Woking Academy

Bao masterclass

Unlock the secrets to the perfect light, fluffy, pillowy steamed buns with our bao cooking class. A street food favourite across China and Taiwan, these sweet buns stuffed with spicy meat or veg may seem tricky to make, but our chefs will show you exactly how to make bao at home.


Saturday Oct 1st 2022

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Sunday Oct 9th 2022

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Friday Oct 14th 2022

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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Friday Nov 25th 2022

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Sunday Dec 4th 2022

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Thursday Dec 8th 2022

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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What to expect

Our Masterclasses are the perfect opportunity for you to master one particular dish or skill, all within a relaxed 3-hour class. 

You’ll start with refreshments and an introduction to bao from our chefs, then will get hands-on mixing up and kneading your bun dough. While that’s proving, it’ll be time to focus on fillings, pickles and sauces – you choose, meat or veg – ready to shape and steam as classic folded bao and stuffed buns for a feast with your classmates.

We’ll make sure you’ve got all the kit and ingredients you need, and we’ll even take care of the washing up. Afterwards you’ll take home your recipe packs, plus leftovers… if there are any!

Class details

3-hour classes: Starting 9.30am, 11am or 1pm (please check individual booking)

Arrive up to 30 minutes before your class to check in at reception and there’s no rush at the end – you might be too busy eating your delicious dishes!

Class size: Maximum 10-12 guests, some elements may require working in pairs with a classmate, don’t worry if you’ve come alone – it’s a great way to meet new people and have a laugh 

Typical recipes and skills (we’ll cook the best available on the day, so we might surprise you!): 

  • How to make bao dough (dairy-free option available) 
  • Spicy fried chicken or char siu pork filling (or vegan alternative) for traditional bao 
  • Quick pickled veg 
  • Chicken and prawn filling (or vegan alternative) for stuffed dumplings 
  • Chilli oil or dipping sauce 

What’s included: 

  • Expert guidance from our chef teacher and assistants 
  • All ingredients and equipment Gordon Ramsay Academy apron to wear in class 
  • Recipe wallet and class recipes 
  • Refreshments throughout the class 
  • Takeaway containers to take your creations home in (although feel free to bring your own or a cool bag if travelling far)