Island Cooking with AfroChef Lela

Lauderhill /Fort Lauderdale , Florida, United States

Cooking experience hosted by Lela

  1. 4 hours
  2. Hosted in English
Fun for couples
Something to try together.

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.
Other things to note
1) Full meal is included in the ticket price.

2) Current Florida Food Handler certification
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…

What's included

  • Food
    Tropical Flavors - Mostly Medium Spicy - Vegan Options
  • Drinks

Meet your Host, Lela

Host on Airbnb since 2011
  • 511 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 this 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 this 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…
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Where you'll be

Where we'll meet
8360 NW 49th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33351
Lauderhill /Fort Lauderdale
This activity takes place in my backyard garden where I grow fragrant organic herbs, some of which we we use in our recipes.

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 511 reviews.

  • Marshall
    January 2022
    don't even know where to begin. it was simply amazing, we are absolutely going back. she is so awesome, everyone else who attended was Great as well. wish the night didn't end!!!!! thank you and God bless
  • Steven
    January 2022
    Lela was an incredible host. She opened two spots for my brother and I last minute and we instantly felt comfortable in her home. She has an amazing backyard with an awesome garden. Not only did we enjoy learning about the Jamaican food but it also tasted amazing. However, Lela offers more than just her food, she is an inspiration to chat with. We loved listening to her story on coming to America, her tips to living a stress free life, and enjoyed a handful of laughs together. If you are looking for an intimate culinary experience and you are open to trying new things this is a must visit! Thank you Lela for a wonderful night!
  • Allen S
    January 2022
    Lela’s experience was wonderful. We enjoyed snapper, gulf shrimp, pork loin, boned chicken thighs, plantains, cold slaw, roti and rice all with her signature/unique Jamaica recipes. We finished with Jamaican rum cake. Every dish was excellent and we had extra fun learning and being “hands on” as we had a private dinner experience. Highly recommended both for food and for learning from Lela and viewing her gardens.
  • Jenny
    January 2022
    Lela has a wonderful easy-going personality. Her cooking style reminds me of family style cooking where people get together to bond while preparing the food. We had a lot varieties of food ( Chicken, snapper, shrimp, roti, etc.) and Lela is very flexible to accommodate our individual spice level needs. I love her jerk sauce she made from scratch. Great fun experience.
  • Craig
    January 2022
    Lela and all things Lela came through last night in the most understated, magical way…. Her thoughtful preparation, loose yet detailed way she described the mixing and “sitting” of each dish, until it was all laid out on the counter ready for us made the night unforgettable! I would invite more friends my next visit and highly recommend this experience, it was just that, an experience! Well done Lela♥️ Craig
  • Meisha
    January 2022
    To experience an full authentic Jamaican meal with a cultural lesson and recipes made my getaway worth every cent. You should definitely add this experience to your agenda.

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    4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    $68 per person
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    4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    $75 per person
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    4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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