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, two types of 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 fiery chili peppers. And for dessert, whip up a sticky fruit pudding topped with rum caramel sauce.

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

Cozymeal guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Leon

Kevin H.


06 Jun 2022

Great experience with Chef Leon! Food was top notch and we learned a lot in the process. We would highly recommend

Sivan I.


29 May 2022

Such an amazing experience for the entire family! I booked Chef Anthony to bring us through A Taste of Japan as a Mother's Day gift and everything was top notch. The food was beautiful and out-of-this-world amazing. Chef Anthony is wonderful at his craft, delightfully personable, and deeply cares about how food is sourced and utilized, which I imagine is why everything he makes tastes incredible. My 5-year old daughter even had a great time. She learned to assemble the dumplings...and then proceeded to show off her newfound "expertise" to everyone. Thank you for such an amazing afternoon and evening! I look forward to eventually receiving the recipes for the dumplings and daikon salad :)

Daniel L.


14 May 2022

Amazing experience and night!! Chef is entertaining, engaging and made for an incredibly fun night with good laughs and delicious food! The cooking was so good and we ended the night stuffed and satisfied. Would highly highly recommend!!

$ 85 Per person

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

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Chef Leon
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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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