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Nigerian Cookery Class with Halima | Training Class | LONDON

August 23, 2022 @ 11:45 am - 2:15 pm

In this TRAINING CLASS Halima will teach delicious, authentic Nigerian dishes followed by a sit-down meal.Warm& easy like being with family!

Our new batch of talented Migrateful Chefs are graduating soon and they are now ready to hold practice cookery classes all throughout August!

This particular training class will be led by Chef Halima from Nigeria at the Migrateful Cookery School in Clerkenwell, London.

This will be the first time she will teach the paying public a Family Style Cookery Class, a fun, laid-back homestyle cooking experience. Here, you will learn to prepare different dishes and then enjoy them with people who, like you, fuel our mission of supporting refugee and migrant chefs on their journey to integration. It’s a cookery class with a conscience, like they say!

In this class, you will be grouped with other participants and prepare dishes together as a team. Think of Chef Halima as the head of the family! She will take care of dividing the class into groups, and each group will be responsible for creating one of the dishes. Of course, you are welcome and encouraged to move around during the class to learn about the other dishes being prepared. Throughout the evening, Chef Halima will share stories about her food and culture, and explain how to prepare each of the dishes so you come away with some new cooking tricks and inspiration from Nigeria. You will also be emailed the recipes after the class.

Please note that these are training sessions where we will be testing the dishes, how the class runs and the quantities in the recipes. Think of it like a technical rehearsal at the theatre. This means it may run for longer than a normal class and involve some stop, starting. Our chef training team will also be present to monitor and observe along with volunteers who will help run the class.

At the end of the class, we will ask the participants for feedback, which will be valuable for our chef-in-training’s learning and development especially when they start teaching normal classes.

Halima is part of our new chef cohort and she is currently working with our Chef Development Team to finalise her recipes she will be teaching in her classes. We have provided a sample of dishes which may be included in this class but will confirm closer to the time of the class, including allergen information. If you have specific dietary requirements, please wait until the allergen information has been released to book into this class.

A sample menu of the dishes that will be taught includes:

  • Ewa ati Ogede (Beans and Plantain Pottage)
  • Obe Dindin (Fried Stew)
  • Obe Egusi (Melon Soup)
  • Iyan (Pounded Yam)
  • Puff Puff (Fried dough)
  • Iresi Elepo(Village Rice)

This menu contains meat (chicken, beef) and fish . Allergens include: To be confirmed.

Please let us know if you have any specific dietary requirements so our team is aware ahead of the class but kindly note that we will not be substituting any ingredients to accommodate dietary needs so please only book into classes that suit your dietary preferences and needs. Allergen information or this class will be released closer to the class time. Please see our Food and Allergen Policy when booking into the class for more information.

A message from our Chef Halima:

“My name is Halima and I am originally from the Southern part of Nigeria. Nigeria is famous for its vibrant and friendly energy usually expressed through Pidgin English, a grammatically simplified or “broken” version of English spoken on the streets.

In Nigeria, I was an HR manager and ran my own catering company before I sought refuge in the UK. It was a huge journey to restart my life here.I currently live with my son and we are at peace and happier than we have ever been. When I’m not at Migrateful, I volunteer at my local Oxfam shop.

My passion for cooking comes from my mum. She once wanted to have a catering business of her own.I was an early bird in my mum’s kitchen helping her from age 8; her little assistant if you may. Being a really curious person, I wanted to try and cook more. When I cook I always hear my mum’s voice. My favourite dishes to cook are Poundo Yam and native Jollof Rice, both really delicious Nigerian specialties. I love cooking because food brings people together and I love seeing how happy people are when they eat my food. I also hope to inspire other women to pursue their passions and to live freely and happily.”

We’re excited to have you in the class! Please take note of a few final reminders:

  • Unlike normal classes, training classes cannot be booked using gift vouchers. We are also unable to accommodate any ticket transfers from non-training classes.
  • We will not be able to cater to any dietary requirements nor substitute any ingredients to accommodate dietary needs so please only book into classes that suit your dietary preferences and needs. Please see our Food and Allergen Policy when booking into the class for more information.
  • We sell Migrateful aprons that you can purchase either when booking your ticket (pick it up at the event) or before the cookery class starts at the venue. They cost £18 per apron. Please note we only accept card payments.
  • We will send you a reminder email 3 days before the class takes place that will include our In-Person Class COVID-19 Policy. You can also find more information on our website and social media pages.
  • This small-scale class for 12 participants is not socially distanced. For those seeking a COVID-secure cookery class, please see our events online.
  • Payments made through Paypal can take up to 48 hours to have the order confirmed. To guarantee your spot in a cookery class we recommend using a debit or credit card.
  • We only process refunds and ticket transfers if we are notified 7 days before the class takes place.


Migrateful Cookery School
Corporation Row
London, England EC1R 0HU United Kingdom
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