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Nassau: Authentic Bahamian Cooking Class with Lunch

Tours Meet the Locals Dinner Package Food & Drinks Sightseeing Tours Wheelchair Accessible Medium-risk activities

Go behind the scenes and prepare a traditional 3-course authentic Bahamian feast with a local chef using seasonal ingredients in a 5-Star kitchen.


  • Meet the charismatic Chef Bowe who will dazzle you with his charm and many stories of his time spent in a Bahamian kitchen
  • Be educated on the fundamentals of traditional Bahamian cooking techniques
  • Experience cooking and eating in a top-rated 5 star kitchen and restaurant
  • Enjoy your 3-course meal in the company of your guide and your fellow cooks
  • Bring home a collection of local recipes to enjoy for years to come


Take full advantage of your trip to Nassau by spending an afternoon cooking with a local Bahamian Chef. Meet Chef Bowe, Executive Chef at the top rated Graycliff Restaurant, in historic downtown Nassau. Enjoy a unique hands-on opportunity to go inside a 5-star restaurant kitchen. Spend 3.5 amazing hours learning the secrets of making traditional Bahamian specialties using local fresh ingredients. The menu changes seasonally but always includes a popular starter dish, a locally-sourced seafood dish with traditional Bahamian sides, and of course a dessert. Then enjoy the meal you cooked with a chef-selected wine and great company. Begin with a refreshing cocktail and tasty nibbles to get you into the spirit of the islands and fuel you for your time in the kitchen. In each class, you will arrive to find an array of colorful fresh ingredients. Assist the Chef in preparing recipes for your meal. Learn basic cooking techniques and gain an understanding of essential Bahamian ingredients. Chef Bowe with assign each member of the group a specific task and provide individual attention. Food preparation will take approximately 75 minutes. After the prepping portion is completed, you will be led into a private Graycliff Dining Room to sit down and enjoy the beautiful restaurant ambiance and the dishes you prepared with your tour guide and class companions. Your choice of wine or a non-alcoholic beverage with the meal is included. The number of guests is limited to a maximum of 12 to ensure that you receive personalized attention from the chef. In addition to a full belly, you will receive our Eat Nassau Dining Guide, which is a printed guide full of insider’s tips about where to eat in the city and must-eat local foods to sample during your visit. Plus, you will be emailed a recipe booklet to remind you how to recreate Chef’s Bowe’s delicious Bahamian dishes in your own home.  Sample Menu: The class includes welcome nibbles of conch fritters and a cocktail of tropical punch. The meals are served with wine. Bottled ice water is available throughout the class.  Appetizer Bahamian Conch Chowder - chunks of Bahamian conch, vegetables, and herbs in a tomato base topped with signature sherry pepper sauce Entree Fresh Hog Snapper - locally caught fillet broiled with native limes, bell peppers, onions, and garden thyme Served with Peas N Rice, Embellished Coleslaw, and Traditional Bahamian Macaroni and Cheese Dessert Bahamian Guava Duff - sweet island dough-lined with local guava fruit and topped with rum butter sauce


Friendly and knowledgeable tour guide Insider guide to eating in Nassau Welcome cocktail and nibbles Private cooking class at the 5-Star Restaurant of Graycliff Estate with Executive Chef Bowe Authentic Bahamian lunch meal of 3 courses and wine and intermezzo in restaurant dining room Recipes to take home
Pick up or drop-off at your accommodation Additional drinks purchased at the bar Gratuities (optional)

Important Information

  • Participants must be 13 years or older
  • This tour is wheelchair accessible
  • We can accommodate all dietary requirements but you must inform us of these prior to the class
  • The class requires a minimum of 6 guests to run or can be booked as a private experience
  • We recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes
  • Restrooms are available throughout the class
  • Ice water is available throughout the class

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