A Typical Menu

    • Cocktails : A local juice and Nicole's Old Fashioned Rum Punch
    • Appetizer : Coconut Crisps and Green Plantain Chips with Pineapple Salsa
    • Main Course : Jerk Chicken (or Tofu for vegetarians) with Grilled Pineapple, Sweet Plantain Tostones, Red Beans and Rice in Coconut Milk, and a Garden Salad
    • Dessert : Coconut Custard Tart
    • NOTE: This sample menu can vary based on the season, availability and requests.

All About Jerk Cooking Class


Jerk cooking is an authentic Jamaican way to cook meat. Whether it is pork, chicken, beef or fish, the meat is cooked over an open fire or on a barbecue grill.

The seasoning is made up of local/regional spices like scallions, onion, thyme, pimento (all spice), cinnamon, nutmeg, peppers and salt. The first taste of jerked food is hot with pepper, and as you eat the flavors of all he other spices mingle in your mouth giving an explosion of flavor. It is for this reason why all the other islands have adopted Jerk.

Jerk is now viewed as a regional food, and everyone has their own special recipe to make jerk seasoning.

In Nicole’s class, Nicole will introduce visitors to all the jerk spices, provide history about jerk, and discuss the various ways jerk seasoning can be used to give your food its own West Indian style when you return home.


We are operating under COVID rules with limited capacity. A minimum of 4 people/class (or the equivalent payment amount) is required for a class. We reserve the right to cancel if the minimum is not met (but will help you every way we can to avoid a cancellation). Private classes can be arranged at any time.

Masks are required while in our home, but do not need to be worn when outside. Since we hold our classes in our home, a proof of vaccination is required to take our classes.

Please let us know if you have any allergies or food sensitivities and contact us if you have any questions.

Reviews for All About Jerk Cooking Class

Minstrels7 Rates Minstrels7 Slough, United Kingdom

"You really must do this!!"

My partner Matt surprised me with a cooking class at Nicole's Table. We pulled up and was welcomed into Nicole & Adam's beautiful home, we then cooked the most amazing Jerk Chicken, Coconut Rice, coconut chips and Plantain Chips (which are to die for) and loads more with Nicole and Connie. I cannot recommend doing this class enough, a really enjoyable experience!! Next time we are in Antigua I think we will be trying the cooking with rum class Thank you Nicole & Adam for inviting us into your home. And Thank you Nicole and Connie for teaching me the impossible of how to cook, I cannot wait to start cooking at home X
Visited September 2016
atl157Rates atl157 Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States

"Absolutely a wonderful experience."

We were there for the Jerk cooking class. We did hands on food prep and followed really relatively simple recipes. Items were fresh and received good cooking tips. We enjoyed a lovely meal in their beutiful home on the top of a mountain that has ocean views on both sides. Highly recommend this experience!!
Visited July 2016
tazmania630Rates tazmania630 pa

"Fantastic food, gorgeous view, delightful people"

Booked the jerk class. It ended up being just the two of us. What a delight. Nicole makes you feel so welcome into her kitchen. We started immediately cooking the food for our lunch. Jerk chicken, beans and rice, plantains with a delightful dipping sauce and coconut custard tart! Excellent and we took the recipes home. It was a great local experience . Connie and Nicole just make you feel at home. If you prefer the non traditional tourist experience this is the place to go
Visited July 2016