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Lerato Foods & Naturals

Cook with Lerato - Africana Virtual Masterclass


Sundays at 5pm - 7pm BST 



Embark on a culinary journey with Lerato, award winning author of Africana, and experience remarkable flavors from across the continent with heartwarming stories and recipes for inspired home cooking. From the comfort of your home, indulge in an immersive and entertaining cookery experience like no other, with old and new friends at our virtual table. 

In our Spice Masterclass, Lerato will show you how spices can turn even the simplest dishes into flavourful delights. From fragrant vanilla to everyday favorites like turmeric, cumin, and coriander, discover her spice-filled world and learn how to shop and store a treasured collection. 

With over 40 plant recipes in AFRICANA, there is plenty for everyone including those on a plantbased & gluten free diet. You will learn to harness the power of greens, their natural flavours and the use of spices to elevate the most simple of vegetables.

Lerato’s Suya Cauliflower was named an Observer Food Monthly Best Recipe for a reason. You will learn to cook inspiring recipes from Africana, from modern classics, inventive recipes, to new and exclusive recipes being developed by Lerato.

The classes are not only entertaining, she is able to bring people together creating a strong sense of community. Like in her book, she holds your hand as you cook and travel across the continent together, leaving you inspired and empowered to create incredible flavours at home. 

Private classes are also available for a minimum of 10 people. Private classes with

RECIPE KITS are available here.


(Chicken, Fish or Plantbased options are taught)

12th Nov

South Africa

Cape Malay Curry

Yellow Rice with dates or raisins

Sticky Apricot Malva Pudding 


26th Nov

North Africa

Learn to make your own Ras El hanout blend at home

Ras El Hanout Rainbow Roast

with halloumi or tofu

Golden Chermoula Yoghurt Dip


10th Dec

East Africa

Kuku Paka ~ Decadent Coconut Roast with Tamarind

Home made Chai Blend

Black Pepper, Chai & Vanilla Shortbread

(Vegans & vegetarians are welcome)



The ingredients list will be provided in advance and page numbers of the recipes for those who have their copy of Africana cookbook. Any new recipes included will be provided after the class

Cook with Lerato Newsletter paying club members can attend up to 2 group classes for free per year, as part of their members' treats, while classes are £45 for non-members.


To become a club member of our newsletter community, sign up for £50 per year for member treats, exclusive access, recipes and more. And you could enjoy this cookery class for FREE!

Use code Africana2 for £5 off when booking two places. 




The ingredients list will be provided in advance and page numbers of the recipes for those who have their copy of Africana cookbook. Any new recipes included will be provided after the class.


Lerato is an Author, presenter and cookery teacher. Her debut cookbook AFRICANA been called, "The essential book on African Cookery". She is a regular panellist on The Kitchen Cabinet on the BBC, a public speaker and cooks live internationally, and on television.
After the success of her supper clubs, in 2017 Lerato launched the cookery school to bring African flavours into mainstream cooking. The cookery classes are inclusive, welcoming most diets and including lots of plant-based and vegan-loving choices.    

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.

Lerato writes a publication Cook with Lerato and is the founder of Africana Retreats where she hosts food lovers from around the world to immersive cookery and cultural experiences in Africa and beyond. 

  Watch Our London Cookery School On The BBC


PRIVATE COOKERY CLASSES                           

Reach out to inquire about private dates, corporate group packages with or without recipe kits, plus private cookery classes:


Terms & Conditions

1. Bookings are on a first come first serve basis. You can book online or write to us if you will like to pay by bank transfer.

2. Cook with Lerato Club members should please write to request their discount code to claim 100% off their first class and 50% off their second cookery class.
3. Booking fees are non-refundable unless class is cancelled. They are transferable so please write in to let us know as early as possible.        

Cook with Lerato - Africana Virtual Masterclass