Team Building Cooking

CODE: P7QZ6H  |  Class Size: 8-60  |  Skill Level: All  |  Ages: Corporate Private 3 Hours  |  all foods, cooking activity  |  all inclusive  |  Melbourne START BOOKING NOW

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Take your team out for hands on cooking class inspired Asian Restaurants. The subtle variations by cuisines and the fresh ingredients that keep the laddies and gentlemen chopping, cooking, wrapping for more.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Expert Chef with cooking recipes, tips, tricks and techniques
  • Hands-on cooking experience fundamentals of fresh ingredients and flavours
  • Learn knife skills to prepare a range of quick, healthy and authentic Asian recipes
  • Have fun with cooking, sharing and eating bonding experience 
  • Delicious meals with sparkling wines, white and red wines and beers
  • Access to exclusive use of our venue, indoor and outdoor function spaces available
  • Social Cooking from $125 pp for 2 hours with all foods, wine, cooking activity and lots of fun
  • Master Cooking Class from $165 pp for 3-4 hours with all foods, wine, cooking activity and more time for fun
  • Food Challenge and Team Cuisine from $245 pp such as amazing race, street food challenge, food truck challenge and magic box and more
  • You can add a photographer $495 for the group, great Melbourne made apron $45 each, a Japanese knife shun kai set for life from $549 as gift to your participant.

ON THE DAY

  • Our Private and Corporate Cooking Events are 2-4 hour in length. We begin with complimentary refresher while guests are arriving. Next, we prep for for 1 hour. Then we together cook all the dishes. Finally you and your guests can enjoy new flavours, exotic ingredients, cooking, drinking, eating and sharing your creations around a large kitchen table. 
  • We handle all arrangements so you and your guests can enjoy the bonding time together. Beyond a one stop activity spot, we really pride ourselves on the fact that our cooking experiences truly bring people together in a unique way, smelling, feeling, slicing, dicing, rolling and panfrying. 
  • We are not ordinary cooking class, there is no recipes or slide show or lecturing, we are a playful arena where you and your guests can build connections, make great memories and as well healthy and freshly made foods.
  • If you have market or walking tour – the tour can be done before or after classes.
  • If your party is more than 20 people we might be using other venue to host. Please let us know as soon as you can as we will need to secure a date and time for you.
  • Post party venue  – The National Hotel, located on Richmond’s bustling Victoria Street, is a place for locals and far-flung travellers to come together in a community-minded space, where the staff are always proud to serve and the atmosphere is heady with good vibes. http://thenationalhotel.com.au/

VIETNAMESE COOKING MENU 2-4 HOURS

Explore Vietnamese heritage and traditional cooking with many dishes with fresh herbs, vegetables and choice of meats and seafood dishes to cook and share. Great with “pick and choose” or substitutes what each person wants to eat. Definitely choice for cooking party with dietary (gluten free, dairy free, vegan, vegetarian…) friendly, and healthy choice.

  • Chả giò - Spring rolls - Vegetarian or Pork 
  • Goi Cuon – Fresh Rice  Paper Rolls,  Nuoc Cham - Fish sauce dip
  • Cha Tom - Sugar Cane Prawn
  • Bo La Lot - Beef in betel leaf
  • Hoanh Thanh - Wontons
  • Banh xeo - Saigon pancake and stuffings
  • Bun Thit Nuong - Pork and Vermicelli Salad
  • Chè Trôi Nước – Sweet Glutinous Rice Dumplings. 

THAI COOKING MENU 2 - 4 HOURS

Great cooking party with fresh herbs, vegetables and choice of meats and seafood dishes. Most dishes will have elements i.e fresh herbs, fish sauce, shrimp paste, curry paste, coconut cream, rice, chilli spices. Though Thai cuisine is brilliantly complex tasting and known for its amazing balance of sour, sweet, bitter and salty it’s actually easy to make. Great choice for cooking party wanting to share dishes – for example large green chicken curry or spicy Thai salad!

  • Curry Making + Thai Dipping Sauce
  • Fish Cakes, Bean and Lime Leaf  
  • Green Chicken Curry, Bean, Eggplant
  • Tom Yum Goong - Spicy shrimp soup or chicken
  • Thai Salad - vegetarian or w/ beef
  • Festive Rice + Duck Curry 
  • Candied bananas (kluay naam waa cheuam)

JAPANESE COOKING MENU 2-4 HOURS

Unique and sophisticated, Japan is a country of binaries. It works beautifully both the traditional and ultra-modern, and hosts buzzing cities alongside stunning natural landscapes. Japanese food is notoriously nutritious, with a diet based around fresh fish, soy, fermented produce. Please note some of the Japanese dishes has ready-made produce and quite often we can’t substitute for other ingredients well - gluten, soy and fish are prominent on the menu.

