The young vegan chef has now started his own line of vegan, plant-based dips for his company called 'Dipalicious'.
Omari McQueen is said to be the youngest multi-award vegan chef in the UK. But the 11-year-old is scaling all-new heights by becoming the founder and CEO of his own plant-based restaurant, 'Dipalicious'.
Big round of applause for this young chap -— The Vegan Filter (@TheVeganFilter) July 21, 2019
11-year-old @OmariMcQueen is not only UK's youngest multi-award-winning #vegan #chef - he will also host a vegan pop-up restaurant in Boxpark, Croydon: @dipaliciousltd 👏👏👏 https://t.co/NFgQWJ81q0 Via @PlantBasedNews #veganfood pic.twitter.com/Z6IPbL9Yvb
The young entrepreneur is also said to be the youngest entrepreneur in the world. McQueen is set to host his first pop-up vegan restaurant in Boxpark, in Croydon, between August 17th and 24th.
The young chef started his cooking career after coming across a PETA UK video about veganism. McQueen began posting YouTube videos of his recipes at the tender age of eight. One of the videos features a vegan pizza made using his own dip recipe.
We are so proud of our CEO 10yr old Omari McQueen featured in this weeks @TheVoiceNews 🤪🤪🎉🎉#vegan #entrepreneur #veganchef #dipalicious #determination #hardworkpaysoff #gratitude pic.twitter.com/MwYWYwHPtv— Dipalicious (@dipaliciousltd) November 9, 2018
McQueen's personal website explains that his journey with experimenting with food started when his mom fell sick and needed an extra hand when it came to helping out in the kitchen. "[He] has always had a passion for cooking but he started learning to cook meals from the age of seven after I became ill with hemiplegic migraines his father and I started to teach Omari and his older brother Laquarn how to cook meals to help me when I was unable to stand and his dad was working late," the young chef's website claims.
Our CEO Omari McQueen said the key to being successful is to keep trying.— Dipalicious (@dipaliciousltd) January 18, 2019
He is such an inspiration! ❤️
Thank you all for all the support and shares ❤️#entrepreneur #business #motivation #success #inspiration #entrepreneur #wisdom #motivational #positive #goals #determination pic.twitter.com/M4ClufDjbv
"Omari has gone from strength to strength and practices different cooking skills and meals daily, he researches the benefits of everything he cooks and works out the benefits of what he eats," continues McQueen's description.
This is omari McQueen. He is only 11 years old and is already a multi- award winning CEO of his own vegan dips company. Let’s give this incredible young boy the recognition he deserves!!!!🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 pic.twitter.com/Q53YvdXUyl— Emily🦋✨ (@Emilymanuelax) July 12, 2019
The ambitious young chef also teaches other children how to cook with workshops he runs at home. Thanks to his curiosity for cooking, McQueen now has a selection of seasonings, snacks, dips, and juice packs.