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 special 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 so we might need to consolidate classes if a given day has only 2 people.  We ask for your understanding. That said, if you want a private class, one can be arranged at any time via email.

Masks, and frequent hand washing, are required while in our home, but do not need to be worn when outside.

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, UK

"You really must do this!!"

September 2016 - 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.
atl157 Rates atl157 | Carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA

"Absolutely a wonderful experience."

July 2016 - 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!!
tazmania630 Rates tazmania630 | Pennsylvannia, USA

"Fantastic food, gorgeous view, delightful people"

July 2016 - 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