Cooking classes

Chinese Cuisine


There’s no disputing that a visit to China is a great opportunity to savour some mouth-watering delicacies. But how special would it be if you could actually learn the secrets of cooking like a local? Imagine how impressed your friends and family will be when you sit them down to some traditional Chinese favourites. LetsdoChina.com are always looking for ways to add value and creativity to your China experience and our cooking classes have become a very popular option. We've put together some fabulous classes in:

  • Beijing
  • Hong Kong
  • Shanghai
  • Yangshuo

There are several schools to choose from below, each specialising in dishes that are local to their province.You’ll have a wonderful time learning new skills and sampling some fantastic creations. Whether you’re an inexperienced novice or a chef in the making, cooking classes in China & Hong Kong are suitable for everyone.

Please note: some schools require a minimum number of participants and some are Private Class only - meaning they are reserved for group-sized bookings. All prices are per person in AU$ and these classes are only available to clients of LetsdoChina.com who book land packages with a minimum of 2 nights stay in China or Hong Kong.

Beijing - Home-style Cooking Classes in a Hutong


Home-style Cooking Classes in a Hutong in Beijing

Cooking in the courtyard of Chenyi Zhou’s hutong home is a Beijing food experience not to be missed. Classes have a focus on home-style cooking, revealing the mysteries of how to stir-fry, braise and steam your way to culinary competence.

from AU$110

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Home-style Cooking Classes in a Houtong in Beijing

Cooking Class Details


Class Name & Type

Hutong Cooking Class - Join-in Class

Class Size

Up to 10 students

Duration

Approx. 3 - 4 Hours

Schedule

Each morning from 10:30AM - except Wednesdays

Course Content

Each lesson focuses on 2 major cooking skills with 5 dishes being demonstrated. Students can practice 2 or 3 of those dishes such as stir-fried chicken, steamed fish, braised beef etc.

Inclusions

Return transfers between your hotel and the cooking school with an English-speaking guide; your cooking class; post-course meal based on dishes cooked in class. Schedules, dishes and costs are subject to availability and variation by the school.

Prices in AU$ per person

Single Student - $220
2 - 3 Students - $136
4 - 10 Students - $116

Class Name & Type

Hutong Cooking Class + Market Tour & Seasoning Lesson
Join-in Class

Class Size

Up to 10 students

Duration

Approx. 5 Hours

Schedule

Each morning from 08:45AM - 2:00PM except Wednesdays

Course Content

Each lesson focuses on 2 major cooking skills and 5 dishes are demonstrated. Students can practice 2 or 3 of those dishes such as stir-fried chicken, steamed fish, braised beef etc. Your day begins with a Local Market Tour from 08:45AM  - 10:00AM to learn about the various ingredients and spices commonly used in Chinese cooking. Next you'll undergo a Seasoning, Knife & Wok Skills session from 10:00AM - 10:30AM to learn how to use soy sauce, vinegar & wine; how to use a cleaver; wok seasoning skills and oil temperature management. Main cooking class runs from 10:30AM - 2:00PM and finishes with a meal based on dishes cooked in class..

Inclusions

Return transfers between your hotel and the cooking school with an English-speaking guide; Local Market Tour; Seasoning, Knife & Wok Skills session; Cooking Class and post-course meal. Schedules, dishes and costs are subject to availability and variation by the school.

Prices in AU$ per person

Single Student - $238
2 - 3 Students - $154
4 - 10 Students - $134

Class Name & Type

Hutong Cooking Class - Private Class

Class Size

2 - 8 students

Duration

Approx. 3 - 4 Hours

Schedule

Each afternoon from 4:30PM - except Wednesdays

Course Content

Each lesson focuses on the cooking of 4 dishes consisting of traditional Chinese hot dishes and or dumplings.

Inclusions

Return transfers between your hotel and the cooking school with an English-speaking guide; Cooking Class and post course meal and finishes with a meal based on dishes cooked in class. Schedules, dishes and costs are subject to availability and variation by the school.

