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OTAO kitchen

OTAO kitchen

location_on Melbourne

4.8 (626)
Instagram followers4k


ABOUT US

Otao kitchen is a cooking school and event space with a mission for people to come together to cook, connect, celebrate. We believe cooking and eating should be an experience, not just a meal. We created Otao kitchen as an extension of our passions to cook, share and inspire.

EXPERT IN COOKING CLASSES

Otao kitchen was launched in Melbourne, Australia in July 2014, with the goal of celebrating the rich and varied cooking experiences of Melbourne’s immigrant multicultural communities. Its founder, Chef Ha Nguyen, originally from Hanoi shares his passion for food, instructing customers in the exotic diaspora of Asian and around the world cuisine.

WHAT WE DO BEST?

Today our guests can get inspired by cooking with our local and international chefs, listen to their cooking and travel experiences in Asia and around the world and bring some cooking and cultural tips and tricks home. With the nods at the diversity of communities within Melbourne, Otao kitchen features an array of global food experiences from Indian to Japan to Mexico and more.

In 2020 with the challenge of global Covid 19 pandemic, we set out to capture the curriculum of our hands-cooking classes and deliver it online to home cooks in Australia and across the world to guide you to cooking success and better health.

Products and services: cooking master classes, private and corporate events, catering and event services, kid and school programs, and gift vouchers.






Classes


Dumpling Cooking Class

4.9 (200)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Abbotsford

1 to 60

label $99 - $298

Thai Cooking Class

4.8 (44)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Abbotsford

1 to 20

label $197 - $354

Native Australian Cooking Class

4.9 (39)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Abbotsford

1 to 80

label $197 - $354

Italian Cooking Class

4.5 (24)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Abbotsford

1 to 40

label $197 - $354

Spanish Cooking Class

5.0 (8)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Abbotsford

1 to 20

label $197 - $354

Mexican Cooking Class

4.7 (17)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Abbotsford

1 to 20

label $197 - $354

Japanese Cooking Class

4.8 (44)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Abbotsford

1 to 40

label $197 - $354

Vietnamese Cooking Class

5.0 (27)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Abbotsford

1 to 20

label $197 - $354

Pizza Making Master Class

4.8 (20)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Abbotsford / Mobile

1 to 40

label $149

Chinese Cooking Class

5.0 (3)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Abbotsford

1 to 20

label $197 - $354

Asian Vegan Cooking Masterclass

5.0 (1)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Abbotsford

1 to 20

label $197 - $354

Indian Cooking Class

4.4 (8)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Abbotsford

1 to 20

label $197 - $354

Korean Cooking Class

5.0 (5)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Abbotsford

1 to 20

label $197

Asian Street Food Cooking Class

4.5 (14)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Abbotsford

1 to 20

label $197 - $354

Quick and Tasty Asian Cooking Class

5.0 (2)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Abbotsford

1 to 40

label $105 - $109

Greek Cooking Class

5.0 (2)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Abbotsford

1 to 15

label $197

Moon Cake Making Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Abbotsford

1 to 15

label $119 - $219

Dim Sum Masterclass

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Abbotsford

1 to 15

label $99 - $197

Latin American Cooking Master Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Abbotsford

1 to 15

label $395

Parents and Kids Cooking

4.5 (2)

10 to 16 years

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Abbotsford

1 to 20

label $125 - $250

Sri Lankan Cooking Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Abbotsford

1 to 15

label $354

NDIS Social Cooking Class

4.0 (1)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Abbotsford

1 to 15

label $354

School Holiday Cooking Workshop

5.0 (1)

10 to 16 years

date_range Tue 1 Oct, 10am

location_on Abbotsford

1 to 15

label $129 - $465

Cooking Class for Team Building

5.0 (1)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Abbotsford / Mobile

10 to 60

label $149 - $197

Team Cooking Challenge Workshop: Corporate Kindness

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Abbotsford

10 to 20

label $197

Ultimate Bucks Party Cooking Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Abbotsford

10 to 15

label $149 - $197

Team Challenge Masterchef Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Abbotsford

10 to 15

label $245

Asian Cooking Class and Market Experience

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Melbourne

10 to 15

label $368

Pop Up Cooking Class: Around the World

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Abbotsford / Mobile

10 to 15

label $3,650

Make Chinese Dumplings at Home with an Ingredients Kit

4.7 (53)

date_range Runs regularly

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

1 to 40

label $197

Learn Native Australian Cooking with Gin Tasting

4.8 (5)

date_range Runs regularly

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

1 to 15

label $197

Make Sushi at Home

5.0 (4)

date_range Runs regularly

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

1 to 15

label $197

Pasta Making at Home

5.0 (3)

date_range Runs regularly

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

1 to 15

label $197

Mexican Cooking at Home

date_range Runs regularly

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

1 to 15

label $197

Make Ramen at Home

4.4 (9)

date_range Runs regularly

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

1 to 15

label $197

Vietnamese Cooking at Home

5.0 (1)

date_range Runs regularly

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

1 to 15

label $197

Virtual Cooking Experience for Team Building

4.7 (3)

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

10 to 40

label $197 - $795

Venues




Meet Otao Kitchen


Don your apron at Otao Kitchen, be inspired to connect with food and celebrate flavours of the world, right in the heart of Melbourne.


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Reviews

(626)


Laura Luca Jul 2024


We had such a great time. Aman the teacher was lovely, the space was bright n clean, the company was lovely and the food was truly delicious. A sun morning and lunch well spent

Sarah Jones Jul 2024


Well organized and laid out when you arrived and very clear instructions.

The dumplings were delicious so there was a great sense of achievement.

Also, the teacher was very hospitable when my family turned up to collect me.

I would definitely recommend this course and can’t wait to make more dumplings when I get home!

Grace Hann Jul 2024


I wouldn't even give it 1 star! What a disappointment. They advertised for a hands on Italian cooking class where you will learn and be informed from an expert chef. This is NOT the case. If they think flame grilling a raw cut of pork with a BUTANE TORCH and serving it with premixed sludge and a sprinkle of already grated radish is ITALIAN FOOD then they have got to be taking the piss!! The so called expert gave no consideration to the plate up btw! Just slapped it all together. Looked disgusting. I'm sure it would have reflected this in taste.
NO PIZZA base was taught and I chose to go against the rest of the taught class and hand cut my pasta as Pappardelle. Because apparently (according to the man instructing up front) fettuccini out of an avanti pasta machine is the same size as pappardelle for this class. :')
I don't need to go into detail about the CANNED TOMATO SAUCE and FROZEN ALREADY COOKED (in water no oil or seasoning) BRISKET that the teacher prepared for everyone behind the scenes. Also if you were like me who entered this course to learn how to cook a ragu... again do not book this course! No meat will be cooked. Also you had one serve of cheddar cheese :') Not "Cheeses".
Anyway, I can go into more detail or even just show photos of how bad this experience was. Would NEVER recommend this to my worst enemy. False advertised ITILAN Course, Italians would cringe if they entered this course. What a let down, want my money back so I can put it towards a proper course.

