Inside the kitchen of TriniSoul, students get the opportunity to face down the scotch bonnet—a lantern-shaped pepper that smolders with 50 times more heat than a jalapeño. The heavy-duty pepper is just one of the extraordinary ingredients introduced to students by Chef D, a Caribbean native who holds court during cooking classes that center around the recipes she grew up enjoying. Her foray into culinary instruction started as a few simple classes on the cuisine of Trinidad and Tobago, but her teaching style developed a rabid following, and Chef D's curriculum has grown to cover many types of Caribbean cuisine as well as American-style soul fare. More than 6,000 students have enrolled in Chef D's classes, which can accommodate groups of up to 24 in TriniSoul's kitchen as well as private instruction in one's own kitchen or properly equipped subway car.
“They were great, it was hands on, I learned stuff and we got to eat at the end. It was awesome and tasty.”
“This was an awesome experience for my husband and I. They were very professional and thorough. We definitely got our money's worth. We are hoping to go back with...”
“This was an awesome experience for my husband and I. They were very professional and thorough. We definitely got our money's worth. We are hoping to go back with another couple to learn some more. I tried the recipes we learned and turned out just as good as they did when we went to the class. They were just Awesome! ”
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