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Monday, July 30, 2018 - 20:00
Lerato Foods
South Street
BN21 4PD

Love African food, longing to discover new and exciting flavours, or just want to learn to perfect the jollof? Join me in the kitchen 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 that you can easily recreate at home. From Moroccan to West African Feasts, enjoy passion on your plates as you learn to cook seasonal produce using African inspiration and spices to elevate your plant-based meals into spectacular feasts. This is a feast for all diets. 

Classes take place in my kitchen in Little Chelsea, with two to four people joining us. We cook for approximately 2 hrs and sit to eat afterwards. The menu is enjoyed by all diets. Please specify dietary requirements and allergies when booking. 


My cookery class is very hands-on, as we chop, peel and cook together. After cooking, you will sit to enjoy your meal. Minimum of 2 and maximum of 5 people in my location.

Please send an email to if you will like to book the class as a private class for a minimum of 2 and pick your favourite cuisine from Moroccan or West African.


Included are welcome drinks, the use of aprons, all cooking equipment, ingredients and recipes of the day. You can also bring your favourite drinks. (BYOB)

Sample Morrocan Menu (we will cook 2 - 3 dishes from the menu)

A welcome drink on arrival, and canapes as you get to meet your fellow cooks.

Our cookery session will start with an introduction to Moroccan spices and we will create a traditional Ras-el-hanout spice mix.

Moroccan Harira soup with Chickpeas & Tomatoes 

Zaalouk - Smokey Aubergine Dip served with a variety of fresh vegetables 

Vegetable Shakshuka - Spiced tomato stew with Aubergines

A sumptuous summer tagine with seasonal vegetables using your own homemade spice blend

Carrot & Orange Salad with Mint & Orange blossom

Moroccan Couscous with lemon, herbs & pomegranate 

For dessert, dates stuffed with almonds (nut free alternative available)

Moroccan Mint Tea to end your sumptuous supper


Sample West African Menu (you will cook up to 2 -3 dishes)

Learn to make your own suya spice blend, a peanut-based based nomadic spice blend.

Plantain Akara with chilli sauce - Spiced plantain fritters

Suya platter with Aubergine rolls, cauliflower steaks, and more seasonal vegetables 

Groundnut chop - a colourful feast with groundnut stew and lots of varying toppings

Banana Akara with Spice Chocolate Sauce, using your own East African chai spice blend and West African Fairtrade Chocolate 

Black eyed Bean Tart (Moin Moin)

Jollof rice or jollof quinoa with Seasonal Vegetables 

Braised Kale with mixed peppers and scotch bonnets

Plantain Shakshouka - a marriage of West African & North African flavours

Plantain Pies

Yassa - A Senegalese staple with mustard and caramelised onions perfect with aubergines, chicken or fish

Recipes will be sent to you and the spice mix you make will be packed for you to cook your feasts at home. Please advise on dietary requirements. Please note that nuts are regularly used in my kitchen.

Subscribe for updates or send a request to for private classes on your preferred date and time. More dates available, please send an email to make enquiries.

Nuts are regularly used in my kitchen. Please specify dietary requirements and allergies by emailing: If you will like to join us but have a nut allergy, pleases contact me to discuss it and I will be happy to amend the menu.

Terms & Conditions - Due to the nature of the event and preparation required, refunds are not possible but tickets can be transferred to a later date or to another person with prior notice.

Reviews from guests:

Review by Lorraine Pascale -

LynnTrapano from Visit Brighton/ Brighton Tourism - “I was organising a networking dinner and was looking for something that was informal but a bit different, as the majority of people attending didn’t know each other. My colleague had been to one of Lerato’s Supper Clubs and suggested this format would work for my dinner. Liaising with Lerato on the run-up to the event was a joy as she was always quick in coming back to my questions and readily available. The actual evening was a great success and everyone was very complimentary about the food and the general structure of the evening – the right combination of special but relaxed. Lerato is a fantastic hostess and is proactive about answering any questions about her lovely food. It’s an experience rather than just a meal.”

Really good food and great people. Definitely a lovely Sunday afternoon. I strongly recommend it. - Chantal

"We had the absolute joy of eating Lerato’s food at a Supper club in Brighton – what an experience! The food was absolutely like nothing we’ve ever had before, beautiful ingredients served in creative ways, so flavoursome and filling! A highlight for us was the fact that it was all vegan friendly and any substitutions made were made just as thoughtfully as anyone else’s meal. The vegan chocolate cake pudding was just absolute magic!! Apart from the food being literally one of the best meals we’re ever had, the whole set up was beautiful. Sitting round a table sharing food together, meeting new people and best of all, having the chef herself come and join us in between cooking chatting and telling us about her food, the inspirations etc. Thank you for such a fantastic evening, you’ve inspired us to have a go at making more African inspired food at home! Cant recommend enough xxxx" - Antigone

"Thank you for organising a lovely evening with really tasty food!! I really enjoyed the spices, flavours and great company...Look forward to more dinners!" - Manuela

"A wonderful evening. Great to try a different range of foods and flavours. The Tempest Inn made for an ideal location, nice and intimate. Lerato and Thurston were so lovely and accommodating - catering to my every vegan need! And with a great bunch of ladies for company what more could I ask for. I look forward to booking on to future events by Lerato as soon as possible!" - Emma

"What a lovely evening! good venue; lovely people and interesting food, just what was needed for a cold November evening..." - Amber

"Fantastic! Thoroughly enjoy last night and it's good to showcase some African cuisine to non-Africans. Keep up your good work." - Elizabeth

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