HERE'S WHAT'S ON THE MENU.

Whether you're looking to improve your cooking skills, learn about global flavors or just searching for a community of cooking enthusiast our online cooking classes are perfect for you.

Choose from a series of delicious recipes and culinary programs below.

savory | rich | fragrant

CARIBBEAN TOMATO CHOKA SOUP W/ GRILLED CHEESE.

Corporate cooking class in partnership with "Ada Experiences"

Immerse yourself in the vibrant flavors of Southern Caribbean cuisine! Master the art of crafting a rich and savory Caribbean-style tomato soup, accompanied by a golden grilled cheese sandwich that will surely delight your palate.

We’ll explore the cultural significance of the velvety tomato choka base and gain insights into the role that a classic cheese paste plays in Caribbean gatherings.
This class caters to all skill levels and is a guaranteed educational and enjoyable experience for everyone.

I'm ready to cook

fruity | smoky | earthy

PARADISE TACOS W/ PLANTAIN TORTILLAS.

Corporate cooking class in partnership with "Ada Experiences"

Elevate your Tuesday nights with these tropical BBQ Jackfruit Tacos with Mango Guac and homemade Plantain Tortillas. Chef Lee will guide you through tips and tricks to transform humble jackfruit into a succulent, meaty filling infused with smoky flavors that even the most devoted carnivores will ask for seconds!

We’ll also make a creamy mango-guacamole and soft plantain tortillas to add an extra layer of authenticity to our culinary creation.
Whether you are a seasoned cook or a kitchen novice, this class is tailored to accommodate all skill levels for an exceptional experience for everyone.

I'm ready to cook

"The cuisines of the Southern Caribbean are an untapped culinary basket waiting to be explored and savored. I am elated to bring you along with me as we unearth customs and recipes that are so unique and influential. See you at my next experience!"

-CHEF LEE

more than a cooking class

WHY CHOOSE OUR CLASSES?

Our classes are more than just a one-off virtual meeting; it's a celebration of culture. Each class is curated to feed your curiosity, nurture your relationship with food and global flavors, all while refining your cooking skills.

  • Expert Instructor: Learn from a professional Chef with an innate passion for and expertise in healthy Caribbean cooking.
  • Cultural Immersion: It’s not just about cooking; it’s about experiencing firsthand the influence of Caribbean recipes and stories.
  • Community Building: Connect with a community of like-minded culinary enthusiasts.
A picture of Leeonney Bentick, plant-based chef and hormone health coach

CARIBBEAN GIRL & HEALTH ENTHUSIAST

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR.

Aye neighbor! I'm Chef Lee, culinary artist and health coach specializing in Southern Caribbean cuisine. I was born and raised on the beautiful island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and have experienced firsthand how our indigenous recipes bring communities together. With culinary training from the Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, I am honored to have shared my recipes and cooking skills at the James Beard House, Baltimore Museum of Arts and various food publications.

EXPERT SKILLS:

  • Professional flavor builder
  • Fluent 'ole talker' - Caribbean term for 'storyteller'
  • Health & wellness lover
  • Avid Kombucha sipper

Are you ready to join me on this culinary journey?

F.A.Qs

Are these 1:1 or group classes?

At this time we are only hosting group classes starting at 8 guests minimum and up to 20 guests maximum. These classes are perfect for Corporate events, team building exercises and virtual social gatherings. Our 1:1 classes and signature cooking course will be launched later on this year, please subscribe to stay updated.

What skill level is required to participate in the cooking classes?

Our Caribbean cooking classes are designed to accommodate a wide range of skill levels, from beginners to experienced home cooks. Whether you're new to Caribbean cuisine or already have some culinary expertise, our classes provide clear and easy-to-follow instructions. We break down the techniques and recipes step by step, ensuring that everyone can enjoy and learn from the experience.

What equipment and ingredients do I need to have on hand for the online cooking classes?

We provide a list of required equipment and ingredients for each class in advance. Typically, you'll need basic kitchen utensils like knives, pots, pans, and a stove or oven. As for ingredients, we focus on using readily available items and can suggest substitutions when necessary. We want our classes to be accessible, so you'd rarely need any specialized or hard-to-find ingredients.

How long are the online Caribbean cooking classes, and can I watch them at my own pace?

Our cooking classes typically run for about 60-75 minutes, depending on the complexity of the recipe. After purchasing a class, you'll receive your recipe card (includes shopping list, prep list and full recipe) and the class link. Because these classes are currently in real-time (live), there are no playbacks available.

Can I ask questions or seek clarification during the online cooking classes?

Absolutely! We encourage interaction and questions during our online cooking classes. You can use the chat or comment feature to ask questions, seek clarifications, or share your experiences with the instructor and fellow participants. We believe that active engagement enhances the learning experience and helps ensure your success in recreating each delicious recipe at home.

What if I miss my class, can I get a refund?

We understand that life happens. If you aren't able to make your scheduled class, then feel free to reach out at least 14 days before your class date to receive a refund. Please note that "Caribbean Tomato Choka Soup" and "Paradise Tacos" classes are in partnership with "Ada Experiences" and we will abide by their refund policy. All other classes and courses, please see "Terms and Conditions" for refund policy.