Cooking Class - The Art of Handmade Dumplings

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Learn to to make various Chinese dumplings from scratch in this introductory class.

This hands-on cooking class with Chef Melissa covers everything you need to make different dumplings at home, from hand-folding the wraps and learning a perfect pan-searing technique. You’ll get to fold shapes like triangles, pleats and even roses!

Begin class by preparing savory char siu pork to stuff into lotus leaf buns. Then, learn how to master different foldings of dumplings and the tips to pan fry guoties to create a crispy bottom. Afterward, repeat what you've learned to craft a vegetable wonton soup before finishing your meal with sweet and creamy boba ice cream for dessert.

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

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 5
  • Meal Courses 4
  • Event Duration 2.5 hours
  • Labels Asian, Chinese, Couples, Gourmet, Group, Holiday, Mother's Day

Reviews guests left for this experience



15 Sep 2023

This was an absolutely amazing experience! Chef Melissa is not only a phenomenal chef with an insane amount of experience but she is also wonderfully kind. Luckily for us, the other couple was a no show so we had a one on one lesson. She was so patient, encouraging and hilarious. Prior to the class she checked in and I have a ton of dietary restrictions. She was able to accommodate those and I'm so glad she did! I love that she grows her own herbs. She had us play some fun games and taught us a ton of useful skills. She also makes you feel at ease and her zest and positivity for life in general was contagious. We left incredibly full, with left overs and ear to ear grins. We will absolutely be back for other classes, buy classes with her as gifts and happily refer her to anyone we meet! Thank you for an amazing going away/birthday dinner for Bryan. We can't wait to learn more dishes with you in the future!



25 Jul 2023

Our experience with Chef Melissa is a joy we will forever treasure. She is funny, personable, and a great instructor. We appreciate her welcoming us into her space and providing us with an unparalleled cooking experience. Our time together with the other couple was filled with joy, fun, and a love for learning. I surprised my boyfriend with this class because he loves cooking and is a major foodie. This was such a wonderful gift to him and myself as well! It brought us closer together in a super fun way. The meal came out super delicious and there was plenty left over to take home. Chef Melissa is clearly well versed in her craft as well as a wide variety of other cuisines. She gave us insight in the meal we were preparing and inquired on what foods we liked to cook in our everyday lives to provide us with helpful hints how to edify our meals. We will certainly be booking with her again. Well worth the investment in self and my relationship! I encourage anyone with the slightest curiosity to move forward and take this class! It is a one of a kind experience for sure.



24 Jul 2023

The class was amazing, Chef Melissa was very informative, patient and funny, we were there with another couple which made the experience even better. The food was amazing! I would definitely recommend to friends and family and would return for another cooking class. Oh her home was beautiful and clean.

$ 139 Per person

all-inclusive: 2.5-hour class, 4-course meal and taxes.

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Chef Melissa uses cooking to bring food enthusiasts together, and to celebrate cultures and curiosities. After spending her youth in her home country of Taiwan, she worked as a food writer and spent dozens of years in Boston honing her craft alongside renowned chefs. Part story-teller, part educator, and part food and wine lover, Chef Melissa blends her Asian roots, her world travels and her love of food and culture to bring joy and inspiration to people everywhere.

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