Cooks teach by using a hands-on approach, which is more effective than mailing students a box filled with flour, eggs, some matches, and a note that says "cookies?" Get your hands dirty with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $45 for a three-hour adult Caribbean cooking class for two (up to a $190 value)
- $25 for a three-hour adult Caribbean cooking class for one (up to a $95 value)
TriniSoul's seasoned chef, Bryan, and Trinidad-born Chef D tutor budding cooks in proper Caribbean culinary techniques mixed with southern soul influences, showing group classes how to dice and apportion ingredients and arrange finished meals. The Taste of Haiti class covers staples such as fried, seasoned pork, Haitian black rice, and plantains. Alternatively, a roti-making class teaches hands to knead and roll dough and make some curries.
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.