Teacher's response

Dear Grace,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We regret that your experience did not meet your expectations.

At Otao Kitchen, we pride ourselves on delivering high-quality cooking experiences, with the utmost care given to every detail. Our preparation process involves using the freshest ingredients and meticulous planning and preparation to ensure our guests can focus on learning techniques and creating delicious, authentic dishes within the allocated class time.

For some classes, the prep of ingredients, such as braising the beef and using sauces pre-made by our chefs, is essential to save time during the class and ensure that participants can fully engage in the hands-on aspects of the experience. As you may appreciate, our customers pay to learn and discover new culinary delights, not to spend their time waiting for produce to be cooked.

Our menu, which didn’t include making pizza for this particular class, is designed to provide a comprehensive learning experience as promoted. We encourage all guests to review the class details sent beforehand to ensure their expectations align with what is offered.

It is important to us that our guests feel satisfied and supported during our classes. We would have appreciated it if you had shared your concerns on the day, as we would have been happy to clarify and accommodate as much as possible. In the same way as we accommodated your ongoing requests received prior the event to be seated separately.

We believe the quality and care we put into our classes, reflected in the positive feedback from our customers over the past ten years, demonstrate our commitment to delivering excellent service and authentic culinary experiences.

We appreciate your feedback. If you would like to discuss your experience further, please feel free to contact us directly.

Kind regards,
Otao Kitchen Team

Aidan Burrell Jul 2024


Super direction and teaching. Lots of fun in the class. Recommend for experienced and non experienced cooks +++

Barry & Narelle Parsons Jul 2024


Philip was an excellent teacher - he was supportive, gave clear instructions and was friendly and good fun.

The facilities were superb, with everything setup as required and highly organised. Generous drinks and quantities of food to prepare and consume.

Sharon Dymond Jul 2024


We have had the best time learning to cook spanish. Aman the teacher was very informative and clear with his instructions.
The food we made was delicious. I am so full with a doggy bag to take home.
We’ll set up venue with everything you require.
Thanks to the staff behind the scenes for the prep and cleanup.
Well worth the money.

Paige Hudson Jul 2024


Great class and Anan was a fantastic teacher! Thank you so much!
Fun, knowledgeable and friendly!

Mirjana Gligorova Jul 2024


I have been to quite few cooking classes at Otao kitchen, and each time we have prepared the most delicious meals that one can cook.
Anan's cooking skills, knowledge and above all, his kindness, enthusiasm and expertise, make cooking experience in every of his classes enjoyable and fun.
The recipes and the food that we cook, are very unique and the most delicious.
Today during the Thai Cooking Class we cooked traditional and original Thai meals that I have never ever even seen on the menus before. The prawn savoury cakes were to die for. The red curry duck and the salad were amazingly delicious.
Thank you Anan and Otao Kitchen for bringing and sharing all these delicious recipes with us!

Meaghan Renkin Jul 2024


I was given a voucher for the Thai cooking class for Christmas by my daughter and son in-law. I have an allergy to garlic so was a little worried whether this could be accommodated. The food was adaptable and unbelievably delish! Would high recommend it to anyone beginner (me) to advance!

Thai Cooking Class review by Meaghan Renkin - Melbourne

Anastasia Joseski Jul 2024

155 ClassBento workshops attended • 77 reviews


Great kit sent out. Able to access recipes and instructional video post class to keep you cooking. Love the variety of classes.

Jac Smit Jul 2024


Wonderful time to learn to cook tasty Japanese dishes
Thanks, Jac and Christine. Fully recommend the class

Leeanne Dowel Jul 2024


Loved it had a great time and learned a lot everything was delicious. Walked out full with leftovers for lunch tomorrow.

Mary Reynolds Jul 2024


Loved the interactive process - watch/ learn & do. Enjoyed the tumeric barramundi - the best dish of the day!

Gill Victor Jul 2024


The best dumplings we’ve ever had, and so much fun!!! Highly recommended for people of all ages and stages

Constanza Pizarro Jul 2024


Wonderful experience. Thanks for that’s. The material very good. Finally all very good (teacher, materials)

Tarah Sutton Jun 2024


It was a really educational class, great experience! Really tasty food we got to make. Would recommend!!

Mirjana Gligorova Jun 2024

57 ClassBento workshops attended • 32 reviews


What a great class! We had the best teacher, Anan, who is very passionate, very talented, well organised and one of the greatest chefs I have ever come across. His patience and willingness to help everyone to create a great dish is beyond words. The choice of food on the menu that we cooked today was great, as well as the choice of great fresh delicious ingredients. The kitchen is very clean, spacious and very well organised.
We all cooked, ate, and took home very delicious traditional Korean meals.
I have been to few other cooking classes at Otao Kitchen, and with it's variety of cooking classes I believe it's by far the best cooking school in Melbourne.
Chef Anan's enthusiasm and passion about cooking is contagious. He makes everything to look simple and easy. When we cook under his instructions we all feel like experienced chefs.
Thank you Otao Kitchen for this great experience!

Paul Hewer Jun 2024


Was a 2023 Christmas present and really enjoyed the class.

Teacher was helpful with questions and advice.

Terry Morley Jun 2024


We loved this class. Exceptionally clean kitchen, good equipment, clear instructions, very well organised and the proof is in the pudding, great tasting food to eat at tt he end of it. We would recommend this half day out to everyone.

Jane Pruys Jun 2024


Thanks for a really fun Italian cooking class today Dylan. It was informative with clear instructions and we all made delicious food. Participants were polite and considerate and there was plenty of space. A really fun thing to do with my daughters. Now I'll be able to use that pasta machine that has been hiding in the back of my cupboard for years!

Emma Torresan Jun 2024


We enjoyed our time doing the dumplings class, was very easy and teacher was very helpful..would definitely recommend

Kathryn Canavan-Seth Jun 2024


teacher was great, explained things well and was patient with questions etc, enjoyable online class

Greg Fisher Jun 2024


Friendly, good people provided an enjoyable afternoon.
Thanks very much for the great day Anan

Jennifer Bozhinova Jun 2024


This class was incredible!!! Was so much fun, we learned how to make dumplings from scratch while enjoying some drinks and freshly made miso soup! The dumplings were delicious, we will definitely be saving the recipe to make some at home! Thank you ClassBento and Chef Anan!!

Naomi Hermans Jun 2024


We really enjoyed learning the techniques from such a proficient teacher. We had a wonderful time!

Sammy Bavdek May 2024


Was a fun team bonding class, with lots of laughs and yummy food and drinks!

