Kiano Moju is a Kenyan/Nigerian American cookbook author, recipe developer, producer, director, and video host.
Kiano’s culinary identity draws on her Kenyan and Nigerian heritage, her upbringing in the melting pot of California, and her travels abroad.
Until 2019, she was a creative video producer at BuzzFeed’s food video vertical, Tasty, where she amassed over 100 million cumulative video views in recipe content.
After departing BuzzFeed, Kiano set her sights on starting her own media company, which led her to launch a non-profit organization called Jikoni Recipe Archive. It celebrates the rich diversity of African and Black cuisines, by documenting the legacy of traditional and modern cooks while amplifying their vibrant food cultures.
Kiano has also opened her own production company in Los Angeles called Jikoni Studios. Since opening, Kiano has produced cooking videos for the Food Network, Tastemade, and the USDA, to name a few.
Kiano lives in Los Angeles, California.
Jikoni Recipe Archive
When I'm not designing my own recipes, I'm dedicated to preserving & sharing the rich heritage of African & Black cuisines through my non-profit, Jikoni Recipe Archive.
You can also work with me at Jikoni Studios to whip up a delicious cooking show! From Director to Culinary Producer, Video Producer, or Food Consultant, I can help bring your food content ideas to life.
BsC in Communications and Rhetorical Studies from Syracuse University
MA in Publishing from the University of the Arts London
Judge for James Beard Foundation Awards 22' & 23'
Jane Walker X IFundWomen First Women Grant Program Recipient
BeyGOOD Foundation Grant Recipient
100+ million cumulative video views across YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram
Produced projects for VOGUE, Tastemade, Food Network, and more