Ama Cafe is a not-for-profit public food service corporation located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Founder and Director Mammi-Ama Ofori learned traditional Asante cooking in the Twi language from her family, native to Kumasi, in the nation of Ghana.
In Berkeley in 2012, she created Ama Cafe based on four main ideas, delineated in her seminars: 1. Listening, 2. Improvisation, 3. Creativity, and 4. Care.
Ama Cafe exists to preserve and promote usage of traditional Asante philosophy towards the preparation and service of food. In this capacity it also serves as an institution of linguistic and cultural preservation.
With the cooperation of its associate organizations, Ama Cafe has served hundreds of meals to the public.