Jenny Reaney May 2024


A fun, hands-on class!! Our team from work did this together and had a great time and best of all got to eat delicious dumplings! Our teacher was brilliant, he gave very clear instructions and made the class fun! This was great value for money if you are looking to enjoy a tasty meal with a difference! Thank you Otao Kitchen!

Cooking class review by Jenny Reaney - Melbourne

Chris Doyle May 2024


Very helpful and personable teacher who went out of his way to ensure our dietary needs were met.

Dumpling Cooking Class review by Chris Doyle - Melbourne

Max Taylor May 2024


So tasty, best kit ever and wonderful instructions very easy to follow! Thanks so much!

Andrew Edwards May 2024


This was an excellent class. The venue and the teacher were both amazing! Thank you.

Robyn Pesavento May 2024


Fun environment with talented chef and a great day out xx
Great for groups of friends xx
Topping it all off with a great glass of champagne.
I definitely now will have the confidence to make my own pasta at home xx ????????

Claire Trease May 2024


Venue was excellent and the teacher was nice and wanted me to enjoy my birthday. Nothing was to much trouble. Worth the money for the experience

Mirjana Gligorova May 2024

57 ClassBento workshops attended • 32 reviews


Japanese cooking Master class was such a great experience that we all ended up with lots of delicious food to cook and eat afterwards. We were all taught how to properly prepare all ingredients, and gained great skills to cook Ten-Soba -Battered prawns, Seasonal Fried Vegetables and Soba Noodles, Okonomiyaki - Pork and Cabbage Pancake, Makizushi- Sushi Rolls, miso soup as well as recipes for the dipping sauces and many other recipes and tricks of the trade that the Otao Kitchen's chef unselfishly shared with all of us. Thank you chef!

Rachel Fyfe May 2024


The dumpling cooking class was booked as a special day with my dad, we had a great time. It was very professional and well run. The teacher was really easy to follow and patient. The venue was spacious and clean. We learnt how to make the dumplings from scratch, and gained an appreciation for the art. We made 32 dumplings so got to enjoy our creations for lunch and take the rest home as leftovers. Would recommend.

Cooking class review by Rachel Fyfe - Melbourne

Tracy Wilson May 2024


Great dumpling course, food was amazing, instructor Phillip was very encouraging and helpful had a great time would definitely recommend

Brooke Wilson May 2024


Was fantastic learning experience and teacher was great. Already looking forward to making these at home

Chandra Tamang May 2024


What an experience! Fantastic class in a group environment with no pressure and easy to follow instructions. Delicious outcomes and complimentary drinks. Would recommend for anyone.

Kristian Malcholm May 2024


Phillip was a great teacher
Very helpful and clear instructions
We will be back again

Dumpling Cooking Class review by Kristian Malcholm - Melbourne

Lyn Smith May 2024


Loved the food. Dylan did a great job making it experience terrific. We met some fantastic people.

Craig Legg May 2024


Participating in this class was amazin. Dylan was an awesome teacher, his communication and demonstration were great and simple to follow. Definitely booking in for another class. Probably the indigenous master class.

Raelle Harland May 2024

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Really helpful guidance from the teacher. Excellent recipes and I can't wait to try at home

Andrew Borg Apr 2024

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews


Learnt some very simple Chinese recipes that were tasty and easy to prepare.

Teacher was friendly and helpful.

NDIS Social Cooking Class review by Andrew Borg - Melbourne

Karen Koutsodontis Apr 2024


My mother and I attended the Spanish cooking class and it was a really great experience. Our teacher Dylan was really knowledgeable and thorough with his demonstrations before we had to cook ourselves. This made me feel very comfortable as I am not a strong cook. The food was fantastic, and would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to try classes.

Cooking class review by Karen Koutsodontis - Melbourne

Matthew O'Connor Apr 2024


Our daughter got us this experience and we loved it. We cooked Spanish food, drank nice wine and met lovely people. A lovely way to spend an afternoon.

Sasha Sivanas Apr 2024


Overall good experience, lots of fun :) easy to follow, relaxed atmosphere and delicious food. Thanks

Mirjana Gligorova Apr 2024

57 ClassBento workshops attended • 32 reviews


Highly recommend booking a cooking class at Otao Kitchen. Everything was so well organised. All ingredients, as well as everything else we needed was on the table. The chef and other staff were amazing. It was easy to follow his instructions, made it very easy for all of us to create beautiful dumplings, coming around often to check how we were doing. Choice of drinks, alcoholic and non alcoholic. While our dumplings were steaming they served us delicious miso soup. Thank you Otao Kitchen, thank you chef, thank you ClassBento!

Nicole Ning Apr 2024


Teacher was very engaging and made class very fun. Would definitely attend again with other friends

Diana Lee Apr 2024


The Otao team was wonderful and friendly. We enjoyed the lesson and had so much fun! Definitely would recommend the class for a unique experience :)

Steve Taylor Apr 2024


Tutor chef was very patient, explained and demonstrated each step clearly and was able to correct issues as we went along. The combination of foods was a huge hit when we sat down for our feast.

Carol Bennetto Apr 2024


Japanese master class with Annan. Very enjoyable. Great venue; everything provided and professionally run. I wasn’t so keen on the chicken dishes and would be interested in vegetable- based Japanese food and more seafood options.

Karen Tyers-Craig Apr 2024


My son got this class as his birthday present. We enjoyed the lesson and had fun learning how to make the dumplings (some of the shapes are a bit tricky). All the materials were supplied and set up ready for us to go. The instructor has a big screen set up so everyone could see what he was doing and the class moved along at a brisk pace. No way you could eat all of them on the night, so we got to take the extras home and show the rest of the family what we had made. Fun class and a bit different for a birthday present. Feel more confident that we can make these from scratch at home now. Recommend.

Dumpling Cooking Class review by Karen Tyers-Craig - Melbourne

Alexander Thompson Apr 2024


Apart from being teamed up with a control freak cook which spoilt my experience a little.

The class was fantastic. Teacher showed us how to do every step very easily.

Learn a lot and would recommend this class to others. Thanks

Keri Le Page Apr 2024


This was a fantastic team building session for our team. Everything was perfectly prepared in advance so that we could come in and just do the fun cooking part. Ha, our teacher, was enthusiastic and super patient when people couldn't remember what to do. The food was SO delicious and we couldn't believe that we had cooked something so good ourselves. All in all highly recommended as a team building activity.

Vietnamese Cooking Class review by Keri Le Page - Melbourne

Ernest Carzino Apr 2024


My wife and I had received a gift from our kids to attend the class. Our teacher was very good and knowledgeable and very helpful. Cant believe we were able to make such tasty Dumplings. We were given positive feedback when we brought home some of our excess dumplings for the family to taste, nothing but compliments. Highly recommend attending this course.

