Cooking Class - Flavors of Beijing

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Explore the unique flavors of Chinese Shandong cuisine with Chef Wen.

Immerse yourself in the traditions of this world-famous cuisine with Chef Wen as you learn how to craft traditional dishes brimming with flavor. Master the art of Chinese cooking as you work your way through four classic dishes.

First, make a fresh sweet and sour cucumber salad to awaken your palate, made with star anise, fennel and vinegar. Next up is five-spice marinated tofu, gently pan-seared and served with vegan curry fried rice. Finally, learn how to expertly bake rice cakes with a variety of ingredients.

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

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 6
  • Meal Courses 3
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Labels Asian, Chinese, Couples, Fun, Vegetarian

Reviews guests left for other experiences with Chef Wen



08 Sep 2023

Awesome experience ce and can't wait to book again!



10 Aug 2023

Chef Wen was highly knowledgeable about the cuisine and was a delight to watch. His class was very hands on and we were involved in every step of the way. I would highly recommend this class to anyone looking to further their knowledge of Chinese cuisine, or who simply enjoys eating Chinese cuisine.



01 Aug 2023

Chef Wen has 40 years as a chef. That much is clear, we started off with some knife skills and made some cool decorations with his cleaver as our other guests were in route. He brought his son and wife and they all helped make the night a total blast. Jing(sp?) was a bun master! She helped teach us how to fold them just right. What a talent! Allan(Sp?), Chen Wen's son, was very helpful in translating some of the finer points of the preparation. Very awesome family! I speak a little Mandarin so that made it even better : ) We started with bun dough, letting it rise and do its thing. Then we made the tan tan noodles. The sauce was AMAZING! Wowowowowowow! Then we made potatoes with cane sugar, I didn't know about this traditional dish, and I lived in China for a while! IT was very cool, a totally delicious dish that is a cool party trick as well! String sugar makes it fun to show off! Then we steamed the buns, which were freaking incredible. So authentic! Besides preparing this mouth-watering feast, he kept our kitchen spotless. The only sign we had a professional chef in our midst was the lingering aroma of the killer food! Do not pass up a meal with Chef Wen and his family!

$ 95 Per person

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

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Chef Wen is a classically trained culinary arts instructor whose expertise in Shandong cuisine celebrates the heritage of Chinese cuisine. As a private chef, Chef Wen refined the balance between artistry and craftsmanship while preparing elegant dishes for prominent clients. With a decade of experience in five-star kitchens and years spent cooking for others, Chef Wen hopes to help aspiring home chefs hone their own talents.

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Flexible booking: Cancel or reschedule this event's reservation for free up to 48 hours before the event.

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