  • Cup of Miso Soup 
  • Goya Dumplings pork and ginger filling
  • Sushi Makings with pickles, fish, meats
  • Okonomiyaki Japanese pancake
  • Daikon Salad with sesame dressing
  • Ramen Noodle, Pork and Broth
  • Japanese teriyaki (Chicken, Beef Or Seafood) with Rice
  • DaikonSalad with sesame dressing

THE DUMPLING PARTY - 2 HOURS

For things to do in Melbourne, you can't get more immersed in food culture than the Dumplings Party. Learning to make dumplings is a true culinary escapade, both inside and outside of the Chinese, Vietnamese and Japanese  popular cultures.  Beginning  with making the perfect dough then learn how to shape  your best dumplings, get inspiration for composing your gourmet Japanese, Vietnamese  and Chinese menus.  

  • Complimentary rice paper rolls
  • Choice of Pork, Chicken, Prawn Dumplings or Vegetarian Dumpling
  • Steamed rice dumplings in banana leaf
  • Fruits and drink

*Gluten free dumplings available

 


FAQs

COOKING EVENT DURATION 

  • Cooking Party often creates beautiful memories and we like to learn while doing. This is a hands on cooking party event, every times your party made something, they will eat and then start another dish. It is great way to learn in  our 3-4 hours cooking class. You will make 4-5 dishes.
  • You KNOW your group well and how much stories they want to share and bonding time, we don't recommend longer than the duration we proposed as you will have great party with people wanting for more!

WHAT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?

  • It is the best value for activity, entertainment, food and wine package in town! The price includes: all foods for cooking and plenty to cook and eat, refresher drink, local Yarra Burn sparkling wine or equivalent, cooking activity, private venue-indoor and outdoor, brilliant chef instructor. 
  • Cooking party is great way for your party to have a memorable night of fun and laughter and learn some cooking tips and tricks. Please note your participants would have plenty of foods so you don't have to book lunch or dinner!

DEPOSIT AND BOOKING?

  • You can book by contacting chef Ha 0408 217 899 or hello@otaokitchen.com.au. In order to secure your booking you will need to pay
  • Pay 4 ticket or 25% deposit. This deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE for cancellations with less than 21 days’ notice. 
  • A booking with deposit is required for securing the date/time. If you cancel the date/time without booking a new date/time, a fee of $25 pp will apply. 
  • Full payment is required 7 days before the event date.

MINIMUM NUMBER?

  • There is no minimum number of participants as we can organise 2-60+ people, however there is a minimum charge 8 person. Generally the maximum group size is 20 pp. If you have a larger group, then contact us to discuss other possible arrangements.
  • If you have 8 or less people, you may be able to join our weekly classes, please call to discuss.

WHEN THE EVENT IS RUN?

  • Bookings essential and classes run by request. However, Saturday nights are by far the most popular day, so book early to avoid disappointment. 
  • We are working toward a meal so we recommend start time for Lunch 10am Early Dinner 3pm or Later Diner 6pm. 
  • Please note to avoid late you as the organiser will need to get the hens come on time. Meet for pre-event drink at the National Bar – few doors from us see here http://thenationalhotel.com.au/

WHAT PARTY WE CAN DO?

  • We are available for private events, public cooking classes, Christmas parties, hens party, birthdays, office parties, team-building workshops, anniversaries… any celebration and party excuse will do.

DROP OFF AND PICK UP ITEMS?

  • Yes we can do that by arrangement. It is your responsibility to arrange for drop off or collection during our normal operating hours email hello@otaokitchen.com.au

AGE RESTRICTION?

  • 15+ or person is higher than the standard kitchen bench

BEGINNER TO ADVANCED HOME COOK?

  • 95% of our clients tell us that they “don’t cook well”. Everyone will have a great time cooking and learning!

CAN I BRING MY KIDS?

  • It is private event. If the participant has no problem with this, neither do we. We don’t have kid facility but if the mother and her friends can look after them for the duration of the class. Great for day cooking class but not recommend for night cooking class.

SHOULD I INVITE GIRL ONLY OR MIXED GROUP? 

  • Boys are welcome. As well as uncle and aunt, father and mother, father and mother in law, partners, sisters, work mates... will have a ball! 

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