Jack Denereaz Apr 2024


Fantastic class. The teacher made the experience friendly, enjoyable and full of smiles. Absolutely recommend to anyone.

Josie Minnelli Apr 2024


Venue was great and teacher was very patient and helpful.
Food we cooked was delicious.

Simone Morrison Apr 2024


Fantastic class! Cannot wait to make lots more at home and try different flavour combinations.

Dumpling Cooking Class review by Simone Morrison - Melbourne

Anne Lustig-Picus Apr 2024


I learnt a lot in our class. Our teacher was fun and personable. It was a little light on content: I think we could have prepared an additional filling or made some of the sauces.

Andrew Borg Mar 2024

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews


Teach provided good instructions and we were able to learn the dupling making process from start to finish.

Kristen McCubbin Mar 2024


Thank you Anan! Keep it simple cooking … delicious! Looking forward to recreating it at home!

Cooking class review by Kristen McCubbin - Melbourne

Wing Yin Kwok Mar 2024

68 ClassBento workshops attended • 28 reviews


I had a fantastic time by attending this online "make sushi class at home" because the teacher has provided us a clear and detailed explanation of how to make the authentic sushi. Morever i was very happy with the ingredients that were send by the teacher because it was packed individually with a clear label on it (easy to follow).

Janeanne Lee Mar 2024


Teacher is okay. Hard to understand at times.
Venus is good
Ingredients were good very fresh
Recipes weee easy to follow

Andreas Pasek Mar 2024


Anan was absolutely lovely and has such a passion for what he does and what he teaches, we had such a fantastic time and can definitely recommend attending hi dumpling making class!

Kelly Mansell Mar 2024

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


My mum and I did this together and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The food was delicious and the meals were fun to make. The teacher was friendly, approachable, and knowledgeable. Only thing to mention was that it felt a little rushed and fast paced. If you're a bit slow with making the food (and there's a lot of prep with Thai food) you felt rushed to keep up and it was hard to remember all the instructions. It would be great if recipe cards were handed out, or a recipe was kept on a screen, so you had somewhere to refer to). Besides that, would definitely go back again! Thank you

Cooking class review by Kelly Mansell - Melbourne

Heather Gaye Rota Mar 2024


Excellent class. I learnt a lot. Met wonderful people and prepared my first dumpling feast with family on the weekend. Lots of fun. Thankyou.

An Doan Mar 2024

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Dylan was great and often went around making sure everything was going well for each participant.
Place was easy to find and everything was clean

Sonja Bernard Mar 2024


A great afternoon spent learning to cook some delicious Thai dishes. The teacher was fabulous as were the other people who kept everything running smooth.

It really was a great experience. They were super organised and made sure everything and everyone was taken care of.

We would definitely recommend to join a class. We’ll be back.

Richard Garnett Mar 2024


A fun class with a friendly instructor and very well organized set up. Really enjoyed being able to eat the fruits of our labor for lunch. It always tastes better when you’ve put some work into it.

Marlee Bourke Mar 2024


We went down to expand our culinary skills and the class was so enjoyable!
It was taught well, and paced well so we could learn all the steps, and still have fun along the way!
Highly recommend!

Carolina Saavedra Mar 2024


Clean space, nice appliances, quality food. And they teach you the whole process. Very nice experience

Jenny Chan Mar 2024

84 ClassBento workshops attended • 83 reviews


Otao’s organisation of everything from the ingredients, utensils, hygiene, instructions, drinks and cooking facilities is of a high standard. I’m new to Korean food so this course was a good introduction to the distinct flavours found in Korean dishes. I particularly liked the KFC Korean fried chicken and Korean beef hangover stew. Some of us were impressed by the sharpness of the chopping knife, so we were able to purchase them new from Otao.
The OTAO chopping knife is a handy souvenir I recommend you take home :-p

Donia Trethewey-Brown Mar 2024


A fabulous Sunday arvo with Dylan and others. A virtual ‘cooking, creating Ramen’ class (gifted to us for Xmas). Super easy, relaxed and so delicious. Thank you Dylan for your calm approach to this fun class :)

Toula Athanasakos Mar 2024


Really enjoyed the class, and enjoyed the meal at the end
The chef and staff were helpful and made the whole experience fun.
I cant wait to treat my family to a great thai meal

Kodie Parker Mar 2024


This was the second ClassBento cooking class I have done and they are phenomenal. Cooking teacher is very skilled and I have learnt some great skills to try new dishes in the kitchen I could only have dreamed about making myself. Now I have the confidence to do it.

Emma Paterson Mar 2024


Loved it! Chef Anan was great - helpful and friendly- and the dishes we made were delicious. Was very well organised too.

Tracey Donaldson Feb 2024


Enjoyed the dumpling cooking class and the ingredients were fresh and tasty. Arun, the teacher, demonstrated each stage to the group before we were left to do our preparation, cooking and eating. A lovely miso soup and glass of Prosecco made for a lovely lunch. So many dumplings to take home with me. Ran on time and assistance was offered throughout if needed. Thank you for a lovely Saturday morning

Elena Suares Feb 2024

47 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews


Absolutely enjoyed the pizza-making masterclass. The chef is very attentive and clear with instructions Awesome pizzas to make, eat and take home. A generous selection of toppings to choose from. Highly recommend attending the class for those seeking culinary experience whilst learning pizza-making crafts.

Nina Paulus Feb 2024


We booked this class for a teambuilding event for our marketing leadership team of 10. It was the perfect mix of drinks, amazing food (The BEST Pizza), a casual environment and learning some practical pizza-making skills. Dylan was a fantastic host who topped an already amazing experience with a Nutella and ice cream pizza as dessert at the end (Thanks for finding a jar of Nutella somewhere to make that wish come true!). I highly recommend this class! Thanks for a great night!

Cooking class review by Nina Paulus - Melbourne

John Macaulay Feb 2024


Great fun, well resourced, clear demonstration, tasting dumplings, no cleaning up and a drink included!

Dumpling Cooking Class review by John Macaulay - Melbourne

Anastasia Joseski Feb 2024

155 ClassBento workshops attended • 77 reviews


Great hamper delivered. The online class and link is great as can do lesson at your own pace before and after class. Look forward to more

Sophie Barnes Feb 2024


This was an amazing class! I booked the class for myself and my girlfriend for her birthday and we had a great time. We learned so many skills on dumpling making technique, made friends, and really enjoyed ourselves. Our instructor Dylan was great, and we never felt lost or rushed during the class. So delicious and fun!

Sharon Jones Feb 2024


My son and I so enjoyed the night. The recipes were easy to follow thanks to Anan and the food delicious. We had fun with rest of the people on our table. Would definitely recommend

Jihae Jeon Feb 2024


Anan was amazing! would definitely recommend this class to everyone. The dumplings were absolutely delicious.

