Samya was raised in the Middle-East, in she decided to move to London to further her education and career. Since being here in London, she has realized that there isn’t somewhere to get an authentic “home-cooked” Middle-Eastern meal (specifically Lebanese).
There’s more to us than falafels and shawerma. Our cuisine is built around intimate gatherings in the kitchen - mothers, aunts, grandmothers - sharing stories and endless hours of advice, while preparing the “sufra” (or spread of food) composed of delicate and carefully balanced rustic recipes that have been carefully preserved and passed down from generations past. Our cuisine is both generous in substance and abundant in flavor - making it some of the most exquisite food in the world.
We are also very well known for our hospitality, so allow her to share this experience with you. Join Samya for an interactive, collaborative and fun experience where we create clean, flavorful, mouth-watering dishes gathered around our “sufra” at Samya’s Kitchen. Get ready to learn to cook, to eat, and to celebrate the Middle Eastern way!
What to expect at samia's place
What a great night with such an amazing host! I learnt a lot about Middle Eastern cuisine regarding the history of authentic recipes, selecting the right ingredients and the cooking process. The venue was bright and spacious with a well designed interior, and just an easy walk from St.Johns Wood tube station. If you are looking to experience a group cooking class while enjoying delicious food with friends I highly recommend Samya's Middle Eastern Cooking Class.
Went with some colleagues as part of a team building activity was real good fun! Defo recommend.
Samya herself is an easy going spirited chef who knows how bring joy and flavors to the table by creating a balance of socializing while cooking together.
I highly recommend to have this experience, as you learn how to cook easy, healthy and super delicious Lebanese dishes which is very different from the Restaurant dishes.
It is a great place to meet new people as well as team building between colleges, which I see the beauty that it happens naturally alongside wine and dining.
The whole experience is a must !!!
I went with some friends yesterday afternoon and it was a very well spent one! I was pleasantly surprised to see that Samya really cares about the quality of the produce being used in class: everything was organic & free range. We actually learnt how to make 6 whole Middle eastern dishes and luckily the weather was nice so we sat in the beautiful garden and had complimentary wine. The experience was therapeutic and relaxing, Samya sent us the recipes the next day as she really wanted us to be in the present moment and engaged.