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Island Cooking with AfroChef Lela

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 194 reviews.Lauderhill, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

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Cooking experience hosted by Lela

4 hours
Caribbean
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

If you enjoy island vibes this is a good substitute until your next trip.
I'll show you how we make jerk sauce, my dad's coffee, my mama's ginger beer, jerk chicken, jerk pork, curried goat, curried chicken, roti, ital stew, escoveich fish & festival, pepper shrimp, manish water and more!
While we eat and drink our tasty creations, VINTAGE REGGAE MUSIC completes the island vibe.

EXTRA! EXTRA!

*FLORIDA FOOD HANDLER CERTIFICATION.

Environmentally friendly
Locallly sourced ingredients
(where possible)
No Plastics
Minimal Paper
Reusable serveware, dinnerware and flatware.

*Children over 10 years are welcome! (with parents)

Exception: For younger children there must be a dedicated individual who keeps the baby close at all times.
There are spices and hot items that may not be appropriate for younger children to be around unless an adult provide undistracted attention.
There is no charge for kids 10yrs and under.
If you enjoy island vibes this is a good substitute until your next trip.
I'll show you how we make jerk sauce, my dad's coffee, my mama's ginger beer, jerk chicken, jerk pork, curried goat, curried chicken, roti, ital stew, escoveich fish & festival, pepper shrimp, manish water and more!
While we eat and drink our tasty creations, VINTAGE REGGAE MUSIC completes the island vibe.

EXTRA! EXTRA!

*FLORIDA FOOD HANDLE…

Lela's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Food
    Tropical Flavors - Mostly Medium Spicy - Vegan Options
From $47
/ person
Sat, Oct 31
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
$47 per person
$47 per person
Fri, Nov 6
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
$47 per person
$47 per person
Sat, Nov 7
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
$47 per person
$47 per person

Meet your host, Lela

Host on Airbnb since 2011
  • 194 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm chef/owner of Lela's Backyard Bistro - Boutique Catering & PopUp Dining in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and the happy host of an awesome Airbnd Foodie Experience.
My backyard garden is transformed into a rustic but elegant dining event where my guests enjoy a fusion of Caribbean and International dishes prepared fresh on the spot!
Enjoy sweet spicy Jamaican jerk meats & seafood, curries, unique desserts & cocktails, mello music, conversation and laughter!
Join me early and I'll show you how to make your own jerk marinade/sauce and other treats before we fire up the coals and start jerking...
Round 6 pm the feast begin!

*FLORIDA FOOD HANDLER CERTIFICATION
I'm chef/owner of Lela's Backyard Bistro - Boutique Catering & PopUp Dining in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and the happy host of an awesome Airbnd Foodie Experience.
My backyard garden is transformed into a rustic but elegant dining event where my guests enjoy a fusion of Caribbean and International dishes prepared fresh on the spot!
Enjoy sweet spicy Jamaican jerk meats & seafood, curries, unique desserts & cocktails, mello music, conversation and laughter!
Join me early and I'…
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Where you'll be

This activity takes place in my backyard garden where I grow fragrant organic herbs, some of which we we will use in our recipes.

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 194 reviews.

Esther
March 2020
Absolutely delicious food with an incredibly welcoming host. Lela was generous, friendly, and down-to-earth, and she let us look up close at every step of her food preparation. Definitely a memorable and worthwhile experience.
Nicole
March 2020
I wanted to take her back to NC to cook for me every day Lol. The food was great and her energy as well.
Phalan
March 2020
This was one of the best experiences I’ve ever done! The food was amazing and incredibly fresh, but the really treat was the host, Lela. She was so hospitable and personable, we didn’t even want to leave. The food was so fresh and tasty, she even surprised us by making ginger beer from scratch! The location is beautiful and it satisfies all the senses. The smell of fresh veggies and spices when you walk in is intoxicating and excites you for what’s to come. If you want delicious and authentic Jamaican food with a relaxed atmosphere, this is the place!
This was one of the best experiences I’ve ever done! The food was amazing and incredibly fresh, but the really treat was the host, Lela. She was so hospitable and personable, we di…
Noelani
March 2020
I had an amazing time learning about Jamaican food and culture with Lela. Lela is a wonderful host and an amazing chef. This experience was tons of fun! Definitely a highlight for trip to the Miami area.
Angie
March 2020
Lela was such a great host and an amazing cook. She had stories about Jamaica and Jamaican culture to go with all the dishes that were made. She was friendly and engaging and she made it a great experience!
Loraine
March 2020
The experience was amazing. Lela is super friendly, and made us feel at home the whole time! She was also responsive to messages and was with us the whole way even before the experience started. Lela explained the whole process, and we were really engaged and actively participated. To crown it all, the final product was to die for...worth every penny!!! Can't wait to try it when I get back home!
The experience was amazing. Lela is super friendly, and made us feel at home the whole time! She was also responsive to messages and was with us the whole way even before the exper…

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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.

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.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

1) Full meal is included in the ticket price.

What to bring

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