Work Christmas Party Ideas

CODE: PPX216  |  Class Size: 8-20  |  Skill Level: All  |  Ages: work party, sales team, corporate event 4 Hours  |  All Food, Venue, Entertainment  |  Sparkling Wine and Beer, BYO  |  Melbourne START BOOKING NOW

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Looking for Christmas Party Ideas? Finding ideas for work Christmas party ideas in Melbourne is no mean feat, so we've taken the pain out of it by compiling this handy food experiences of the best and fun work xmas party in Melbourne.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Learn fundamentals with cooking of Asian fresh ingredients and flavours
  • How to prepare a range of quick, healthy and authentic Asian recipes
  • Asian cooking tips, tricks and techniques
  • Have fun with cooking, sharing and eating bonding experience 
  • You can custom for your event 2-4 hours. Price from $125-$155
  • We have a special package for this Xmas menu

SPECIAL WORK CHRISTMAS PARTY PACKAGE 2017

Now's the time of year that you are looking for booking that your special Xmas party. For any small and medium workplace keen to do something alternative, participative, unusual, affordable and more interesting that your average turkey lunch, we've got ideas for you. 

 

SPECIAL 12 PEOPLE PRE XMAS WORK PARTY - 2.5 HOURS 

  • Vietnamese rice paper rolls
  • Thai fishcake
  • Sushi with salmon and avocado
  • Pork in banana leaf
  • Fried wonton with sweet and sour pineapple sauce
  • Rice Dumplings

Available Monday - Wednesday in Oct Nov and December 10.12.30pm or 6-8.30pm with shared canapés or Yum Char style

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

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 or Chicken 
  • 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. 

 

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

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)

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 over hour or so. 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. 
  • 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/

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Hands-on cooking experience with your own chef or chefs
  • Refreshment drinks throughout the class
  • Use of all cooking equipment and utensils, including apron
  • The freshest quality food and ingredients all provided
  • Valuable cooking skills to take home
  • A wonderful meal to enjoy at the end, with complimentary sparkling wine
  • Access to exclusive use of our venue, indoor and outdoor function spaces available

FAQs

WHY COOKING CLASS?

  • 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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