Vegan West African Cookery Class with Lerato Umah-Shaylor (in person)

  Saturday 23 Oct 2021

  1:30 pm  - 5:30 pm

Join pioneering African chef and cookery writer Lerato Umah-Shaylor as she guides you on an African culinary adventure, one dish at a time. In this masterclass, you will explore West Africa by creating an explosion of flavours in a curry like you never had, fragrant fried rice and dessert with hibiscus flowers, plantains, and Lerato’s unique spice blends.

lerato in food marketYou will typically prepare a varied menu including dishes such as:

– Coconut Fried Rice – Bejewelled & aromatic rice with vegetables and sweet peppers

– Plantain & Coconut Curry with Red Kidney Beans – a wonderfully smoky and sweet curry that will transport you to the coastal shores of West Africa.

– Spiced Banana Fritters with Hibiscus Sugar – An indulgent dessert with a tart and fruity hibiscus sugar using dried hibiscus petals, specially created for our class

The class is great for cooks of all levels, from beginners to experts, leaving you inspired to add African vibrancy into your cooking. Guests are encouraged to make each dish their own taste, and Lerato will guide you through customising your dish with unique ingredients you may already have at home.

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.

Dietary information: This class is suitable for vegan diets. For any other allergies or dietary requirements, please contact us to discuss before booking.

Tickets for this event include:

  • professional cookery tuition
  • all ingredients and equipment
  • hot drinks throughout the session
  • a full meal to eat at the end of the session, feel free to bring your own drinks to enjoy with your meal (if you prefer you may package your meal to takeaway, in which case the class would end around half an hour earlier)
  • 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. Find out more about how we invest in people, the local community and our wider environment.

Covid-19 / safety information

This class takes place after 19th July when social distancing rules and other covid-related regulations are removed. If new restrictions are announced, we will adapt our procedures according to the latest government guidelines and any updates will be sent by email and listed on our website. Our Kitchen space continues to be kept to a very high standard of cleaning and hygiene regardless.

Booking instructions

Tickets for this event are £65, or £120 when booking two tickets at once, click ‘enter promotional code’ and use BRINGAFRIEND to access this. At most classes, food is prepared in pairs, but dishes can be adapted to individual tastes if needed.

We have a limited number of tickets available at a concession rate of £45 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. If available, these options will appear in the drop-down when purchasing your ticket.

Please note that only one gift voucher or discount code can be used per purchase, click ‘enter promo code’ to submit these details. If you need assistance please contact us.

Refund policy:

We are unable to provide refunds except if there is a mistake with the booking and we are notified within 48 hours after booking. In the event of any change in government covid guidelines, we will reschedule classes if necessary and bookings will be valid for the new date or can be transferred to another event.

If you are unable to attend your class for any reason, we encourage you to transfer your booking to a friend who can attend in your place. Please provide us with the new attendee’s details before the class starts by emailing Thank you for your understanding and support.

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The Community Kitchen
Queens Road

Vegan West African Cookery Class with Lerato Umah-Shaylor (in person)

The Community Kitchen, Queens Road, Brighton, UK

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