SOLD OUT 25th March, 2pm - 6pm: Vegan African Cookery Class with jollof rice stuffed in sweet peppers, plantain pie, aubergine suya rolls & more. See sample menu in pictures above.
NEW Spring Menu in April: Cocktails & Canapés, Plantain Shakshouka - plantains in a rich tomato stew & eggs or aubergines, jollof quinoa, suya spiced vegetables and more with spring's harvest. A wonderful marriage of North & West African flavours.
AFRICAN AFTERNOON TEA returning soon this summer. You can also book a private African Afternoon Tea. Read about when I first started in this feature in The London Evening Standard.
An adventure with the seasons & spices.
Join me in the kitchen for a culinary adventure as I share my secrets to cooking vibrant and sumptuous feasts with seasonal produce inspired by cuisine from Africa and beyond that you can easily recreate at home.
Our classes in London take place at the London Cooking Project, a beautiful kitchen and restaurant space in South West London. The kitchen is involved in a lot of community projects, with food programmes that feed the less privileged to food waste and sustainability programmes. The menu can be changed due to seasonal availability.
Please specify dietary requirements and allergies when booking.
If sold out or you cannot make it pleaseSubscribe for updates or Senda request.
BOOK A PRIVATE COOKING CLASS.
A special treat for any occasion with a bespoke menu created for you. With fine ingredients provided for your feast. Choose your favourite foods from West African, East, South, North African and more, pick your favourite themes from Brunch, Canapés & Cocktails, Sunday Roasts to Vegan & Vegetarian Feasts. Minimum of 5 people in your venue & 10 in my kitchen in Battersea. Prices from £75, including canapes, welcome cocktails, 3-course meal & Tea.
‘Zobo’ Cocktail and canapés on arrival A welcome glass of my homemade brew of hibiscus flowers, seasonal berries and prosecco (non-alcoholic available)
Roasted Cauliflower with Suya peanut butter Seasonal florettes of cauliflower with a wonderful nomadic suya spices mix which you will create.
Jollof Quinoa Salad with Chicory & Charred Cherry Tomatoes Sweet, spicy healthy grains cooked in a rich traditional West African stew.
Plantain Shakshuka with roasted peppers & Free range eggs or garden eggs (for vegans )
Sweet plantains grilled and cooked in a rich tomato sauce, finished off with poached eggs on top with fresh basil. West & North African marriage of flavours. One of my favourite recipes for a delightfully unique brunch.
*Banana Akara with Blueberry & Date Compote
A sweet treat, with the banana version of this famous West African food also loved by the Brazilians
Our cookery class is very hands-on, as we chop, peel and cook together. After cooking, you will sit to enjoy your meal.
Included are welcome drinks, the use of aprons, all cooking equipment, ingredients and recipes of the day. You can also bring your favourite drinks. (BYOB)
Limited spaces are available for each class to ensure a bespoke lesson so it's a good idea to book early before they sell out.
GIFTS, CORPORATE, PRIVATE CLASSES, & GROUP BOOKINGS
The cookery classes are a special treat and can make for the perfect presents. You can book a single cookery class for yourself, as a gift for friends, family or for a group. A voucher can be emailed to the recipient for gift purchases.
"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. Thank you again Lerato!"
By Claudia Halabi
"So much fun. Lerato was wonderful and the food was delicious! Thank you".