May 22, 2023

Make Lentil Sambusa

Food Workshop


Learn how to make Ethiopian lentil sambusa with Chef Yohannes Asres as part of Noir Food Experience.

Making Lentil Sambusa



Noir Experience is a Black chef collective showcasing the cuisine of the Black diaspora, from the Caribbean to Africa. The collective partners with local businesses, artists and musicians to create unique culinary experiences. 

Lentil sambusa is a childhood memory of Chef Asres. It’s an African version of the Indian samosa. Children will learn how to make the dough, roll out and fill the pastries and create the delicious filling.

About Chef Yohannes Asres

Yohannes Asres had grown up around his mother’s Ethiopian cuisine, but it wasn’t until the culinary arts program at Thistletown that he began to explore his love for cooking. He is one of the finalists of the Chopped Canada Youth Competition and has moved on to cook at some of the best restaurants in the city. Chef Yohannes is a founding member of the Noir Experience, supporting the Black community and producing events to support local Black chefs.

About Noir Experience

Proudly rooted in Toronto, Canada, Noir Experience is a Black chef collective that challenges the mould of the culinary scene. We’ve created the Noir Experience to elevate Black and underrepresented communities and give all those an equal platform to showcase their culinary skills and create an experience for the public.  

Our chefs are vibrant and diverse, from the Caribbean to Africa. We offer a space for these chefs to thrive, infusing our history and ancestry into every bite. Through our growing network, we partner with local businesses, artists and musicians to create a unique culinary experience of meals with elevated style. 

Dates & Times

May 22
12pm – 1pm
3pm – 4pm

More Info

Parents/Caregivers must remain present in the space for the duration of the workshop.

Please bring a Tupperware/container with you to the workshop to take your delicious food home. Allergy alert; Ingredients will include: Puy lentils, Yukon gold potatoes, red onion, jalapeno, garlic, cilantro, cardamom, basil, cinnamon, pepper, salt, flour, water, olive oil. 

This event has a standby line. Please arrive and check-in for your event 10 minutes prior to the start time. Just before the start of the event, unclaimed seats will be released to the standby line. Late admissions may be allowed at the discretion of the venue. Once a venue reaches capacity, no further ticket holders or standby registrants will be admitted. 


Lakeside Terrace

235 Queens Quay West
Toronto ON

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