I provide Afro Caribbean traditional cooking lessons for a minimum of 2 hours and can be booked singly or in blocks. My lessons cover many loved Caribbean dishes including vegetarian. Lesson is conducted in the client's home or my kitchen which received a 4 star Food Hygiene Rating and I also have a Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Catering. All ingredients and equipment will be provided. You can also book a guided walk around my local Caribbean food suppliers with me. This walk should not be missed especially if you want to understand how to choose quality Caribbean products such has hard food. The walk will take approximately 1.5 hours. Please wear comfortable shoes.
My passions for cooking began when I was 6 years old in Jamaica when my grandmother taught me my first dish. By the time I was in my teens I was selling cooked cakes and juices to Caribbean clubs and retail outlets in Hackney, London. I returned to Jamaica and sold street food.
Back in the UK again, I wanted to give more to my community and I became a Play Group Leader and later qualified as a Therapeutic Counsellor. Now I want to return to my first love of cooking and to share my experience with others to help them create traditional Caribbean meals at home and explore the variety of Caribbean ingredients that are available in UK supermarkets and specialised ethnic food stores.
Tel: +44 (0)2070184022
Mr Hylton Reynolds Head of Grandmas Old Time Cooking Jamaica