Woking Academy

Taste of the Caribbean

Start exploring Caribbean flavours with our sunshine-packed (well, sunny ingredients anyway!) cooking class. We're taking inspiration from Jamaica with an introduction to jerk seasonings, how to cook plantain, rice and peas and more for a delicious Caribbean-style feast.


Thursday Jun 13th 2024

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Places available

Saturday Jun 29th 2024

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Fully booked

Wednesday Jul 10th 2024

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Friday Jul 26th 2024

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Places available

Wednesday Aug 21st 2024

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Places available

What to expect

With our Taste of… classes we want to get you excited about some of the amazing food that’s being cooked all around the world. There’s so much to learn and discover when it comes to regional cuisines, from new flavours to age-old traditions, this is just the starting point for many more kitchen adventures to come. 

Jerk chicken is one of the most well-known dishes to come out of the Caribbean and our easy version is inspired by some of the classic herbs and spices that are found in traditional Jamaican recipes. By learning about the balance of fiery Scotch Bonnet chillies with aromatic thyme and picquant allspice, you'll be ready to explore more recipes in your own kitchens.

To complete our Caribbean-style feast, you'll also be cooking up fantastic sides including fried plantain, and finish with something fruity, sweet and probably soaked in rum! This class will barely scratch the surface of the incredible food that can be found across the various islands, but we know it will inspire you to want to cook more!

Class details

3-hour classes: Starting 9.30am, 11am or 1pm (please check individual booking)

Arrive up to 30 minutes before your class to check in at reception and there’s no rush at the end – you might be too busy eating your delicious dishes!

Class size: Maximum 10-12 guests, some elements may require working in pairs with a classmate, don’t worry if you’ve come alone – it’s a great way to meet new people and have a laugh

Typical recipes and skills (we’ll cook the best available on the day, so we might surprise you!):

  • Introduction to jerk seasoning, looking at combinations of herbs and spices
  • Jerk chicken or vegetarian alternative
  • Sides such as rice and peas, fried plantain or mango slaw
  • A tropical fruit dessert such as rum fritters with bananas, pineapple or coconut

What’s included

  • Expert guidance from our chef teacher and assistants
  • All ingredients and equipment
  • Gordon Ramsay Academy apron to wear in class
  • Recipe wallet and class recipes
  • Refreshments throughout the class 
  • Takeaway containers to take your creations home in (although feel free to bring your own or a cool bag if travelling far)