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Welcome to the Waakye Leaf Cookery School

Learn how to cook delicious African inspired dishes from scratch or hone your existing cooking skills with our interactive, fun and hands-on cooking classes. Join our chef Edwina and her mother Araba as they share their top tips, recipes and advice on making delicious meals, inspired by the wonderful recipes and ingredients of Africa. After the lesson, we will all sit together to enjoy the fruits of our labour with a glass of something sparkling.

Upcoming Classes

The African Canapé Masterclass

£50.00 / person

TBC | 12:00 to 3:00

Minimum Participant: 1

Virtual

For booking concerns and more information call: +44 7515783902 or email us at: eat.drink.african@gmail.com

Learn how to create truly delicious and elegant canapés from well-known African staples. This fun and interactive masterclass will give you the skills you need to produce bite-sized treats worthy of the finest gatherings. Bring your friends and learn new skills and techniques over a glass of bubbly.
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Plant Based African Cooking Class

£50.00 / person

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Minimum Participant: 1

Virtual

For booking concerns and more information call: +44 7515783902 or email us at: eat.drink.african@gmail.com

Level up your regular vegetarian meals with this plant based cooking class. In this interactive class our chef will share her techniques and knowledge on how to turn regular vegetables into utterly delicious vegetarian feasts.

Entertaining the Ghanaian Way

£50.00 / person

TBC | 12:00 to 3:00

Minimum Participant: 1

Virtual

For booking concerns and more information call: +44 7515783902 or email us at: eat.drink.african@gmail.com

Tired of cooking the same thing every week, why not learn a unique culinary style to impress your family and friends? Cook delicious Ghanaian recipes, including making your own Ghana jollof rice and a selection of soups and sauces, with true Ghanaian flair
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Authentic West African Chillies and Sambals

£50.00 / person

3:00 to 4:30

Minimum Participant: 1

Virtual

For booking concerns and more information call: +44 7515783902 or email us at: eat.drink.african@gmail.com

Expand your culinary knowledge by learning how to make traditional West African chilli sauces and sambals such as, the Ghanaian green, red and black shito sauces. In this informal and interactive session, you will how to make shito sauces and how to balance heat and flavours with lots of practical advice and tips.

Private Lessons

We offer fun and informative private cooking lessons and parties for adults and children. Whether you’re a novice, or an experienced cook looking for inspiration, our chef will work with you to design a bespoke cooking lesson that is suited to your needs.

In the comfort of your home, our chef will share her techniques and recipes with you or a small group of family and friends in a relaxed atmosphere without the pressure of a classroom experience.

Reviews

A huge thank you to Edwina, MaameYaa and BLAG! I really enjoyed spending time with you all tonight. Suya spice rocks. Added some sloe gin and fizzy water to the delicious zobo for an improvised cocktail on the side!

— Po-Siann

Edwina — thank you for your patience (especially given the sound issues) and for teaching us how to cook such delicious food! Have demolished the below. Have a great weekend all!

— Shanthi

Thank you Edwina for the wonderful masterclass and delicious food — I had so much fun and feeling very full right now! I’ve attached a photo of my proud creations from this evening’s class.

— Vicky

Thanks Edwina, for having us! It was super fun and delicious. Will certainly be including the suya spice in my Asian cooking going forward.

— Andrea

I attended the Imperial Cookery Session last night and wanted to thank you for sharing your wisdom and passion for food and culture which shone through as you shared with us. I was the one asking about all the recipes. I realised that one of the reasons my food lacks flavour is the speed with which I cook and I really appreciated how you explained the flavours need to be layered which can only be done slowly. In the spaces between the cooking, I began to imagine poetry or myths/stories being shared to celebrate the heritage of the people, recipe, ingredients and what to serve it in (loved the bowl you used to serve the rice). 

I noticed you do cookery classes, are these online?

PLEASE PLEASE do a cookbook and share the stories behind them.  No pressure 🙂

Thanks for igniting more passion into a VERY novice cook…

— Louise

Event date: October 2021

We thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the virtual cooking, it was a great group activity for our colleagues to get involved in. We had 19 people join and everyone commented on how much they loved it and they all felt engaged. The instructions were clear and we was able to ask lots of questions along the way. It was great to learn about the culture behind all of the recipes and flavours, and best of all the taste of the food was incredible, everyone’s favourite was the black bean hummus. Thank you very much. 

— GLP UK Management Ltd

Event date: 13/10/2021

It was lovely meeting you!

Thank you so much for last night, everyone thoroughly enjoyed it and the food tasted so great. Some colleagues have brought the left overs into work for their lunch today.

— Saffron

Event date: 13/10/2021

Thanks so much for this evening – great work and I can tell the whole team really enjoyed it.

Look forward to doing something again soon.

— Ofei

Event date: 13/10/2021

Hi Edwina, thanks again for a great session today!

Loved the spring onion garnish idea, please send over some pictures of your final plate when you can (assuming it’s not too late!).

— Seun

Event date: October 2021

I devoured mine! 

Thanks again to all for another fantastic event! Special thanks to the Waakye Leaf Cookery School, Urban Synergy and the BE&A Network. 

— Priya

Event date: October 2021

Awesome cooking class!  Thank you so much to everyone.

— Bruce

Event date: October 2021

Thank you for organising this. I thoroughly enjoyed the cooking class and will be practising this recipe again (without burning my eyes with the onions)!

— Sue

Event date: October 2021