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Asempe Kitchen Catering

Learn to cook from a repertoire of West African cuisine.

Let us do the cooking!

We deliver catered items in half pans for your event (delivery and set up extra). A minimum order of $200 (3-4 items from the menu) with a $100 non-refundable deposit is due when you book your date. The deposit gets deducted from your bill. Asempe Kitchen will travel up to 75 miles from Syracuse, NY for $1.50/mile each way to cater your event.

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Individual Catered Meals

Asempe Kitchen offers individual catered meals with a $40 minimum, (2 dinner plates) on weekends. Text your order by Wednesday of each week to 315-546-4545 with your number of meals and name. Menus are set each week with no chance at customization.

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Catered Event

We deliver catered items in half pans for your event (delivery and set up extra). The minimum order is $200 (3-4 items from the menu). A $100 non-refundable deposit is due when you book your date. This deposit gets deducted from your total bill. Asempe Kitchen will travel up to 75 miles from Syracuse, NY. to cater your event, perform a Food Demo or offer a Culinary Experience.

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Culinary Experience

A Culinary Experience takes many forms. It could be a one-on-one with Owner, Chef Kuukua in your home with you and your family or friends. These start at $100/pp for a 3-course meal including prep and clean up. A Culinary Experience could be a Cultural presentation about the foods of Ghana, interspersed with music and a food demonstration to your organization or institution. These start at $500 for up to 20 people. After 20 people, the fee is $20 per each additional guest. Adult and children groups welcome.

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Cooking Classes

The Cooking Classes are our most popular offering. They range from small 2-4 guests in Chef Kuukua's home in Cortland for $55 to 2-10 guests in the guest's home for $75/pp . 12 guests at Salt City Market Teaching Kitchen on the last Sundays of the month. Tickets purchased through Simpletix (West Africa on a Plate). You may also schedule chef Kuukua to do a mix of catering, a demo, and cooking class at your celebration or event.

The Asempe Kitchen Menu

Choose from a repertoire of West African dishes including:

Nkatsi Nkwan (Peanut soup) (a marrying of curry and satay)

Red-Red (stewed black-eyed peas)

Egusi (stewed spinach with melon seeds)

Gari Fotor (gari/yucca couscous stir-fry)

Tatale (spicy plantain fritters)

Kelewele (seasoned sweet plantains)

Alicha (a fusion of an Ethiopian dish with cabbage and lots of vegetables)

Omomi (stewed okra)

Fufu (plantain dumplings)

*other West African delights suggestions welcome