Kate Barratt Feb 2024


We all had such a fun time making dumplings, and they were delicious! Our teacher went at the perfect pace and was clearly very experienced. We also appreciated the catering for different dietary requirements. A great experience!

Isabel Johnsom Feb 2024


Amazing class, so organised and straightforward. I was running late and could just jump right in and get started. Amazing space to learn how to make dumplings and Dylan the teacher… HANDSOME! Apart from looks just a great skilled chef who I would definitely do a class for again.

Jen Brown Feb 2024

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews


Absolutely brilliant class - loved every minute of it - very highly recommended.
The tutor was so generous with his knowledge and time - and the dumplings were delicious.

Taj Robinson Feb 2024


It was so much fun, easy to follow the instructor, place was clean and it was nice to have all the ingredients ready to go.

Dayle Purcell Feb 2024


So fun & easy to follow. This was my first such class. I plan to do more & give them as gifts to my adult children. It really was great fun & the dishes all turned out beautifully.

Amber Johnson Feb 2024


Really good and funny teacher. The food was amazing and really easy to learn ! The recipes were really easy to follow

Courtney Carpenter Jan 2024


This cooking class was a Christmas gift, and it was such a fantastic choice! We prepared a variety of dishes, honing our techniques and exploring delicious flavours. I really enjoyed learning more about native Australian ingredients. The quality of the materials provided was great, excellent kitchen equipment and fresh, locally-sourced ingredients.

I would recommend this class to anyone interested in refining their cooking skills in a relaxed yet supportive environment.

Nicole Kingston Jan 2024


Each item we had to prepare and cook was explained thoroughly with great visual walkthroughs. The smoked kangaroo tenderloin was lovely to try as it is something I would not cook back home. We really enjoyed ourselves and will be signing up for another class in the future!

Peter Lambert Jan 2024


The teacher was knowledgeable, very friendly, and generous.
The lesson was really good, we had a great time, and the meal was delicious.
The cost is quite high, which is only thing stopping me from giving this 5 stars.

Nicole Ursu Jan 2024

5 ClassBento workshops attended


The teachers were great and the dumplings even better! It was great to be able to trouble shoot issues on the spot to make the food even better.

Cherry Demir Jan 2024


A fun and interactive experience. Delicious food that was easy to make with great direction.

Emma Cole Jan 2024

19 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews


The teacher created a fun and relaxed learning environment which meant we could relax into the class.
It was great that Otao Kitchen catered to dietary requirements as I am gluten free.
It's not easy finding cooking classes for people with coeliac disease.
I would be happy to try another class as well as recommend classes.

Casper Walker Jan 2024


Had fun learning and eating! Appreciated the flow of the class keeping me busy while also allowing breaks

Vietnamese Cooking Class review by Casper Walker - Melbourne

Alastair Faulkner Jan 2024


Had a really great time at the dumpling cooking class. Great facilities, good ingredients supplied and great equipment. Would definitely consider doing this again.

Gemma Smithdale Jan 2024


This is my second course with Otao, this time in their new bigger kitchen. Dumpling making is fun and not to tricky, but still a fantastic opportunity to learn new skills, plus, it's a real treat to eat your efforts at the end of the session. It's a course suitable for all ages ( though minimum age is 12).
Was good fun and would recommend.

Dulasi Nilojan Jan 2024


The teacher was friendly and jovial throughout the lesson. The location of the venue was fairly easy to find with parking nearby. We had a great time and it was value for money considering drinks were provided and we made a lot of dishes too. I will recommend this experience to my friends and family!

Nicole Koek Jan 2024


Great setup of the cooking school. Skill-full and friendly chef. Easy parking around the corner.

Aime Lauze Jan 2024


Just down for the weekend, we wanted to explore something different. We booked the dumpling class.
The teacher was excellent! We were taught many techniques and skills, that we could take home to use in our own kitchen! We loved the pace, the atmosphere, the flavours and the experience. Thank you for an amazing night!

Manuela Sartore Jan 2024


Please pass on my sincere thank you to Dillon - his manner was just so lovely - he calmly explained everything in great detail (especially the different dumpling styles and how to fold them properly).

He nicely balanced group and individual attention and was very generous with his time.

Zach Gilby Jan 2024


I had an absolutely amazing time! Ha was very patient and gave everyone dedicated time and input! It was an incredible class, the dumplings were delicious and it was a very easy process! Definitely want to come back!

Katherine Sheppard Jan 2024


Great venue, great teacher and great dumplings! Super delicious. Would absolutely recommend this class to anyone.

Dumpling Cooking Class review by Katherine Sheppard - Melbourne

Ava McKellar Jan 2024


our teacher was easy to follow and was helpful to all participants, food was great

Dumpling Cooking Class review by Ava McKellar - Melbourne

Giulia Folini Jan 2024


My partner and I did the Native Australian cooking class and it was very interesting discovering all the native herbs and flavours. The teacher was lovely and the food was great, we had an amazing time

Ana Rusulet Jan 2024


We had a great experience with the native cooking class. Our instructor was thorough and knowledgeable. This is a great venue and a wonderful activity I highly recommend!

Caroline Carter Jan 2024


This class was fantastic, we were provided with all you need, a great view of the TV screen which shows you what our instructor is doing and he is micro phoned up so you can hear.
The instructor is fantastic, coming around and checking in on everyone and providing assistances when needed.
The Dumplings we made tasted great with a beer to go with it all, such a great atmosphere and we highly recommend it.

Emma Ryan Jan 2024


Teacher was so friendly, very helpful and provided so much good energy for a great experience

Gary Marshall Dec 2023


The class was well run. Some minor improvements could be made by providing clearer instructions. Also the prices seem a little high.

Cooking class review by Gary Marshall - Melbourne

Huda Dabash Dec 2023


Class was fun, dumplings were delicious and the teaching was straightforward. Highly recommend to anyone

Cooking class review by Huda Dabash - Melbourne

Alexis Infeld Dec 2023


so fun! Our teacher was so funny and sweet. we learnt so many good tips!

Nicholas Wee Dec 2023


The teacher was very experienced and gives off good vibes in general.

For each dish, the instructions given were clear and comes with demonstration before we get to attempt it. Pace was just right for both cooking and eating.

Overall it was a very pleasant experience. Please keep it up :)

Martin Mayes Dec 2023


All I can say is wow, this class far exceeded my expectations. As a very amateur cook (meat and 2 vegetable style) this has given me great confidence to try different things and venture out of my comfort zone. Also, the meal was delicious. Thanks again for being patient and answering all of the very novice questions I had. Highly recommend.

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Dee Groves Dec 2023


Very well prepared, pleasant and helpful. Love the class and teacher. Thanks heaps for the experience.

