Meet chef helina
Chef Helina Melaku is the owner of Ethiopian food pop-up, Konjo Me. Helina shares the vibrant flavors and rich traditions of Ethiopia with the community, introducing patrons to the beauty of her homeland cuisine. Through Konjo Me, Helina offers diners authentic Ethiopian food thatcreates a cultural experience, which has greatly expanded since opening in 2020.
Konjo Me shares their culinary artistry through pop-ups as well as capturing the true essence of Ethiopia through coffee ceremonies and cooking classes.
Helina enjoys telling the stories behind the cuisines through classes and intimate dining events. The fusion of storytelling and food, creates a shared experience and appreciation for Ethiopian culture. As Konjo Me continues to grow and expand their brand, the pop-up won the Retail Bootcamp through TechTown Detroit in 2022. Soon after this accomplishment, Konjo Me became a top four finalist in the 2023 Hatch Detroit competition and Goldman Sachs. Konjo Me has also been featured on cooking segments for CBS, Fox2, and WXYZ. Konjo Me continues to make huge strides in the culinary industry through its profound and beautiful Ethiopian culture.