Quick and Tasty Asian Cooking Class

Tighten your wallet, not your taste buds!



1.5 hours Class size 1 to 20 (public classes), 10 to 40

label $105 ($109 per guest when you book for 10+ guests, $105 for 10+ guests)

Ready to explore your inner chef? At the Otao Kitchen Cooking School, we invite you to join us on a culinary adventure to Thailand, China and Italy!

Whether you're just starting out in the kitchen with a stir fry or looking to refine your skills, our Tuesday cooking class is sure to delight.

Start off your experience in style with a glass of wine or a beer before being guided by our talented expert chefs. Learn all of their special tips and tricks as you recreate an iconic dish. Then, you'll get to savour the fruits of your labour as a proper treat! Our monthly classes allow you to select from an assortment of cuisines, so there's something for everyone.

Get a break during the week and join this express cooking class that will leave you feeling like the master of your kitchen! Come to Otao Kitchen Cooking School for an unforgettable culinary journey today in Melbourne.

Highlights:

  • Learn how to prepare and present various express menus in Melbourne
  • Taste a variety of delicious and authentic dishes from around the world
  • Enjoy this experience in a small and intimate group setting
  • Learn how to showcase the best in local produce, meats, and seafood through creative recipes
  • Enjoy a fun cooking, eating, and social experience on a week-day

Discover one or all of our monthly express cooking experiences:

A JOURNEY TO ITALY (Feb, Jun & Oct 2024)

Come on, let's take a culinary tour of the heart of Italy! Let us show you how to make the perfect ravioli: from rolling the dough to stuffing and shaping it with your hands, we will teach you all about this timeless Italian tradition. With our guidance, you'll learn how to create tortelloni, cappelletti, agnolotti and more - all without overstuffing. And when it comes to pairing with fillings for those heavenly pockets of goodness, never fear - we have two great ones in store for you! After crafting your creations, sit down and savour your handmade ravioli with exquisite Italian wines or make their mouthwatering traditional broth and butter sauce. So why wait? Join us now on a delectable journey through Italy's classic pasta dishes!

A JOURNEY TO CHINA (Mar, Jul & Nov 2024)

Delight your taste buds and learn how to create some of the most iconic Chinese dishes in our Express Chinese Cooking Class this upcoming season. By attending this cooking experience, you will get a deep dive into the exquisite flavours that make a traditional hot pot so delicious. With interactive tutorials on how to effectively braise colorful ingredients, you’ll master everything you need to know about hot pot in no time! Moreover, while the cooking classes are packed with instructional demonstrations, you will be able to take away skills that you can recreate at home for your family and friends. Your loved ones won’t believe the authentic tastes and textures you can now bring to their plates! So join us for an unforgettable regional experience as we unite around table filled with flavour and scent of traditional Chinese hotspot.

A JOURNEY TO THAILAND (Apr, Aug & Dec 2024)

Look no further than this 30-minute weekday cooking, perfect for dinner every time! Our unique Thai cooking class run by expert chefs provides you with the opportunity to gain an authentic experience in classic Thai stir fry making. We provide all the necessary ingredients, set up the high-heat stove and guide you through the process of prepping and preparing a delicious meal. With our step-by-step instructions, you’ll feel as though you’re actually in Thailand! The best part? Each dish is cooked quickly while still retaining vitamins and freshness to provide maximum flavor! Enjoy meat cut into ribbons and thinly sliced veggies that remain crisp. Join us on this delicious journey through Thai cooking and explore this exclusively delicious culture and tradition – book this class today!

A JOURNEY TO VIETNAM (May & Sep 2024)

Embark on a culinary escapade to Vietnam with our express cooking class designed to bring the essence of Vietnamese cuisine straight to your kitchen! Join us for this weekday session where you'll discover the art of creating authentic Vietnamese dishes, perfect for a satisfying yet quick dinner every time. Experience the joy of crafting dishes bursting with authentic Vietnamese flavors while ensuring that each meal retains its nutritional value.Transport yourself to the bustling markets and aromatic streets of Vietnam as we guide you through recipes that capture the essence of this diverse and delicious culture. Our aim is not just to teach recipes but to immerse you in the vibrant tapestry of Vietnamese culinary heritage.

On the day:
Please arrive 10 minutes before the scheduled start time of the class. We cannot accommodate or refund those who arrive after the scheduled start time, even if you call ahead. The instructor will be expected to start on time and will not be able to repeat the health and safety and/or demonstrations at the beginning of the class. You are required to work with one another in the class.

Important information:
  • There are 4 menus for you to choose from and you can book one class a month or book all monthly classes. The price shown is per class per person.
  • We are able to cater to dietary restrictions with advanced notice (min 5 days before the event)
  • For rescheduling made more than 14 days prior to the event, there is no charge to change to your new date. After the first date change, there will be a charge of 30% of the ticket(s) value per date change. For rescheduling made within 14 days prior to the event, we can only accept changes due to you being sick and providing us with a current medical certificate. We will still charge $49 for administration fee.
  • No refund or reschedule will take effect (1) if you fail to arrive at the venue at the time stipulated, (2) if you voluntarily leave your class after it has commenced, (3) if you need to leave the event for reasons of bereavement, injury or illness. Travel insurance and medical insurance are therefore strongly recommended. We have a no-refund policy.
  • In the event that you are unwell, we ask that you send someone in your place. The participants who are not unwell will still be expected to attend and $49 administration fee applied.


Knowledge required
Beginner-friendly, perfect for a chilled evening with great food and company.
 
What you'll get
  • This hands-on experience lasts for 1.5 hours
  • Demonstrations and guided hands-on instruction coordinated by our chef instructors
  • Prepare and cook a varied menu, utilising a wide range of techniques along the way
  • Explore the creation of popular street food dishes
  • Work either by yourself or with a partner
  • Finish the class by tasting all of your creations with a glass of sparkling, red, white wine, beer or soft drink.
What to bring
Wear enclosed shoes and tie long hair back.
 
Suitable for

This class is great for a team building activity, birthday or hens party.

Location

393 Victoria Street, Abbotsford VIC

This venue is within walking distance from North Richmond station (600m).

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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.

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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