Krishna Sanjayan Dec 2023


Fun class, great teacher with a fun attitude and best if all some delicious food at the end.

Ashleigh Draffen Dec 2023

19 ClassBento workshops attended • 15 reviews


great class to enjoy making with the family loads of fun and diverse recipes overall

Pascale Hay Dec 2023


Very professional friendly entertaining very simple instructions nothing too hard to follow easy recipes clear concise

Michael Govan Dec 2023


Class was really hood. Filled many questions i had … great fun & teacher,

Look forward to my next pizza…

Thank you!

Flavia d'Alo Dec 2023


The course was easy to follow and super fun. The room set up and equipment were perfect. The trainer was amazing!
Definitely doing another class

Steven Wan Dec 2023


Fun teacher and experience! Would recommend for people of all experience lookin to try something new and fun :)

Cat Colivas Nov 2023


Teachers were amazing! So helpful, funny and friendly. The venue was set up so nicely, everything was tidy and immaculate. Me and my sister learnt so many new skills, and the experience was really great! Would definitely come back again and recommend to friends and family!

Melita Prideaux Nov 2023

12 ClassBento workshops attended • 13 reviews


Teacher was great, he was very helpful, friendly and funny!
Amazing variety of dishes to learn and they were all delicious to eat.

Cooking class review by Melita Prideaux - Melbourne

Edwina Green Nov 2023


What an experience! The teacher was an absolute gem, funny, and engaging throughout the whole experience. He paid extra attention to those who needed it, and was generally great. The space was incredibly well maintained and clean, and all of the materials were provided and prepared so you can actually learn the hard part of dumpling making. Great experience, and definietly worth the price for a date night or group activity (or even going by yourself!) I have since gifted some friends ClassBento gift cards as I loved it so much!

Dumpling Cooking Class review by Edwina Green - Melbourne

Emma Goodieson Nov 2023


Really fun morning, the teacher was helpful in teaching us the correct folding techniques. We ended up with so many dumplings!

Gerard Kennedy Nov 2023


All aspects very good
Came away with a new comprehension of food combinations. Great help for people of different levels of experience

Louise Nov 2023


Great evening. Experienced teacher and plenty to eat. No need for cooking for the next day.

Vicki Cobb Nov 2023


Mexican cooking class was a lot of fun, and very informative. We got to take food home too.

Anastasia Joseski Oct 2023

155 ClassBento workshops attended • 77 reviews


So handy that you can join in online. Quality class. Will definitely look at booking again.

Grant Oct 2023


I was looking forward to this class of make dumplings from scratch with the supplied kit. Kit was very nicely presented. I watched the instructional video and write my own notes.
Prepared ingredients before the class so I was fully prepared.
I learnt a lot during the class off Dylan the instructor. Dylan taught us how to make 4 different Dumplings shapes. Dumplings turned out great and we're delicious.
Enjoyed the course and would recommend it.
Another feather in my cap of things I can now do.

Sharna Stone Oct 2023

24 ClassBento workshops attended • 17 reviews


What a great class!
A stunning kit arrived with such attention to detail.
Dylan was a very enthusiastic teacher who was easy to follow and the dumplings were amazing. Opting for the vegetation option was a great choice.
The filling and sauces were decadent. Highly recommend.

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Miklos Horvath Oct 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Awesome session, great fun and clear/friendly instructions. Good food and nice drinks. Pleasant venue and good vibe.

Louise Khanbashi Oct 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


This was a fabulous experience from start to finish. The kitchen was great, the teacher was engaging and clear, the food we cooked was delicious. There were no issues with recipe modifications to suit a variety of dietary requirements. Everyone had a fabulous time and we are all keen to come back for another class soon.

Hazel Turner Oct 2023


Great way to spend a Sunday morning learning new skills and eating the results. Very friendly easy instruction

Kristina Cigana Oct 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


This dumpling cooking class was super fun and informative! The teacher provided easy understandings of the process and was an all round positive vibe! The kitchen and equipment was all high quality and clean! The class was a great date idea for me and my partner!

Michelle Pearce Oct 2023


Great fun and atmosphere, good food and instructions. The teacher was excellent, well prepared and made it easy for us.

Lidia Oct 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


This is the second class we have done with Otao Kitchen. It has become a bit of a treat for my still primary-school-son and I. Both classes were very well thought-through in terms of menu, pace, techniques we learnt. Annan was our chef instructor for both classes, the Vietnamese and the Dimpling one - he was fantastic, friendly, knowledgeable, offering a helping hand, especially to my boy when it came to cutting with a sharp knife.
All the people we have now met at the two classes were very friendly, talkative and excited about cooking, which made for a great relaxed atmosphere around the kitchen. The Otao Kitchen premises are like a professional commercial kitchen, which makes it even more exciting for my budding MasterChef! Plenty of food to go around too, with leftovers for the rest of the family! Would highly recommend!

Lorelle Hickson Oct 2023


Our teacher was so lovely and helpful.
The food was awesome and it was just a great day.

Kim Browne Oct 2023


A great experience learning to make dumplings in a clean and well equipped cooking class. The teacher was great and very encouraging. Looking forward to returning to do more classes in future.

Susan Brown Oct 2023


Our teacher was so cheerful and helpful. Had an absolutely fabulous time with my girlfriends. Would 100% recommend.

Rachel Jowett Oct 2023


A super fun class, we made more than 16 dumplings each, we were offered miso soup halfway through and wines! Loved it

Steph Mackay Oct 2023


Atan was a fantastic facilitator and brought such warmth and enthusiasm to the class. His energy and willingness to help enhanced our experience. It was evident he was highly skilled and had the ability to teach others

Paul Mackay Oct 2023


I thoroughly enjoyed our class. Our teacher was friendly, enthusiastic and highly skilled. Everything was on hand, which helped ensure even this self-confessed kitchen clutz could make delicious dumplings

As a family, we had a fantastic time.

I can't recommend it enough!

Dumpling Cooking Class review by Paul Mackay - Melbourne

Karen Mackay Oct 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Anan was a fantastic teacher for our dumplings cooking class. His instructions and demonstrations were clear and the class was so much fun!
We feel confident to make dumplings at home with the recipes provided.
The Otao cooking venue was clean, spacious and provided everything that was required.
We can't wait to bring the whole family for our next class!
Fantastic gift idea.

Dumpling Cooking Class review by Karen Mackay - Melbourne

Lucia Pietralunga Oct 2023


IT was very good, the teacher was very helpful and made the class fun. thank you very much

Rangeleen Acao Oct 2023


It was an enjoyable and fun experience. Our teacher was very thorough in teaching us on how to prepare the food. My only complaint is maybe lower the price. I think the price of the classes is too expensive for the stuff that we cooked. The recipes are too simple to justify the price of the classes. But overall it was a good experience.

