In October 2010, Thalmus Hare, launched LIBFOOD.com, he was fulfilling a long-held passion for sharing the culinary delights with Liberia, with not only his fellow Liberians residing in the United States but with as many people as were desirous of experiencing delectable African food.
Chef Thalmus grew up in a household steeped in the rich culinary traditions of Liberia. His mother, Grace Hare, owned a restaurant in Liberia called Thalgus, named after Chef Thalmus and his brother. And, though still a child, he received his first lessons in the restaurant business performing various chores in his mother’s restaurant. When the family moved to the US during the 1990s seeking refuge from the civil war raging in Liberia, Chef Thalmus developed a keen interest in carrying on his mother’s legacy.
After graduating from The Art Institute of Atlanta where he obtained a degree in Culinary Arts. Chef Thalmus decided to become a restaurateur like his mother. Bringing to bear his knowledge as an executive chef and his passion for sharing the culinary delights of his country, Chef Thalmus set up LIBFOOD.com, a gourmet food service company that delivers the unique African soul food experience of Liberia to all 50 States within the US.
As LIBFOOD has grown, attracting customers across the US who rave about its mouthwatering dishes and topnotch service, Chef Thalmus has become a veritable culinary ambassador for his country. He is not one to rest on his laurels. Committing a portion of the proceeds from purchases of LIBFOOD’s products, he has set his sights on building the first culinary institute in Liberia to help develop the country’s culinary traditions.
“We are blessed to have recently acquired property in Congo town across from the Chinese embassy in Liberia for the construction of Liberia’s first culinary institute – with your continuous help we can educate people, craft skills and serve the world”, Chef Hare