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Cook Rasta food with a wellness author

Kingston, JamaicaPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

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Cooking experience hosted by Moniqué

3 hours
Caribbean
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

As a plant-based eater for over six years, I have personally experienced how amazing, healing, connective, and powerful indigenous Jamaican foods are .A tour will be done of the sustainable urban garden, to will mingle and gain knowledge on and gather the seasonal fresh, clean, organic produce needed for the meal. Then head to an authentic Rasta restaurant, meet the owner and head chef Ibby Lion where you will be taught how to make Ital appetizers, enjoy a meal and listen to the sweet sounds of reggae.
I am excited to share this pure, natural, rustic eating culture with you
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Bring your cameras and a smile.
Wear comfortable walking shoes.
As a plant-based eater for over six years, I have personally experienced how amazing, healing, connective, and powerful indigenous Jamaican foods are .A tour will be done of the sustainable urban garden, to will mingle and gain knowledge on and gather the seasonal fresh, clean, organic produce needed for the meal. Then head to an authentic Rasta restaurant, meet the owner and head chef Ibby Lion where you will be taught how to make Ital appetiz…

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What's included

  • Food
    Traditional Rasta Meal
  • Drinks
    Fresh Juice
  • Equipment
    All kitchen tools will be provided, as well as aprons and a recipe booklet.
From $57
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Moniqué

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 42 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I was born and raised on the beautiful island of Jamaica. Being the granddaughter of a farmer, I always had an appreciation for local foods. However, the influence of Rastafarian culture in my late teens developed my true passion for food. I am currently a holistic nutrition educator, wellness author, and sustainable-living advocate.
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Where you'll be

A tour will be done of the sustainable urban garden, to will mingle and gain knowledge on and gather the seasonal fresh, clean, organic produce needed for the meal. Then head to an authentic Rasta restaurant, meet the owner and head chef Ibby Lion where you will be taught how to make Ital appetizers, enjoy a meal and listen to the sweet sounds of reggae.

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 42 reviews.

Zoë
March 2020
An amazing experience! The tour was very insightful and we learned a lot. Then we went into the kitchen and prepared the most delicious meal. Perfect activity, on a lovely spot, with a very good host! Absolutely recommended.
Andreas
February 2020
I had a great time at Veggie Meals On Wheels. Ibby was very sympathetic, friendly and informative. The cooking was very educational and carried out in a way that felt spontaneous and easy to follow. I took a lot of pictures to support my memory of how the food is cooked. Once the food was ready we had a nice meal together. All the people involved were wonderful. In short, a completely positive experience.
I had a great time at Veggie Meals On Wheels. Ibby was very sympathetic, friendly and informative. The cooking was very educational and carried out in a way that felt spontaneous a…
Rob
January 2020
This was the best part of my week long stay in Jamaica! Our hosts were extremely knowledgeable, pleasant, entertaining, friendly, and high quality chefs. We learned about their mission, the property the developed, their community, and the local produce they grow that we used to cook with. We really bonded with our hosts and even connected with them socially later that night to see some live music. I highly recommend taking this cooking class!
This was the best part of my week long stay in Jamaica! Our hosts were extremely knowledgeable, pleasant, entertaining, friendly, and high quality chefs. We learned about their mis…
Shakira
September 2019
This was really a special time we had cooking together and laughing, such special people with real love and passion for sustainability and natural food. Will continue to visit on my trips to Jamaica.
Llana
August 2019
This was an incredible experience! Ibby Lion was a wonderful host and teacher. The restaurant is amazing and inspiring, and it was truly a perfect evening to cook and talk and learn from Ibby. The food was delicious! Monique was very helpful setting up the experience. Our flight was delayed for five hours and she was very communicative and flexible helping to ensure we didn't miss our class. I couldn't recommend this experience more!
This was an incredible experience! Ibby Lion was a wonderful host and teacher. The restaurant is amazing and inspiring, and it was truly a perfect evening to cook and talk and lear…
La Mar
April 2019
This was a great Jamaican experience. I learned a lot things about the vegan cooking style and the natural fruits and herbs unique to this island.

Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
Pescatarian
Egg-free
Vegan
Dairy-free
Vegetarian
Fish allergy

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Spending cash

Cameras and smartphones