Join chef, writer and African food devotee Lerato Umah-Shaylor on a West African adventure featuring wonderful produce from plantains to wondrous spices.

Lerato will welcome you with botanical cocktails of hibiscus flowers and prosecco served with canapés before sharing her secrets to cooking sumptuous plant-based feasts inspired by her African heritage.

Depending on seasonal and local availability, a typical menu will comprise a West African stew like groundnut stew or Senegalese Yassa, made with your own home-made roasted peanut (groundnut) butter, a jollof prepared using healthy British-grown quinoa as an alternative to rice, a whole roasted & spiced cauliflower and finished with a delicious plantain pie.

Bring your own bottle to enjoy with the feast at the end of this exciting hands-on class. The class is plant based and great for most diets, from beginners to experts, leaving you inspired to add African vibrancy into your cooking.

Previous participants said: “Brilliant course! Lerato is a fantastic tutor.” “I will try all of the new recipes, haven’t cooked west African before.”

Find out more about Lerato and the other cooks who teach in the Community Kitchen.

Tickets for this event include:

  • professional cookery tuition
  • all ingredients and equipment
  • hot drinks throughout the session and a welcome cocktail
  • a full meal at our sociable dining table (you are welcome to bring your own drinks to enjoy with the meal)
  • all recipes from the class.

Any profits raised from this class support our community cookery activities – where everyone can experience the benefits of cooking and eating together, regardless of finance, confidence or ability.

Ticket pricing

Tickets for this event are £59.50 per person, or £54.50 (per person) when booking two or more tickets at once. We have a limited number of tickets available at a concession rate of £44.50 for those who are in receipt of a means-tested benefit, under-18s (must be accompanied by an adult), as well as full-time students. Use the drop-down to choose these options when purchasing your ticket.

Location: The Community Kitchen, 113 Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XG

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