Island Cooking with AfroChef Lela

Lauderhill /Fort Lauderdale , United StatesPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Lela

  1. 4 hours
  2. Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Caribbean cuisine
Includes food and drinks

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
  • 451 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

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 451 reviews.

Leah
October 2021
The absolute best experience I’ve ever booked and definitely an added must do when visiting the area. Chef Lela is like the Auntie I’ve always wanted and she made me feel like family. Tried amazing food and met some amazing new friends! 100% recommend!!
Tareva
October 2021
The whole experience was amazing! The food was so delicious and Lela was an awesome hostess. She was so kind and you could tell that the food she prepared was made with love. We truly enjoyed the experience, the stories of her heritage, the food, and the new friends that we made during our dinner.
Erika
October 2021
First off , If I could give more than 4 stars that's what this experience would be rated. I booked a private dinner for me and 4 of my girlfriends for my 40th birthday. Lela was an excellent host & chef. The atmosphere was so relaxing and inviting inside and out. She was very knowledgeable about the dishes we were making and such an engaging story-teller. The correspondence during booking and throughout the experience was clear and nothing left to surprise. She even made sure to arrange a menu that catered to my shellfish/seafood allergy as well as vegan options all the while keeping the entire spread diverse. All and all , it's worth every penny and you won't get authentic Jamaican food better than this in Ft. Lauderdale I'm sure. We arrived as guests and left feeling like family. Please book the Lela experience and see for yourself!
Kimberly
October 2021
Lela was AMAZING!! I wish she was in Dallas!! I’ve never had any FOOD so good! Every dish was fresh and flavorful. It was like being with family talking and laughing over GREAT food. We’re contemplating our next visit just for Lelas cooking! Y’all don’t even hesitate.. get a taste of Jamaica right in Florida. Everything from the patio oasis complete with coconut tree to the beautiful potted plants and furniture, the Island vibe was thick and authentic. Thank you Lela for an EXCELLENT evening ((hugs))
Tammy
October 2021
We had a wonderful time. We were greeted like family the minute we showed up. Lela opened the door with a smile and a welcome. We were escorted in and told to sit back and relax. Lela explained everything she was doing and told to s of stories along the way. She has such a great personality and a warm heart. She genuinely wants to learn about you and cooks some out of this world food. My first experience with Jamaican food and I was blown away. She keeps the conversation going among herself and the other guests. Absolutely incredible.
Omar
October 2021
This is definitely a worthy experience, my wife loved it, i loved it. It was exactly what we were looking for. It literally almost feels like your in jamaica with the childhood stories she shares, the music and to top it all off, lelas’ backyard….wow. Just wow. Definitely go, don’t think twice about it. Just go.

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  • Thu, 28 Oct
    16:00 - 20:00
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    £50 per person
  • Fri, 29 Oct
    16:00 - 20:00
    Join 2 other guests
    £50 per person
  • Sat, 30 Oct
    16:00 - 20:00
    Join 4 other guests
    £50 per person
  • Fri, 5 Nov
    16:00 - 20:00
    £50 per person
  • Sat, 6 Nov
    16:00 - 20:00
    Join 2 other guests
    £50 per person
  • Mon, 8 Nov
    16:00 - 20:00
    £50 per person
  • Thu, 11 Nov
    16:00 - 20:00
    Join 5 other guests
    £50 per person
  • Fri, 12 Nov
    16:00 - 20:00
    This time is popular
    £50 per person

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 your needs to be accommodated.

Things to know

Guest requirements

You’ll need a photo that matches the one on your ID to confirm who’s actually going on this experience.
Guests must be of legal drinking age to be served alcohol.
Guests ages 18 and up can attend, up to 10 guests in total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practise social distancing.

What to bring

Interest in different types of food experiences
Dress for Florida weather
Cameras allowed
Robust appetite

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.