Chef Maimuna Zubairu-Burnette, commonly known as Mai, immigrated to the United States with her family from Sierra Leone, West Africa at the age of nine. She currently resides in the Washington, DC area. Mai is the founder and CEO of Mai's Kitchen Food Service. She launched Dinner with Mai in 2019, to combine her passion for people and food. Dinner with Mai is a social event where guests enjoy authentic West African food with good company.