News from Open Table


Open Table is excited to announce that a couple of former students–who are now accomplished chefs–plan to continue teaching classes starting soon! If you’re interested in sending a housekeeper to cook and learn with them, please get in touch at and we’ll let you know about the calendar and menus.

Open Table is also excited to let you know that a cookbook we’ve been working on for the past two years is finally in print! It features stories and recipes from 30 of Nairobi’s most beloved restaurants, from Chowpaty to Sushi Soo to Purdy Arms and many others. If you’re interested in ordering it (it’s $30 USD), send a message to

Happy cooking,



October 26 – 28 Menus

With the arrival of the rainy season, this week’s menus feature lots of comfort food for cool weather: homemade bread, comforting pastas, and rich, delicious desserts.

Wednesday, October 26th (9:00 am – 12:30 pm): Chicken Cacciatore, Baguettes, Deviled Eggs, Caramel Brownies

Thursday, October 27th (9:00 am – 12:30 pm): Duck Confit + Mushroom Sauce, Homemade Bowtie Pasta, Strawberry Salad, Salted Caramels

Friday, October 28th (9:00 am – 12:30 pm): Egg Salad on Honey Oat Sandwich Bread, Roasted Beet & Goat Cheese Salad, Granola Parfaits

Click here to sign up for a class–all are welcome!

What’s Cooking?

Wondering what we’re making at Open Table this week? Glad you asked!

Wednesday, October 19th: Ethiopian! (injera, shiro, spicy lentils, grilled green beans & beets) + toasted coconut cake

Thursday, October 20th: Mashujaa Day–no class

Friday, October 21st: Spinach & mushroom lasagna, focaccia bread, caprese salad, no-bake chocolate cookies

If you want to join (or send your housekeeper), sign up here!

We’re Back!

We’re back and excited for a month filled with tons of different cuisines (Afghan! Japanese! American!). As we settle back into a new school term, now is the perfect time to add some healthy recipes to your family’s collection. Here’s what we’re making this week:

Wednesday, September 7th: Quiche Lorraine, Grilled Eggplant + Pomegranate, Double Chocolate Cake

Thursday, September 8th: Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Hush Puppies, Deviled Eggs, Rice Krispie Treats

Friday, September 9th: Gnocchi w/ Pesto & Caramelized Onions, Roasted Carrot Salad, Lemon Poppyseed Pound Cake

Want to sign up? Fill out this form.

On Holiday

Open Table is on holiday from August 27th-September 4th. We’ll get started with classes again from September 7th. Take a look at the September class calendar and start getting excited about what’s coming up!



What’s Cooking?

If you’re traveling in August, now is a great time to send a housekeeper for a cooking intensive! This week, we’re making:

Thursday, August 24th: Lamb Gyros + Tzatziki Sauce, Twice Baked Potatoes, Banana Cream Pie
Friday, August 25th: Vegetarian Thai Curry, Coconut Sticky Rice, Crêpes + Roasted Apples and Ice Cream

Want to sign yourself or your housekeeper up for a class? Fill out a sign up form here.

Early Childhood Nutrition, Round 2

In March, Open Table partnered with Strong Start Nanny Training to offer Early Childhood Nutrition classes for nannies. After getting tons of positive feedback about the course, we’re thrilled to announce that a second round will be starting on Saturday, May 14th!

The course consists of four sessions, which take place on Saturday mornings from 9:00-12:00. In class, we cover nutritional basics, serving sizes, allergies, pickiness, special diets, and strategies for positive mealtimes, as well as much more. In each class, we also prepare 3-4 dishes designed to appeal to little ones without sacrificing nutritional value. Students receive activities and recipes to practice at home.

The cost per 4-week course is just 8,000/-. Spots are limited, so get in touch with us at if you’d like to reserve a spot for your nanny!