Cooking Class - Culinary Inspiration From Africa

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Create dishes with origins from across the African continent in a menu celebrating culinary diversity.

You'll discover an array of savory specialties arising from African traditions that have spread around the world in this cooking class with Chef Leon. Learn techniques and customs that make this selection of dishes a truly international spread.

Begin by preparing akara, featuring black-eyed peas, shrimp and nuts. Then, you'll create lamb with ground peanuts and savory spices. Learn the secrets of jollof rice, peppered with roasted tomatoes and peppers. And for dessert, whip up a sticky fruit pudding topped with fresh fruit compote.

Guests are welcome to provide wine and beer to enjoy during the class.

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 15
  • Meal Courses 3
  • Event Duration 2 hours
  • Labels African, Beginner, Couples, Gourmet, Group

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01 May 2023

Chef Leon was a delight to cook with. My friend and I had a great time learning to cook jollaf rice from scratch. He was kind and respectful. He took great care in explaining each step and made the whole evening a memorable experience. Highly recommend him for your events!

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15 Nov 2023

Chef Leon was fantastic. Knowledgeable, prepared, patient, energetic, and a great teacher. He has such positive energy. We learned a lot and had a blast.



10 Aug 2023

Such an amazing and delicious experience! The chef was very friendly, the food was delicious, and the instructions were really helpful

$ 115 Per person

all-inclusive: 2-hour class, 3-course meal and taxes.

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Guyanese-born Chef Leon moved to New York City at the age of eight and found himself enamored by the diverse cuisines. Inspired by his mother, his love for cooking has led him to work with renowned chefs in some of the city’s top restaurants. Chef Leon brings years of experience and training to his mission to uplift, empower and highlight the Afro culinary community by sharing his culture and cuisine.

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Flexible booking: Cancel or reschedule this event's reservation for free up to 48 hours before the event.

Chef Leon will travel to guests within NYC for this experience.

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