well, as my partner Fabrice is Congolese.
In your spare time what do you engage in?
In my spare time I enjoy reading novels or spending time with my family. The simple things in life are what I enjoy.
What local dish do you love to cook?
I love to cook all the cuisine on my menu as they’re all so diverse and varied.
What is a simple and enjoyable recipe?
Sauteed Plantain is pretty basic dish to make.
Who is your favourite athlete?
Obviously the great Fabrice Muamba, my partner and midfielder for Bolton Wanderers FC.
What you like most about Wilmslow?