Prices in AU$ per person

2 Students - $177
3 - 4 Students - $144
5 - 8 Students - $110

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  below to access our Tour Enquiry Form where you can enter your travel details and nominate which
  cooking class is of interest to you.

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Beijing - Wine & Dine in a Hutong


Wine & Cooking Demonstrations in a Hutong in Beijing

Set in the trendy Hou Hai area, instruction is offered on local specialties by professional teachers along with commentary by food author Jen Lin Liu. Choose from demonstration & wine pairing evenings; themed specialty classes and private introductory classes that include visits to local markets.

from AU$81

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Wine & Dine Demonstrations in a Houtong in Beijing

Cooking Class Details


Class Name & Type

Saturday Gourmet Class in a Hutong - Join-in Class

Class Size

Up to 10 students

Duration

Approx. 3 Hours

Schedule

Each Saturday from 1:00PM - 4:00PM

Course Content

Each lesson focuses on a particular chinese theme with 3 dishes being demonstrated. Next students have a practical hands-on session followed by a meal.

Inclusions

Return transfers between your hotel and the cooking school with an English-speaking guide; Cooking Class and post course meal. Schedules, dishes and costs are subject to availability and variation by the school.

Prices in AU$ per person

Single Student - $165
2 - 10 Students - $128
Note: This class is also available as a Private Class for 4 - 10 students on your nominated date (subject to availability) at a cost of $126 per person

Class Name & Type

Friday Wine & Dine Experience in a Hutong - Join-in Class

Class Size

Up to 20 students

Duration

Approx. 3 Hours

Schedule

Each Friday eveing from 7:00PM - 10:00PM

Course Content

A 6-course Chinese dinner will be demonstrated in front of you and paired with 2 wines. This class is demostration-only and has no hands-on experience by students, but you are free to quiz chefs and take notes as they prepare your gourmet meal.

Inclusions

Return transfers between your hotel and the cooking school with an English-speaking guide; cooking demonstration by expert chefs and 6-course dinner with wine. Schedules, dishes and costs are subject to availability and variation by the school.

Prices in AU$ per person

1 Student - $154
2 - 10 Students - $132
11 - 20 Students - $81
Note: This class is also available as a Private Class for 6 - 20 students on your nominated date (subject to availability) at a cost of $110 per person

Class Name & Type

Hutong Cooking Class + Market Tour - Private Class

Class Size

4 to 10 students

Duration

Approx. 5 Hours

Schedule

Each morning or afternoon

Course Content

Class begins with an introduction to Chinese cooking followed by a local market tour to learn about the various ingredients and spices commonly used in the classes. The lesson then resumes in class where 3 dishes are demonstrated with hands on practice by students. A sit down meal then follows the lesson.

Inclusions

Return transfers between your hotel and the cooking school with an English-speaking guide; Introduction to Chinese cooking; Local Market Tour; Cooking Class and post-course meal. Schedules, dishes and costs are subject to availability and variation by the school.

Prices in AU$ per person

$195

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  below to access our Tour Enquiry Form where you can enter your travel details and nominate which
  cooking class is of interest to you.

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Hong Kong - Chinese Cuisine Training Institute


Chinese Cuisine Training Institute in Hong Kong

This is an exclusive opportunity to cook at Hong Kong's internationally accredited training venue. Chefs from around the world train here to hone their skills and master the art of Chinese cooking. Open to the public, private classes are available to teach you the important foundations of this much-loved cuisine.

from AU$144

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Chinese Cuisine Training Institute in Hong Kong

Cooking Class Details


Class Name & Type

Chinese Cuisine Training Institute - Private Group Class

Class Size

10 to 40 students

Duration

Approx. 4 Hours

Schedule

Monday - Friday from 10:00AM - 2:00PM

Course Content

An intensive class taught by experienced instructors covering some key Chinese dishes and fundamental techniques. Resident trainees are also on hand to assist you in this highly professional training venue. On completion of your class you'll participate in a sumptuous lunch.