Tumema Elise Sep 2023


I bought this as a gift for my husband's birthday as we LOVE dumplings and the class did not disappoint! Dylan was such a great teacher, taking us through each step with clear and concise instructions. I was initially anxious as I do not cook often but Dylan created a calm environment for us to learn.
We loved that there were different proteins we could choose from, all equipment required was supplied and within reach, the drinks were flowing and we even had some delicious Miso soup while we cooked. In the end, we made so many dumplings! Enough to take home and have as a late night snack. Thanks so much Dylan for the great class! We will definitely be back again :)
Mema & James Lemalu

Cooking class review by Tumema Elise - Melbourne

Lizzie Harris Sep 2023


The class was easy to follow and the food tasted great at the end! The teacher was good as well and gave simple instructions, and the instructions were broken up into manageable parts.

Sarah de Rango Sep 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


We had a great time at the class. Dylan the teacher was extremely friendly and helpful! Instructions were clear and succinct and we were so happy with how our dumplings turned out. It was a great night out!

Stephanie Fell Sep 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Venue was great! Our teacher was amazing, really clear with his instructions and always happy to give a hand when needed. And the dumplings were ELITE

Johanna Orduz Sep 2023


It was the best experience with the best chefs.I loved the food, materials and technology support.

Dumpling Cooking Class review by Johanna Orduz - Melbourne

Helen Glover Sep 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


The teacher was very personable and friendly. We loved it. Great mother daughter class. Thank you

Martha Mulley Sep 2023


I really enjoyed my time learning how to cook with native ingredients. The recipe was easy to follow, and the teacher was very helpful.

Fernanda Sep 2023


Love it. Super great experience.
Amazing place, friendly staff and the result was impressive…super yummy.

Dumpling Cooking Class review by Fernanda - Melbourne

Dean Sep 2023

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Great fun session today, easy to follow instructions, delicious fresh food and went home feeling very full! Our teacher was a delight, thank you so much!

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Pascale Hay Sep 2023

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Chef ha was very professional his instructions were easy to understand. Can’t wait to do another cooking class in a few months

Tanya Dillon Aug 2023


The class was so much fun. I felt confident to go home and make the dumplings myself!

Murat Donma Aug 2023


The instructor Anan was very thorough and entertaining. We were very happy with today’s Thai cooking class.

Stephen Morrison Aug 2023


Really enjoyed the class which was made more interesting by the teachers presentation. Good venue and the cooking stations with plenty of room.

Debbie Wilson Aug 2023


The teacher was great, he explained a lot about Asian cooking and had good knowledge.

Vanessa Adzaip Aug 2023

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


The teacher was incredibly kind and guided us smoothly through the process of making dumplings.

The venue, being clean and strategically located to provide easy access to the Auslan interpreter, was greatly appreciated.

The materials provided were well-organized, and the space was used efficiently.

The overall experience was excellent value for money.

During the session, we learned how to make dumplings, including the ingredients.

What I liked most about the experience was the opportunity to enjoy a meal together at the end.

Cooking class review by Vanessa Adzaip - Melbourne

Dana Lee Aug 2023


We thoroughly enjoyed this dumpling cooking classx Our instructor was great, provided clear instructions at a good pace and was always on hand to offer assistance where necessary. We were impressed with how yummy the dumplings we made were and enjoyed the added bonus of a beverage during the class. Would highly recommend!

Cooking class review by Dana Lee - Melbourne

Dohee Lee Aug 2023


Funny and delicious
Free drinks and foods included in fee!
I want to come with my boyfriend again

Cooking class review by Dohee Lee - Melbourne

Jamie Liew Aug 2023


Great instructor Dylan who prepared all the materials for us in advance and took us through some difficult techniques with patience! The dumplings were also delicious!

Brett Higgins Aug 2023


We had a fantastic time at Otao Kitchen for our dumpling making class. Our instructor was wonderful, knowledgeable and made time for everybody.
Otao Kitchen were very accommodating and made us feel right at home.
Everyone had a great time and nobody left hungry. Would highly recommend this to anyone interested!

Cherry Prasetiyo Aug 2023


Everything about the class was so lovely! There was a clear set of instructions and demo, and the teacher was always willing to help. Super beginner friendly and really tasty. Portion was a lot too and you are welcome to pack them home. I'd definitely do a class with Otao Kitchen again in the future!

Russ Carstensen Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


LOOOOOVED this class! Super informative, easy to follow and definitely left us with the confidence to try this at home. Highly recommend as a fun date idea! Or with your bestie.

Samah Abdeljaleel Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Loved this cooking class! Instructors were kind enough to wait for us even though we were 15 minutes late. The instructor chef was so nice, funny and made it incredibly easy to follow. He definitely knows what he’s talking about too! Would’ve liked if the recipes were available to us as we go too so if we missed anything in the demonstration, we can just refer to it. Also, the class size is quite big (we were 14 in total) so it wasn’t intimate — not that that’s a fault but we would’ve liked to be involved in all the steps and some people got to do some recipes others didn’t. Overall though, we cant wait to be back again and we’re definitely bringing friends too! So worth it and value for money is worth it too!

Daniel McDermott Jul 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


It was a great set-up and environment. Anan our teacher was fantastic, very hospitable, knowledge and fun to work with. It was the perfect team activity, thank you!

Cooking Class for Team Building review by Daniel McDermott - Melbourne

Annette Roehrs Jul 2023


Such a great experience and the Dumplings were so fun to make and delicious Teacher was funny and very easy to follow, he was so patient and polite with everyone. Great fun. Will be coming back for another class for sure. Thank you

Dumpling Cooking Class review by Annette Roehrs - Melbourne

Enrico Chaffey Jul 2023


Loved Anan passion to teach. Ingredients delicious, recipes and reminder emails too.
Loved the class.

Japanese Cooking Class review by Enrico Chaffey - Melbourne

Melita Prideaux Jul 2023

12 ClassBento workshops attended • 13 reviews


Venue was easy to find!
Parked at the hive car park
Teacher was great. It was but noisy in the room as there was 2 classes on at the same time but I could always put my hand up and the teacher was always quick to come over and help right away.
Loved the native Australian cooking class. I got to use ingredients I would have never cooked with before
The bonus was getting to eat the delicious food we cooked.

Cooking class review by Melita Prideaux - Melbourne

Leanne Jutson Jul 2023


Awesome fun at the dumpling class.
Our teacher was brilliant easy to follow instructions and was very hospitable.
Definitely recommend

Cooking class review by Leanne Jutson - Melbourne

Kasey McKenzie Jul 2023


Great class, fun, interactive experience. Ingredients were fresh and kitchen was modern and clean. We had a really great time

Jenny Chan Jul 2023

84 ClassBento workshops attended • 83 reviews


Otao’s kitchen offers exceptionally high standards when it comes to teaching cooking. The venue has to be one of the most spacious. The equipment and kitchen utensils are easy to locate. All the ingredients for each participant are set out before you arrive. Instructions are easy to follow. I had never cooked Mexican before. Beginner friendly. We prepared several dishes giving good insight into the diversity of Mexican cuisine. Wise to come very hungry for this class as there is a lot of Mexican dishes to devour with drinks.

