Treat your team and clients to a splendid day cooking and feasting on vibrant and healthy African inspired food with seasonal produce. A great treat for special launches, Christmas parties and more.
Join me 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. These classes are inspired by my days cooking on live television in Africa. Whether I am teaching people physically or on television, I find so much joy in sharing good food with people especially celebrating vibrant African cuisine married with great British seasonal produce.
Your cookery session will start with cocktails and canapés followed by an introduction to African cooking, the regional inspirations for recipes on the menu, spices and unique African produce and superfoods. I will share my secrets to both traditional and contemporary African foods and how you can incorporate them in your cooking using the best of the season to dazzle friends and family.
The menu includes sharing feasts perfect for cooking as a team, as you peel, chop and cook together before toasting with wine and sharing a long table feast with the entire group. The menu ranges from West African to North African delights. My vegan and vegetarian dishes are very popular and a bespoke menu will be created to suit your group, also taking into account allergies and dietary requirements.
See the sample menu below.
My cookery class is very hands-on, as we peel, chop and cook together. You will challenge one another in an exciting cook-off, and create 3 courses through communication and teamwork. After cooking, you will sit to enjoy your meal with wines especially matched with your feast. Cooking lasts for 2 - 3 hours with an hour to feast.
All cooking equipment, utensils and ingredients
Guided cooking class with a mix of demonstrations and hands-on cooking
Wines to match your meal
Decadent chocolate dessert
Botanical Teas such as Hibiscus or Mint & lemongrass
Recipes of the day
A minimum of 10 people can participate in this class. Please send a request for a smaller group and also to discuss large bookings of over 30 which can be arranged in split groups to ensure a bespoke lesson. Classes or demonstrations can also take place in your venue of choice. (Transportation costs may apply)
Our classes in London take place at the London Cooking Project, a beautiful fully equipped and purpose built kitchen and restaurant space in South West London.
A bespoke menu will be created for your team, including meat, seafood or vegan and vegetarian preferences.
Cocktail and Canapés on Arrival
A welcome glass of my homemade brew of hibiscus flowers, seasonal berries and prosecco (non-alcoholic available)
Strawberry & Tomato Salad with African Scotch Bonnet Balsamic
My signature salad with British berries, wonderfully sweet tomatoes from Isle of Wight, organic sprouts and a scotch bonnet vinaigrette with teasing heat
Aubergine & Pepper Rolls with Suya West African Nomadic Spice blend
Prawn Suya Rolls
Make your very own suya platter with nomadic peanut-based spice mix blended by you and served with fresh vegetables. A modern take on this popular street food.
Smoked Jollof Quinoa (Jollof Cook-off!)
Learn to cook a modern version of this rich traditional West African dish with healthy quinoa. Teams will engage in a cook-off and proudly present their group dishes on the feasting table, as you taste that of other groups and declare yourselves champions! This is a fantastic competition as all your dishes will be unique and everyone is a winner!
A sumptuous Franco-Senegalese dish with free-range chicken, caramelised onions, mustard and peppers
An indulgent and rustic stew with groundnuts, mushrooms and seasonal vegetables.
Learn to cook a sumptuous pie using West African native plantains
with vibrant herbs, preserved lemon, cherry tomatoes & pomegranates
Moroccan Chicken Tagine with
How to make your own Moroccan ras-el-hanout spice mix (your spice mix will be packaged for you to take home)
North African Shakshouka
with Eggs or Aubergines cooked in vibrant tomato and pepper stew
Bespoke entertainment, fine wine and special requests
You can customise your event with;
Entertainment like African dancers, jazz singers and African Salsa dancers
Personalised company branded aprons
Wine pairing experience with exquisite wines such as South African wines
Special requests for upgraded menus
Please specify dietary requirements and allergies when booking.
London Cooking Project. 1 Ethelburga St, London SW11 4AG
Gift vouchers are also available.
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.
"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".