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Vegetarian Ethiopian Cookery Class with Sefanit | Family Style | LONDON

September 6 @ 6:15 pm - 8:45 pm

Chef Sefanit will teach you some of her favourite Ethiopian dishes followed by a sit down meal

Nothing beats a home-cooked meal shared with family! And this is what inspires our Family Style Cookery Classes, 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!

Your class will be led by our wonderful Chef Sefanit from Ethiopia at the Holdspace in London.

At our Family Style Cookery Classes, you will be grouped with other participants and prepare dishes together as a team. Think of Sefanit 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 Sefanit will share stories about their food and culture, and explain how to prepare each of the dishes so you come away with some new cooking tricks and inspiration from Ethiopia. You will also be emailed the recipes after the class.

Sefanit is part of our new chef chohort 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 spefic ditary requirments, please wait until the allergen information has been released to book into this class.

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

  • Azifa (Brown Lentil Salad)
  • Gomen (Sauteed Spring Greens)
  • Fossolia And Carrot (Fried Green Beans and Carrot)
  • Misir Wot (Red Lentil Stew)
  • Ayeb (Linseed or Brown Flaxseed Salad)
  • Telba Fitfit (Ethiopian Soft Cheese)

This menu is vegetarian. 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 Sefanit:

” Hello, My name is Sefanit and I am Ethiopian. I was born in the northern part of Ethiopia and grew up in a beautiful mountainous region. When I first moved to London in 2000, as a young girl, life was difficult. I was alone and I found it hard to adjust. I’ve had some ups and downs but I’m now settled and London is my home. I live here with my 11-year old daughter who is the love of my life.

I was lucky to have the chance to return regularly to Ethiopia and to learn to cook with my mother and grandmother. Ethiopia is a big part of my life. The colours, smells and community of my childhood are still with me and in me. In Ethiopia, food is everything and I can think of nothing better than sharing my delicious vegan and vegetarian food and culture with you.”

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

  • 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.


Holdspace Wynford Hall
Risinghill St, London, N19SY
London, N19SY GB
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