Island Cooking with AfroChef Lela

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

Cooking experience hosted by Lela

4 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This Host 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
  • 441 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 441 reviews.

Jermaine
September 2021
Lela is beyond outstanding at everything she does in this experience. If you are looking for outstanding food, stories and an overall great experience, then this is definitely the experience for you.
Denise
September 2021
This is another great experience! I am an returning guest. My cousin and I were so impressed with her the first time we went (over a year ago), that this time we brought friends with us so they can experience her greatness! She is a fantastic host. My friends loved it!! We will be back again for our third experience. ha
Alyssa
September 2021
Ms. Lela was amazing. She was extremely welcoming with us in her home. We brought our children but next time I'd go with just my husband because it's a more intimate vibe. However, she engaged really well with the kids too. Her wisdom, storytelling, and knack for just getting life right really draw you to her. Then the food put the icing on the cake. The most delicious Caribbean food I've ever had. Melts in your mouth. If I could give 10 stars I would. Ms. Lela deserves a documentary.
Ashanté
September 2021
I want to preface by saying that my family and I originally had a trip to Jamaica planned and last minute issues due to covid forced us to change our plans/tickets to Ft. Lauderdale instead. I happened upon Lela's experience while looking for fun activities in Ft. Lauderdale and thought a Jamaican dinner might help make up for not actually being in Jamaica, and we were not disappointed! Lela's home is beautiful! And she welcomes you like family. She broke down each dish she was going to make for us, explained each ingredient, and told us stories of her life both in Jamaica and in Ft. Lauderdale all while making our delicious meal. There were two other ladies enjoying the experience who we instantly bonded with, and it felt like sharing a meal and conversations with old friends we had known for years! Lela made us feel so comfortable, and we felt so lucky to be welcomed into her home and enjoying her food. EVERY DISH WAS AN EXPERIENCE! If we ever return to Ft. Lauderdale, we will definitely be visiting Lela again!
Jenny
September 2021
Incredible experience!!! Lela presents a beautiful and extraordinary dinner, while showing us how to prepare the delicious food. Her personality is electric, welcoming us into her home and making us feel like family. Every dish she made, jerk chicken and pork, curry shrimp, cole slaw, black beans and rice, fish with a wonderful sauce, fried plantains, all finished off with homemade pineapple sorbet! I honestly cannot say enough about Lela! We had the pleasure of meeting new friends, creating lasting friendships, all while enjoying food that was beyond spectacular. Thank you Lela for opening your home, feeding us physically and emotionally. This is an experience we will not soon forget!
George
September 2021
My wife and I loved everything that she prepared during our dinnner. We will booked this cooking experience again when we return to Ft. Lauderdale in the future.

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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 cancelled 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.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Interest in different types of food experiences

Dress for Florida weather