Chef Leon brings the savory specialties of African cuisine to your home in this cooking class. This international feast dives into traditional techniques and authentic recipes with delicious results. Start with akara stuffed with vatapa and served with black-eyed peas, shrimp and nuts. Next is lamb suya with toasted ground peanuts and savory spices. Jollof rice with roasted tomatoes, turmeric, chilis and rice is next. Dessert is a sticky fruit pudding topped with rum caramel sauce.
Akara and Vatapa
With black-eyed peas, dried and fresh shrimp, cashews and peanuts
With toasted ground peanuts and spices
With roasted tomatoes, turmeric, chilies and Carolina Gold rice
Chef Leon is fantastic! He shared a lot of helpful tips and techniques with us and we had a wonderful time. He can do it all - from elegant private chef events to fun interactive classes. I highly recommend him to anyone in NYC looking for an amazing culinary experience!
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.