Social enterprise

We are a social enterprise. We believe a business can impact a community positively. We also believe a business needs to be profitable in order to achieve the impact we aim to achieve. 

Thirty Six Foods works with employees, suppliers and partners to create the best Nigerian chocolate. Our chocolate is a tribute to Nigeria, our heritage in cocoa, and the future of our population. We never compromise on quality. We create employment and support cocoa farmers. We want to improve Nigeria’s reality and reputation.

Team

We are citizens of the world with a passion for Nigeria. We are inspired by the diversity in people and environment in all thirty six states. Too many negative things are said about Nigeria, we want to change the narrative by doing something good. We connect farmers and consumers by creating beautiful high quality chocolate, made from cocoa bean to chocolate bar in Surulere, Lagos.

We also just love chocolate.

Our team is what makes Thirty Six Foods. We are strong men and women that combine international expertise with Lagos mainland passion. We are connected by our values of integrity, quality and progress. We believe in Nigeria. We believe in people.

We want to get to know you through our social media, at pop-up events and when we deliver to you. We would be happy to hear from you.

Able Women & Rokbar

Thirty Six Foods has partnered with the Able Women Multipurpose Cooperative in Cross-River State and Rokbar to bring high quality and sustainable chocolate to market both in Nigeria and The Netherlands. We are creating a chocolate bar fully made by women and produced in Nigeria. Our partnership aims to empower female cocoa farmers through access to specialty cocoa markets.

We first met the Able Women in 2016 and were inspired by their story. Over time, we have purchased some of their cocoa and fell in love with the natural fruity flavour. We have now put in place fermentation and drying infrastructure that will allow the cooperative to produce premium quality cocoa. In 2019, we will pre-launch fully made-by-women bean-to-bar chocolate in Nigeria, and in 2020 this will be introduced to The Netherlands by Rokbar.

Sanne Steemers

Sanne Steemers

Director

Our cocoa expert and allround organiser. She stays in Nigeria because of chocolate.

Chip Odina

Chip Odina

Director

Chip is responsible for product development. He is a creative, and always finds a solution.

Aminat Awofisoye

Aminat Awofisoye

Production

Aminat secures quality with endless patience. She loves dark chocolate.

Seun Ogunmoroti

Seun Ogunmoroti

Production

Seun produces chocolate. He has a sweet tooth and an ambition to be the best.

Nnenna Orji

Nnenna Orji

Customer service

Nnenna ensures all orders are executed perfectly. She makes you smile.

Usman Haruna

Usman Haruna

Security

Usman always smiles. Extremely helpful and friendly, he keeps all of us comfortable.