SUNSHINE ON YOUR PLATE
Join Lerato Umah-Shaylor, cookery writer, broadcaster & teacher for an explosion flavours and stories inspired by the foods of her childhood, travels and discoveries from Africa & beyond.
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Lerato ~ means passion or love/beloved in Sotho, an ethnic Southern African dialect.
Lerato is one of the strongest voices in contemporary cuisine. A cookery writer, broadcaster and teacher. Her vibrant recipes celebrate the beauty and diversity of the rich African continent.
Her immersive supperclubs & cookery classes have spearheaded bringing African food to the mainstream.
Passion for food, family, culture & bringing people together are at the core of Lerato's feasts....
IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL COOKERY MASTERCLASSES
Explore Lerato's inspiring and entertaining in-person, virtual Masterclasses and classes with sustainable plant based recipe kits delivered UK nationwide
Perfect for private and corporate groups
CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH AN IMMERSIVE COOKERY CLASS
COOKERY CLASSES IN BRIGHTON
COOK WITH LERATO
Recipes, stories & delicious inspiration to share
Rainbow Roast with Spiced Avocado & Almond Butter
A rainbow of roasted vegetables with smoky paprika, fragrant herbs, and healthy fruit and nut butter for an easy feast. Pure sunshine on your plate.
Cook with Lerato Newsletter
Our newsletters have been given a thorough makeover. Now weekly, and full of vibrant recipes, stories and much more. This is a newsletter for those who love to cook, those who love to eat (to be cooked for), or both. Those who love to consume inspiring, transfixing, beautiful, delicious food! SEE MORE...
Corn with Green Peas, Roasted Kale & Garlic Butter
A lovely summer salad to enjoy with corn, herbs, and your favourite greens, inspired by enchanting memories of the bustling city of Lagos, Nigeria. Adapted from my previous column in The Guardian NG.
Lerato x Tilda & Great British Chefs
Lerato x Waitrose
Lerato in collaboration with Wefifo and Waitrose hosted the public to a series of suppers celebrating wondrous African cooking.
West African Tour of London with World Remit
Celebrating Diversity in Food
Brand & Corporate Partnerships
Lerato works with a great variety of brands and organisations. Including some of the most respected brands in food and drink, lifestyle, multinationals and local organisations.
From creating vibrant recipes and video content, to hosting cookery masterclasses and demonstatrions, most recent collaborations have been with Tilda, Waitrose, World Remit & Imperial College.
If you will like to work with Lerato to bring sunshine to your organisation or event, and to set your brand apart, click below
Lovely words from clients & community
We had an absolutely fantastic experience with Lerato, she is an excellent teacher. The food served was out of this world! She breathed life into what would have been a rather corporate affair and we now have wonderful memories of the day.
Do give Lerato’s Supper club a try. She does get sold out pretty quickly so have a look at her website for regular updates. I really enjoyed the experience of trying new food with interesting people in new surroundings.
It was a pleasure to meet you, and everyone is still commenting on how great our cookery class and dinner was.
Cookery Holidays & Retreats 2022
ESCAPE TO MOROCCO
Embark on a culinary adventure with me and fellow food lovers to soak up rich culture, enjoy wonderful food and create new memories together.
My favourite kitchen tools and supplies, from my everyday cast iron pots to trusted baking dishes and more.
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