Cook Share Inspire

We're a cooking school with a purpose - Celebrate Food and People. Variety of Food Experiences. Simplified Hands on. Fresh Ingredients. 

Nurturing Through Food

Cooking is naturally a great bonding activity and entertainment because it provides an original and interactive way to entertain, nurture and build relationship between people, teams, family and friends.

Our Kitchen

Otao Kitchen studio is purposely built to deliver a unique cultural journey to each of strong food cultures by 2-4-hour hands-on cooking experiences with everything is provided of weekend classes, team-building exercises, private celebrations, hens and bucks' parties, school & kid programs.


Victoria Street is 3km East of Melbourne CBD and known traditional shopfronts, including a vast array of Asian eateries and food and goods stores. Book our chef to meet guests along Victoria street to scour the local shops for fresh produce and visit greengrocers, kitchen stores and seafood vendors before guests cook, eat, share, celebrate and inspire their creations. 

Diversity of Cuisines

Immerse in food culture in a true Asian and across global culinary escapade, get inspiration for composing your gourmet menus of Dumplings, ChineseFinger Foods, Japanese, Vietnamese,Thai, Korean, IndonesianIndian, Spanish, Mexican, Italian or just Pizza

Cook The Right Way

We designed each class with the mission of making Asian food simpler for guests. We teach the people authentic dishes – the right way. Whether you want to gain confidence in your kitchen, transition to a healthier diet and lifestyle or are a professional wanting to expand your skill set, we have something for you. 

Our Customers Say

TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence in 2017, 2018, 2019 

Dumpling Making on Red Balloon 4.8-star rating 

Facebook review 4.9/5 

Our People

We are a team made up chef based instructors dedicated to celebrate the rich and varied food experiences of Melbourne’s immigrant communities. Additionally, we offer catering, special events, local and international food tours

Food Blog

Learn at your own pace and select which topics interest you – everything from knife skills to how to make pasta and mastering your fry pan.