Cooking Class - Better Than Chinese Takeout

Learn to make classic savory dumplings and other Chinese restaurant favorites at home.

Wontons are one of the most popular dishes ordered at Chinese restaurants, but when you dine out, you can't control the amount of salt or other ingredients that go into your food. Chef Gilley will teach you how to make your own wontons and other Chinese take-out favorites from scratch.

You'll begin by learning how to prepare a proper chicken lo mein with the right "wok kei" to stir-fry your noodles. Then, you'll experience the fun of rolling your own homemade wontons to be stuffed with your choice of chicken or pork. You will also learn to make a spicy dipping sauce. To round out the meal, you will learn to make another Chinese classic: the scallion pancake.

Guests are welcome to provide wine and beer to enjoy during the class.

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 4
  • Meal Courses 3
  • Event Duration 2.5 hours
  • Labels Asian, Chinese, Couples, Date Night

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10 May 2023

We had a great experience with Gilley! He was very knowledgeable and the food all tasted great. It was a perfect mix of us being involved with the cooking and Gilley making sure everything turned out great. Really fun dinner and would highly recommend! Bonus - we were left with lots of leftovers!



09 Jan 2023

It was a lot of fun! He was informative, arrived early and made some delicious food. He even washed the dishes so we didn’t have to clean up the kitchen afterwards. Highly recommend Chef Gilley.



27 Nov 2021

Chef was very charismatic and informative about his craft!

$ 95 Per person

all-inclusive: 2.5-hour class, 3-course meal and taxes.

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Chef Gilley is passionate about teaching the beauty of Chinese cuisine and hosting cooking classes to share his knowledge and experience with others. In the past, he has operated an extension of his family's restaurant at a weekly food fest in Brooklyn, and is currently serving up delectable dishes as a sous chef in New York. Chef Gilley is famous for his cold sesame noodles, which have been heralded by Gourmet Magazine and the New York Times.

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Chef Gilley will travel to guests within New Jersey for this experience.

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