New foodie venue to launch in Cheltenham offering a mix of West African and Caribbean cuisine

A chef offering West African cuisines plus some Caribbean influences, Cheikh Faye is set to launch Jollofness alongside Rouge Bar in Cheltenham
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A chef based in Cheltenham is set to launch a brand new foodie venue offering a cuisine mix that they feel has been missing from the town centre.

Cheikh Faye, 36, has been cooking for around 14 years. Born and raised in Senegal, Cheikh found Cheltenham as his home five years ago after doing a lot of street food in London. Senegalese food as the country of hospitality is why Cheikh is opening his venue in partnership with Rouge Bar on Regent Street.

Called Jollofness, on offer for customers will be West African cuisine plus some Caribbean influences and monthly specials.

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Speaking about the new opportunity to create something cool and refreshing for foodie fans in hopefully not just Cheltenham but also Gloucestershire on the whole, Cheikh said: "I'm excited because working in different cuisine has shown me how open people are to different tastes. West African food is lacking in Cheltenham so I'm delighted to bring this to customers in the town.

Cheltenham does have good diversity of different food places where the town is certainly not boring! I also think having a range is great for the town, so I cannot wait to get started."

Some of the food that will be on offer
Some of the food that will be on offer -Credit:Jollofness

In a comment, Rouge Bar said: "This food Cheikh will be offering is something we've never experienced before and we are delighted to have him. We'll also be hoping to do outdoor BBQs to boost the venue and the amount of different cuisines in Cheltenham show that food is our love language in the town!"

The official launch for Jollofness is Saturday July 12. The website can be found here.