Inclusions

Return transfers between your hotel and the training institute with an English-speaking guide; Cooking Class; Certificate, Souvenir and post-course lunch. Schedules, dishes and costs are subject to availability and variation by the school.

Prices in AU$ per person

10 - 15 Students - $161
16 - 30 Students - $152
31 - 40 Students - $144

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Hong Kong - Electric Company Cooking School


Hong Kong Electric Company Cooking School

Learn how to cook authentic, home-style dishes on electric stoves in a warm and fun environment. Run by the Electric Company's Home Management Centre, you'll enjoy modern facilities with the option of Market tours, join-in and private classes.

from AU$64

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Hong Kong Electric Company Cooking School

Cooking Class Details


Class Name & Type

Electric Company Cooking School - Join-in Class

Class Size

Up to 20 students

Duration

Approx. 2 Hours

Schedule

Wednesday mornings from 10:30AM

Course Content

Each lesson focuses on Cantonese home-style cooking with 3 dishes being demonstrated by an experienced chef for students to practice in class.

Inclusions

Return transfers between your hotel and the cooking school with an English-speaking guide; your cooking class; post-course lunch based on dishes cooked in class; certificate. Schedules, dishes and costs are subject to availability and variation by the school.

Prices in AU$ per person

Single Student - $227
2 - 3 Students - $139
4 - 6 Students - $84
7 - 20 Students - $64

Class Name & Type

Electric Company Cooking School - Private Class

Class Size

12 to 16 students

Duration

Approx. 3 Hours

Schedule

Monday - Friday from 10:00AM or 2:00PM

Course Content

Classes begin with a local Market Tour to learn about the various ingredients and spices commonly used in Chinese cooking. Next you are taught by an award-winning chef and learn how to cook some traditional Cantonese hot dishes. On completion of your class you'll participate in a sumptuous meal.

Inclusions

Return transfers between your hotel and the cooking school with an English-speaking guide; Cooking Class; Certificate and post-course meal. Schedules, dishes and costs are subject to availability and variation by the school.

Prices in AU$ per person

$182

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  below to access our Tour Enquiry Form where you can enter your travel details and nominate which
  cooking class is of interest to you.

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Hong Kong - Jumbo Kingdom Floating Cooking School


Jumbo Kingdom Floating Cooking School

Situated in the Aberdeen Fishing precinct, Jumbo Kingdom is one of Hong Kong's most visited restaurants. You'll arrive to class aboard a traditional Sampan and learn to cook Cantonese-style dishes such as Dim Sum and other hot dishes from one of Jumbo Kingdom's award winning chefs.

from AU$147

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Jumbo Kingdom Floating Cooking School

Cooking Class Details


Class Name & Type

Jumbo Kingdom Floating Cooking School - Private Group Class

Class Size

10 to 20 students (Group bookings only)

Duration

Approx. 4 - 4.5 Hours

Schedule

7 days from 09:30AM - 1:30PM or 03:30PM - 8:00PM

Course Content

Classes are taught by an award-winning chef and you have a choice of Cantonese Dim Sum or traditional hot dishes. On completion of your class you'll participate in a sumptuous meal.

Inclusions

Return transfers between your hotel and Aberdeen with an English-speaking guide; 20 minute Sampan ride to reach Jumbo Kingdom; Cooking Class; Certificate and post-course meal. Schedules, dishes and costs are subject to availability and variation by the school.

Prices in AU$ per person

Morning Session with Lunch - $147
Afternoon Session with Dinner - $217

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Hong Kong - Towngas Cooking School


Towngas Cooking School

As the name suggests, classes involve the classic tradition of flame cooking. Operated by the Hong Kong & China Gas Company, you'll enjoy excellent facilities with modern utensils and work stations. Choose between introductory Cantonese cuisine cooking or Chinese pastry making classes.

from AU$100

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Towngas Cooking School

Cooking Class Details


Class Name & Type

Towngas Cooking School - Join-in Class

Class Size

Up to 24 students

Duration

Approx. 2 - 3 Hours

Schedule

Monday - Friday at a time to be advised

Course Content

Lessons focus on Cantonese home-style cooking or Chinese Pastry cooking with an experienced local chef.