Cooking class review by Jenny Chan - Melbourne

Karen Noble Jul 2023


Great setup, lots of fun, learnt new cooking recipes and tasted new amazing food.

Professionally run with fun along the way.

Recommend to all.

Native Australian Cooking Class review by Karen Noble - Melbourne

Ella Morris Jul 2023


Dylan war great. Very knowledgeable. Made an effort to speak to everyone in the group - even the toddler.
Kept an eye on the pizzas in the ovens and also helped improve the dough stretching techniques.
Dylan was always around and approachable but didn't linger. 5 stars for him and his effort.

I would have expected a larger variety and more toppings.

Nicola Allison Jul 2023


Our teacher Cam was really great, very engaging and full of laughter. Kitchen was well equiped and we didn’t feel rushed at all, and of course the best part was that the food was delish

Cooking class review by Nicola Allison - Melbourne

Anna Lason Jul 2023


I wish I had more space for cooking and Italian music in the background… Thank you! The food was

Aimee McCartney Jul 2023


It was a wonderful experience and the staff were very professional. Especially when a lady collapsed and had a fit. They were very professional in how the eye handles the situation

Ben Collins Jul 2023


We had an absolutely amazing time in this class. It was a great learning experience but was flexible to each individual so it was a relaxing, fun environment. Loved the food throughout and we even got to take some home! Thanks for a wonderful night :)

Carissa Hoich Jul 2023


Fantastic and fun class! Really easy to follow and very hands on. Highly recommend with a group of friends.

Susan Howard Jul 2023

44 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews


Patient & friendly. Took the time to explain the steps and was inclusive for all the class members. Understood that attendee’s wanted to put their own twist by leaving out some of the ingredients due to taste preferences. Very pleasurable experience. Thank you.

Karin Aitken Jul 2023


It was a great class, easy to follow and all materials provided and ready to use. The instructor made it fun too! Loved it! Thank you

Cooking class review by Karin Aitken - Melbourne

Anne Morton Jul 2023


Anan was wonderful and very helpful. Eady to follow instructions and recipes so delicious dumplings Would highly recommend!

Franchere Chan Jul 2023


My hubby and I found the class enjoyable and we learned a lot today! Instructions were clear and easy to follow. The class format is good with a demo first and then we do it ourselves.

Cooking class review by Franchere Chan - Melbourne

Jack Frith Jul 2023


Our teacher was patient, interactive and great fun
Dishes were tasty and with his tuition easy to prepare
Would recommend this to our friends

Jason Ioannidis Jun 2023


Teacher was nice and very helpful/patient. The venue was well got our, food quality was good as was hygiene and the drinks provided.

Cooking class review by Jason Ioannidis - Melbourne

Josephine Mangano Jun 2023


It was all fantastic, good fun, well organised and the instructor really knew his stuff!

Vesna Zammit Jun 2023

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


I loved how its was easy yummy food chef came around to each table to taste test before the cooking began and advised in what it needed more of and to reiterate before cooking
The venue was accessible and the benches are at a great height (even for a disabled person in use of a wheelchair) I found it very easy to use. It was lovely to be able to participate in the preparation of dishes,
I didn't have to move cause chef had a big screen showing his every move.
It's great to know how to make your own dishes from start to the finished product
All the ingredients are portioned according/person and dietary requirements.
I'm glad that I could participate in this class make the foodeat the finished product and have some left over to take home
Thank you chef ☺️

Cooking class review by Vesna Zammit - Melbourne

Fiona Lerk Jun 2023

35 ClassBento workshops attended • 35 reviews


Teacher generously allowed me to come another time because I couldn’t come along today

Gabriele Schanz Jun 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


It was really fun and enjoyable experience. Our teacher was very knowledgeable, entertaining and approachable. We had a great time!

Davie Bruce Jun 2023


Really good fun and a great teacher :). We had such a good time and the food was delicious.

Mexican Cooking Class review by Davie Bruce - Melbourne

Michelle Abro Jun 2023


Great venue, well equipped and good quality materials and ingredients. Teachers were all smiles, helpful & friendly. Great value for money, this was our second time at Otao Kitchen and we’re already taking about doing another class later in the year. Highly recommend!

Glenn Yamakawa Jun 2023


We had a great time at the Vietnamese street food Asian cooking class. The equipment was great, the venue was clean and organized. The chef/teacher was very friendly and there was lots of fresh unique recipes. Would definitely recommend for those seeking a new experience.

Asian Street Food Cooking Class review by Glenn Yamakawa - Melbourne

Jaz Alexander Jun 2023

125 ClassBento workshops attended • 44 reviews


Fantastic thank you love all the little components that make up something soo delicious and filling

David Hill Jun 2023


Fantastic experience!
Our instructor was very good to learn from. He made the whole experience fun. The food was fantastic. Will 100% do it again.

Jenny Stuchbery Jun 2023


Great day. Great teacher, well organised and easy to follow. Found a fun partner and really enjoyed my time.

Vesna Zammit May 2023

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


My husband and I absolutely love this class the teacher was so wonderful showing us all the different ways of making Asian street food though I felt sorry for him because there was only one of him and there was a lot of students for him to go around and help other than that the food was absolutely great we had a wonderful time and I cannot wait until we get back to do the Vietnamese cookie class.

Cooking class review by Vesna Zammit - Melbourne

Mia Jaques May 2023


The Native Australian cuisine cooking class was exceptional! The teacher was clear, inclusive, very attentive and helpful. The classroom was very clean, organised, and spacious. The food we created was delicious! And we get to take home the e-recipe and make it all again at home without having to take notes in the class. It was one of the most stress-free classes I’ve ever had. We learnt about so many new and interesting native ingredients which we also sampled. They have a small supply of niche cooking implements and local products, including some of the ingredients we cooked with, displayed on their wall in the kitchen.

You work in pairs on a table with a few other people depending on class numbers. The pace was very accessible, even for beginners. All our ingredients were placed in clear containers on our tables.

I brought my hard of hearing mother to the class and the organisers and teacher accommodated her condition and even placed us at the front where we could hear the teacher better. The teacher went out of his way to ensure my mother could understand all the spoken instructions and the classroom was set up with a screen where you could visually see all the teacher’s prep work. All of these little additions made the biggest difference and my mother was so happy with the whole experience, she couldn’t stop smiling!

Cooking class review by Mia Jaques - Melbourne