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Meet Mariama Bah

Owner & Founder of ExoGourmet | Certified Health Coach| Holistic Chef

Mariam Bah, owner and creator of ExoGourmet, is a passionate cook originally from Africa who has called Canada home for more than 20 years.

She started cooking at a very young age, following in the footsteps of her grandmother, her aunts, and her father – each of whom had different backgrounds and taught different traditional cooking techniques.

Her real passion for authentic whole foods truly began when her best friend and father of her daughter was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Helpless, Mariam turned to healing foods and began a journey that changed her life, her relationship with food and set her on her path to creating healthy food for others.


Mariam has attended the following culinary institutes and programs:

  • Kushi Institute in Becket, Massachusetts – area of focus: Macrobiotic cuisine
  • La Cité Collégiale’s Culinary Arts Program in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Regeneration Raw Institute in Macomb Township, Michigan – area of focus: raw cuisine
  • Dr. T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies (online program) – are of focus: plant-based certification
  • Dr. Sears Wellness Institute’s (online program) – Certified Health Coach Certificate
  • Dr. Neal D. Barnard, Food for Life Cooking Lessons, Michigan – Coursework: “Food for Cancer”

Personal Beliefs:

Mariam is a strong believer in the connection between the body, the mind and the spirit, as well as the role nutrition plays in someone’s well-being.

Mariam’s cuisine focuses on the person’s well-being. In her own words, well-being is “the feeling of harmony between the body and the mind, which fulfills us with serenity.”

Well-Being and Balance

“Well-being is important because without it, there is an imbalance within the mood, the body and the spirit.”

Whenever possible, ExoGourmet uses locally-grown, fresh, organic products in order to support local farmers and artisans and promote their businesses.

The Exogourmet Mission:

With ExoGourmet, Mariama’s goal is to deliver authentic and tasty meals rich in nutrients and whole foods.

She wants to show that African roots, vegetables, legumes and leafy greens are not as intimidating as they seem!