Authentic African

Cooking Classes

Cooking Classes

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Embark on a culinary adventure as you learn to craft delectable and thrilling dishes from across the African continent, all in the backdrop of serene mountain views. Join Chef Simone for an extraordinary gastronomic journey through on-site cooking classes located in the picturesque Mount Molloy, nestled in the Port Douglas Hinterland.

Conveniently situated just 35 minutes from Port Douglas and a short 30-minute drive from Mareeba and Mossman, our location offers both accessibility and tranquility. Plus, for our guests staying in Port Douglas resorts, we provide complimentary pickup and drop-off services, ensuring your culinary experience is seamless from start to finish. Let the flavors of Africa and the beauty of the mountains come together for an unforgettable experience.

When: Every Thursday & Saturday

Where: Mount Molloy 4871 QLD

Price: Cooking class $130 per person, transfers available.

Contact us to find out more.

Times & Dates

Join us every Thursday and Saturday for our immersive cooking classes, running from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM. To ensure you get the most out of your experience, we kindly request that you arrive at least 15 minutes before the cooking session commences.

Chef Simone

The heart and soul of our culinary experience is, Chef Simone. With a rich background in African cuisine, Chef Simone’s passion for food has been shaped by her upbringing, surrounded by a diverse tapestry of exotic herbs and spices.

Pricing Details

Our cooking classes are priced at $130 per person, which covers the entire experience. This comprehensive package includes 3.5 hours of immersive African cooking lessons, a delectable lunch featuring the dishes you prepare, and refreshing beverages.

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What’s Included

Transport: from $20 per person (Port Douglas Area)

To make your culinary experience even more convenient, we offer shuttle transport on a commuter bus that comfortably accommodates up to 10 guests. Our goal is to ensure that your journey to and from Port Douglas and Mossman is hassle-free, allowing you to focus on enjoying your time with us.

Booking your transport is simple. You can contact us directly at 0451374727 or 0451372797 to reserve your spot and secure your pick-up and drop-off times for the day. 

Lunch & Refreshments:

As the highlight of your experience, we present a delectable lunch showcasing the African dishes you’ve masterfully prepared during the class. Complementing this feast, we offer a complimentary glass of wine, along with soft drink, beer, and water options, ensuring your meal is perfectly paired to your preferences.

Our communal dining experience takes place on our inviting deck, where all guests gather around a shared table. Here, you can savor your creations, immerse yourself in stunning mountain views, and engage in lively discussions about your culinary discoveries.

Special Dietary Requirements:
(Vegan/Vegetarian/Gluten Free/Allergies)

To ensure a safe and enjoyable experience, kindly inform us of any allergies or specific health requirements when making your reservation.

Our menu predominantly features gluten-free dishes, and we can readily adapt our recipes to cater to your preferences.
To enable us to serve you better, please notify us well in advance if you have any such dietary needs or requirements. 

Limited Availability: 

To ensure an intimate and focused learning environment, our classes are intentionally limited to a maximum of 10 participants per session. This allows us to provide personalized attention, fostering a more immersive and engaging culinary experience. We recommend reserving your spot early to guarantee your place in our small-group cooking classes. This way, you can make the most of your time with us and truly savor the flavors of Africa.

Gift vouchers are available and make a great present. 

Booking Terms & Conditions:

Refunds
We are generally unable to offer a refund, but are happy to assist you in rescheduling your cooking class booking to for another date.

Booking changes/rescheduling:

Please email us at simone@yumyumafrika.com.au to request booking changes. Please notify us at least 5 days before your class.

Late notice and re-booking:

If you are unwell and unable to attend your class, and unable to give us sufficient notice, we would request that you send someone else in your place, if you can.

Group Minimums:

A minimum of 8 guests is required for the class to proceed.
If we do not have this minimum number we reserve the right to cancel/reschedule the class, but we will notify you to make sure it is convenient for you to attend the rescheduled class.

Popular Dishes

Goat Curry //

Our Goat Curry offers intriguing and spicy flavours this is a stew widely consumed in the Caribbean and across Africa

Sweet Potato, Bean
& Coconut Casserole //

Sweet Potato, Bean & Coconut Casserole is a total comfort food and is simply delicious.

Mozambique Chicken //

Spicy African grilled chicken, this Peri Peri Chicken is packed with delicious spicy flavours.

Menu Ideas

An introduction to the rich tapestry of
African condiments, herbs, spices, and sauces,
our menu is designed to transport your
taste buds to the heart of Africa.

African style condiments,
herbs, spices, sauces

Red Stew- traditional sauce base | West African Jollof Rice
Ghanaian Light Soup – optional meats / fish to suit
Moroccan Beef Kofta | Beef Palaver Sauce (may include seafood)
Black Eyed Bean Stew | Sweet Potato and Chickpea Curry
West African Spicy Lamb/Goat Kebab Skewers
Sweet and Spicy Chicken Skewers | Doro Wot (Ethiopian chicken curry)
Shiro Wot (Ethiopian vegetable curry) | South African Lamb/Beef Bobotie
Zanzibar Lamb/Beef & Sweet Potato Curry | Moroccan Lamb Tagine
Moroccan Mixed Vegetable Tagine | Beef Mince & Peanut Kebabs from Northern Nigeria
Spiced Lamb Chops | Beef Curry with Whole Spices
Harissa Chicken | West African Spiced Grilled Chicken
Ghanaian Fish Stew | Spiced Grilled Fish(Snapper/Tilapia)
Adzuki Bean Stew with Smoked fish | Tanzanian Chicken Peanut & Spinach Stew
Rwandan Beans & Sweetcorn Stew with Peanuts | Vegetable & Peanut Stew
Spiced Kidney Bean Stew | Lentil Soup Ethiopian Style
Harissa Hot chilli paste (Moroccan) | Ghanaian Hot chilli Sauce
Ghanaian Chilli Pepper and Shrimp Sambal (Shito)

Traditional side dishes: 

Fufu  |  Banku/Sadza( fermented maize meal dumplings)
Couscous  |  Garri  |  Yam/Potatoes
Injera  |  Rice & Beans (waakye)

Snacks & Desserts

Spiced Banana Fritters
Fried Plantain
Beef & Pine Nuts Briouts
Mandazi (African style doughnuts)
South African Milk Tart
Moroccan Cinnamon Rice Pudding
Tiger Nut Pudding
Papaya Fool
Peanut/Coconut /Sesame Toffee( Brittle)

Drinks

Sobolo (Hibiscus iced tea)
Puha (Tamarind drink)