Inclusions

Return transfers between your hotel and the cooking school with an English-speaking guide and your cooking class. Schedules, dishes and costs are subject to availability and variation by the school.

Prices in AU$ per person

Single Student - $287
2 - 3 Students - $197
4 - 6 Students - $141
7 - 20 Students - $124

Class Name & Type

Towngas Cooking School - Private Class

Class Size

20 to 24 students

Duration

Approx. 2 - 3 Hours

Schedule

Monday - Friday at a time to be advised

Course Content

Lessons focus on Cantonese home-style cooking or Chinese Pastry cooking with an experienced local chef.

Inclusions

Return transfers between your hotel and the cooking school with an English-speaking guide and your cooking class. Schedules, dishes and costs are subject to availability and variation by the school.

Prices in AU$ per person

$100

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Hong Kong - Wing Wah Chinese Cake-Making School


Wing Wah Cake Making & Tea Appreciation School in Hong Kong

Founded in 1950, the Wing Wah Cake Shop is famous in Hong Kong for its award-winning pastries. Learn how to prepare & bake traditional delicacies such as Moon Cakes and Wife Cakes under the expert guidance of Wing Wah's most accomplished pastry chefs.

from AU$83

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Wing Wah Cake Making & Tea Appreciation School in Hong Kong

Cooking Class Details


Class Name & Type

Wing Wah Cooking School - Join-in Class

Class Size

3 to 15 students

Duration

Approx. 1.5 Hours

Schedule

Each Tuesday & Saturday from 09:30AM - 11:00AM

Course Content

Lessons focus on Chinese Pastry cooking with students cooking 2 different kinds of pastries under the instruction of one of Wing Wah's experienced Pastry Chefs.

Inclusions

Return transfers between your hotel and the cooking school with an English-speaking guide; your cooking class and a tea appreciation class. Schedules, dishes and costs are subject to availability and variation by the school.

Prices in AU$ per person

3 - 5 Students - $119
6 - 15 Students - $83

Class Name & Type

Wing Wah Cooking School - Private Class

Class Size

6 to 15 students

Duration

Approx. 1.5 Hours

Schedule

On a day and time to fit in with your schedule

Course Content

Lessons focus on Chinese Pastry cooking with students cooking 2 different kinds of pastries under the instruction of one of Wing Wah's experienced Pastry Chefs.

Inclusions

Return transfers between your hotel and the cooking school with an English-speaking guide; your cooking class and a tea appreciation class. Schedules, dishes and costs are subject to availability and variation by the school.

Prices in AU$ per person

$83

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Shanghai - Puxi Cooking School


Puxi Cooking School in Shanghai

This highly popular school focuses on Shanghai-style dim sum and wok skill classes to help you develop your chinese cooking abilities. Market tours are also available so you can learn how to source the right ingedients to enable you to reproduce the signature dishes from all major food regions of China.

from AU$99

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Puxi Cooking School in Shanghai

Cooking Class Details


Class Name & Type

Puxi Cooking Class - Join-in or Private Class

Class Size

Up to 10 students

Duration

Approx. 2 Hours

Schedule

Daily from 10:00AM - 12:00PM, 1PM - 3:00PM & 7:00PM - 9:00PM

Course Content

Choose from a Dim Sum Class or Wok class. In the Dim Sum class students can practice 2 different dishes including making the dough. The Wok class also focuses on cooking 2 dishes and your instructor will also demonstrate how to cook an additional dish. Once your class has finished you're able to eat your newly prepared dishes.

Inclusions

Return transfers between your hotel and the cooking school with an English-speaking guide; your cooking class; post-course meal based on the dishes you've cooked in class. Schedules, dishes and costs are subject to availability and variation by the school.

