Team Building Activity - Japanese Tapas

COVID-19 protocols this chef will implement are:
Chef Wearing a Mask
Chef Providing Masks

Bond with your team over the creativity and innovation emanating from this incredible fusion experience.

There is no better way to bond with one another than over an extraordinary culinary experience. Izakata, also known as a Japanese tapas bar, is the ideal way to achieve just that.

In this hands-on class, Chef Shinya will lead you and your team as you work together to create some of the Pacific Northwest Izakaya's staple menu items, such as miso marinated wild salmon, and garlic edamame and onigiri. You and your colleagues will finish the class with vegan panna cotta topped with matcha syrup and red bean paste.

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

  • Minimum Guests 20
  • Maximum Guests 35
  • Meal Courses 4
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Labels Asian, Corporate, Fun, Group, Japanese

Cozymeal guest reviews for this experience

Ethan N.

22 Nov 2019

We had a great time! The experienced cooks learned some new tricks, and the new cooks got involved as well!

Cozymeal guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Shinya

Michael H.

19 Oct 2020

He had thoughtful, detailed answers to all of our questions, even things that may have seemed trivial like details on the cookware and which brands to use for the ingredients. And the end product was fantastic! We will definitely be looking into taking additional classes with him.

Albert Y.

10 Sep 2020

Even before we started our in-person ramen experience, Chef Shinya was very timely and helpful in providing information upon request. We wanted to make the most out of the 3-hr session and was able to prepare by watching a few short, but notable documentaries on the history of ramen. On the day of the cooking class, we showed up at Chef Shinya's home and everything was nicely prepared in advance (e.g. having both fresh chasu / pork to prepare in person but also some ready made for consumption due to the time it takes to marinate appropriately). Me and my SO were the only two guests, and he explained each step of the process very clearly, from making Ajitsuke Tamago to all the ins and outs of using the optimal ramen noodle and creating the soup base (we had Tokyo style ramen), I came away from the session with a much deeper perspective about the art of ramen. I will never see another bowl of ramen in the same light! When we were able to finally enjoy the ramen towards the end of the session, Chef Shinya set up a nice ambience for me and my SO and gave us additional Chasu pork to enjoy. Would highly recommend this session to anyone looking to better understand ramen!

Meet your chef

Chef Shinya
Chef Shinya Verified chef
Food safety certified

Hailing from Japan, Chef Shinya focuses on crafting outstanding cuisine centering on traditional and authentic Japanese recipes, but mixed with a passion for using fresh, local ingredients. This method, along with his extensive experience as a culinary instructor, chef trainer and former restaurant owner who has earned three stars from Seattle Times, proves Chef Shinya's classes will be extraordinary.

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