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Address: Grande Riviere | North region of island, Castries, St. Lucia
Phone Number:
+1 250-428-6021
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Tue 10:00 - 13:00
Thu 10:00 - 13:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Authentic food for curious travellers. Enjoy authentic St Lucian cuisine in...

Authentic food for curious travellers. Enjoy authentic St Lucian cuisine in this fun, friendly and interactive cooking classes held at a family-run tropical garden and farm. Learn to cook authentic dishes in an open air Creole Kitchen while cooking on coal pots made from volcanic clay then eat your lunch out of a calabash bowl with a coconut spoon!

The Little Lucian Cooking School is designed in a relaxed setting for your complete enjoyment....The island way. Set your internal clock to island time and be prepared for a culinary adventure which will excite your taste buds and leave you tingling all over! Choose our Authentic Caribbean Cooking class led by local street Chefs with a tropical garden tour and let the adventure begin! The only culinary training our chefs have is at the apron of their grandmother! In that case meet Matilda or Mamu (grandmother) who will teach you the family recipe for coconut cake...And that means authentic delicious food.

Master Chef or novice don't worry, our sessions are fun-filled, informative and designed for mixed abilities. So whether you bring the gang together to explore St. Lucia's distinctive culture, are on island for a bit of couple's romance cruising near the Pitons, or flying solo, book your place today for an unforgettable experience.

Authentic, authentic and more authentic! Caribbean Cooking class on a Beautiful Saint Lucian family farm....This is the foodie tour! Weekly 10 am to 1 pm...Lunch included!

This 3 hour adventure in a unique natural setting includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, refreshments and a local tropical garden tour. Take a short taxi ride arranged by your concierge or rent a car and come to where all the action takes place. Be sure to add your travel time to the 3 hours...our charming team has so much to show you, you will need all 3 hours. $80 USD per person. This culinary adventure should be booked on-line one week in advance but will always try to accommodate if you let us know. Please contact us with the form provided on our website or click our book now button. We will get back to you right away.

Our Authentic Caribbean cooking class includes local refreshments,breakfast,snacks and an authentic Saint Lucian lunch plus so many cultural extras. Please book this class by visiting our website.

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Best culinary experience by far!

We have experienced many food trips/cooking experiences over the years but this by far is top of the list! I If we hadn't been eavesdropping we wouldn't have found this little... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Newport, United Kingdom
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Newport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have experienced many food trips/cooking experiences over the years but this by far is top of the list! I If we hadn't been eavesdropping we wouldn't have found this little gem. The cookery school is less then a ten minute taxi from The Halcyon Sandals hotel and the activity only lasts three hours. If you are hoping for induction... More 

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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an exceptional time at the Little Lucian Cooking School. Cooking authentic food the authentic way - and then getting to eat the fruits of your labor. A must see for anyone visiting St. Lucia. Glenn

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After seeing all the good reviews we thought we had to try it!! It is a lovely little place. We got a taxi from our hotel in Castries and we got there within 10 minutes. Immediately felt welcome. The breakfast they give is amazing and then we spent some time chopping up the "secret ingredients" to go in with the... More 

Thank JenLethal
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Matilda and her family were so friendly and welcoming. It rained most of the morning, but still got to enjoy an outdoor cooking experience, as they just moved the charcoal cooking station under the grass canopy so it didn't really take away from the experience. Note: Come hungry! lots of food, and very filling. Beautiful food, lovely people, lovely way... More 

Thank Dana G
Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

Let me preface this review with a few things. 1) I am an unapologetic foodie. 2) I believe that the best part of traveling is experiencing different cultures and foods. 3) We were staying at Sandals Halcyon which was great, but did very little to honor St. Lucian culture/cuisine, so we were desperate for something authentic. Okay, ready? My husband... More 

Thank Hayley S
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

My 14-year old daughter and I weren't sure what to expect from a traditional, home-cook experience with local sourced produce. Matilda and Mary led us through a fabulous morning of cooking, tasting and learning about St. Lucia. Their cocoa tea far surpassed that served by our resort and my daughter enjoyed the coconut cakes so much she brought them back... More 

Thank MamaBearHelen
Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We spent the day at the Little Lucian cookery school learning to make hot spiced cocoa tea, coconut cakes, green seasoning (a wonderful sauce that can be used on anything) on tuna fish and a cucumber salad. Matilda was fascinating and had been cooking for years raising a large family. Her knowledge of plants, bush medicine and cookery was impressive.... More 

Thank Katie C
Coral Springs, Florida
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Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

We had the great pleasure of meeting Manu and Marie and learning how to cook St Lucian style. These women made us feel like family and the food was phenomenal. It was the best experience....learning to cook on coal and all the preparation that goes into it. Thank you ladies...we will see you again. DO NOT MISS THIS!

Thank Karen C
porto heli, greece
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

We couldn't have been made to feel more welcome! We were allowed to get involved with the cooking as much or as little was we wanted. We learned a lot about the incredible produce grown at the kitchens, got to try a lot of new flavours & fruits direct from the tree! The cooking was great but the best part... More 

Thank poseidonsailors
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

The Little Lucian was a great way to meet the culture of St. Lucia. We chose this class because they use the traditional clay pots. Come hungry because Chef Matilda and Chef Marie will start feeding you as soon as you arrive. We felt like family and learned a lot about the Secret Six ingredients.

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