Prices in AU$ per person

Single Student - $195
2 - 3 Students - $120
4 - 10 Students - $100
Note: Private classes for 4 - 10 students are available for this cooking class for $99 per person

Class Name & Type

Puxi Cooking Class + Market Tour - Join-in or Private Classes

Class Size

Up to 10 students

Duration

Approx. 3 Hours

Schedule

Daily from 09:00AM - 12:00PM, 12:00PM - 3:00PM & 6:00PM - 9:00PM

Course Content

Choose from a Dim Sum Class or Wok class. In the Dim Sum class students can practice 2 different dishes including making the dough. The Wok class also focuses on cooking 2 dishes and your instructor will also demonstrate how to cook an additional dish. Prior to class you'll enjoy a Market Tour to learn about the various ingredients and spices commonly used in Chinese cooking. Once your class has finished you're able to eat your newly prepared dishes.

Inclusions

Return transfers between your hotel and the cooking school with an English-speaking guide; Market Tour; your cooking class; post-course meal based on the dishes you've cooked in class. Schedules, dishes and costs are subject to availability and variation by the school.

Prices in AU$ per person

Single Student - $209
2 - 3 Students - $130
4 - 10 Students - $110
Note: Private classes for 4 - 10 students are available for this cooking class for $112 per person

  If you'd like to book or enquire further about any of these classes, click on the Enquire Now button
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Yanghshuo - Farmhouse & Riverside Cooking Schools


Yangshuo Cooking School

When visiting Guilin, you can't pass up the opportunity of travelling to Yangshuo for cooking classes at the Yangshuo Cooking School to master local specialties such as Beer Fish and Steamed Stuffed Vegetables. The school operates every day of the week and includes a market tour prior to your lesson.

from AU$60

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Yangshuo Cooking School

Cooking Class Details


Class Name & Type

Yangshuo Cooking Class #1 - Join-in Class

Venue

Farmhouse or Riverside School

Class Size

Up to 12 students

Duration

Approx. 4 Hours

Schedule

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday from 09:30AM & 3:30PM from
March to November.
One class only at 10:30AM from December to February.

Course Content

Students will firstly visit the local market and learn about the ingredients used in the Chinese cooking specific to the Guanxi Province. Next you'll practice cooking 5 different local dishes. These extremely tasty meals will be taught by experienced local chefs who have an emphasis on creating a fun learning environment. Once your class has finished, you'll sit down with fellow students and savour your newly prepared dishes.

Inclusions

Return transfers between your Yangshuo hotel and the cooking school with an English-speaking guide; Local Market tour; your cooking class including take-home recipes; post-course meal based on the dishes you've cooked in class. Schedules, dishes and costs are subject to availability and variation by the school.

Prices in AU$ per person

$60

Class Name & Type

Yangshuo Cooking Class #2 - Join-in Class

Venue

Farmhouse or Riverside School

Class Size

Up to 12 students

Duration

Approx. 4 Hours

Schedule

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday from 09:30AM & 3:30PM from
March to November.
One class only at 10:30AM from December to February.

Course Content

Students will firstly visit the local market and learn about the ingredients used in the Chinese cooking specific to the Guanxi Province. Next you'll practice cooking 5 different local dishes. These extremely tasty meals will be taught by experienced local chefs who have an emphasis on creating a fun learning environment. Once your class has finished, you'll sit down with fellow students and savour your newly prepared dishes.

Inclusions

Return transfers between your Yangshuo hotel and the cooking school with an English-speaking guide; Local Market tour; your cooking class including take-home recipes; post-course meal based on the dishes you've cooked in class. Schedules, dishes and costs are subject to availability and variation by the school.

Prices in AU$ per person

$60

  If you'd like to book or enquire further about any of these classes, click on the Enquire Now button
  below to access our Tour Enquiry Form where you can enter your travel details and nominate which
  cooking class is of interest to you.

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