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Senegalese Chef/Owner Marie-Claude Mendy is a pioneer in bringing Senegalese cuisine to the Boston food scene. Marie-Claude started cooking at age five, learning kitchen skills and work ethic from her mother. By age 11, she was regularly cooking meals for her family. Marie-Claude formerly owned a home-based catering company in Boston, where demand for her Senegalese food grew so rapidly that she needed to find a restaurant space. Teranga restaurant boasts delicious Senegalese favorites, and showcases the cuisine's French and Vietnamese food influences.