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Lerato Foods & Naturals

African Cookery Classes in London


Lerato African Private Cookery Class


Travel across Africa, mastering the art of fresh and flavourful cooking!

Join Lerato,  award-winning author of Africana, for a day of pure sunshine and immersive cooking, at her brand-new cookery studio in South West London.

Lerato is known as a leading voice in African cooking, celebrated for her bold and vibrant flavours and pioneering cookery classes that celebrate and inspire food lovers across the world to cook the diverse flavours of the African continent. She shares her secrets to cooking vibrant and sumptuous feasts from across the continent and its diaspora – from Morocco to Mozambique, Senegal to Seychelles, and Lagos to London. You will learn to become a master of spice and bring out the best in fresh ingredients to create enchanting dishes, like those of Lerato's that have graced some of your favourite magazines including covers of The Guardian, Waitrose and more.

You will enjoy welcome refreshments and delicious bites as you commence cooking. Lerato will teach you the elements of traditional recipes and how to transform them as a contemporary cook. Recipes you can recreate time and again, bringing African sunshine flavours to your home and heart. After the class, you will sit to enjoy a fabulous feast. You will leave with abundant knowledge from an expert, lots of confidence and inspiration. Lerato will also sign and dedicate a copy of Africana for you to take home or gift to whomever you please, especially of you already have a copy.

What to expect

The cookery classes are inclusive, welcoming most diets and including lots of plant-based and vegan-loving choices.    

- Fresh ingredients, spices, aprons and all utensils provided

- A 4-hour experience, including 3 hours of hands-on cookery and 1 hour of feasting  

- A signed copy of Africana Cookbook  

Whether you are a professional, enthusiastic home cook or a novice, you will enjoy a wonderfully immersive experience with tons of inspiration to maximise flavour in your cooking. 



Master the famous Jollof, perfect cooking plantains, marvel at North African feasts, sumptuous Ethiopian Stews, East African & South African curries and much more.

After the success of her supper clubs, in 2017 Lerato launched the cookery school to bring African flavours into mainstream cooking. She went on to publish her award-winning debut cookbook AFRICANA, a modern classic for anyone who wants to learn about the length and breadth of African cooking with recipes from across the continent. Her recipes have been featured in some of the most-read magazines. Africana was recently included in the menu for Meta HQ and fed to over 6000 staff in London. Celebrities have enjoyed her dishes live on television and she travels the world sharing stories and recipes.

Lerato is a regular panellist on BBC Radio 4’s The Kitchen Cabinet hosted by Jay Rayner. One of the most listened-to radio shows with over 2 million listeners enjoying the panel dissecting topical issues in food, kitchen conundrums and recipes.  

She writes a newsletter called Cook with Lerato, which is also a community of food lovers and when she is not doing all of the above she is travelling across Africa, learning, sharing and hosting food lovers from across the world on her cookery retreats.

Lerato African Cookery Class


We have worked with a variety of brands and organisations including; Waitrose, Tilda, Imperial College, Visit Brighton (Brighton Tourism), GSK, Shell, Aviva, World Remit, Le Creuset, Soho Group, Neptune Homes, Miele and many more.

Do get in touch to plan your fabulous private class.


Good to know

1. Most classes are suitable for vegetarians and vegans, dairy-free or gluten-free diets. Write in to let us know your dietary requirements before booking. 

2. It is not essential to book as a pair. Individuals are welcome to book a place. Please note that this class requires you to work in pairs or teams with others for the duration of the class.

3. This is an adult class and not suitable for children under the age of 15 years old. This is an adult lesson and is not suitable for children under the age of 15 years. Those between 15-17 must be accompanies and supervised by a paying adult throughout the class.

4. Only paid guests are permitted into the kitchen studio.

5. Classes are non-refundable unless cancelled by us. Please get in touch to let us know if you can't make it and we can try to help if possible. 


Lerato London cookery classes on the BBC   


"We had an 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."

Imperial College London - AGE Department

"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 enjoyed the experience of trying new food with interesting people in new surroundings."

Celebrity Chef - Lorraine Pascale


"A wonderful Sunday afternoon well spent! The Food tasted divine and the preparation and cooking part was very enjoyable. I went alone and met some lovely people! I look forward to sharing the recipes with friends and family (who by the way are already lining up for me to make at home after seeing photos I shared). Would highly recommend it. Thank you again Lerato!"

Claudia Halabi


"So much fun. Lerato was wonderful and the food was delicious! Thank you."

Olivia Edkina

African Cookery Classes in London