Woking Academy

Dinner in 90: Bao

Fluffy, pillowy, tender, stuffed buns… yes, you really can learn how to make bao buns yourself, in just 90 minutes. Join us for an evening cooking class where we’ll teach you the secrets to the perfect homemade bao buns and help you whip up a spicy filling ready for a well-deserved dinner and drink with your classmates.


Friday Jun 23rd 2023

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Fully booked

Saturday Jul 29th 2023

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Fully booked

Friday Aug 25th 2023

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Places available

Saturday Sep 16th 2023

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Places available

What to expect

Learn, laugh and enjoy a delicious dinner (and a glass of wine!) with our evening masterclasses. You’ll be spending the whole evening with us at the Academy, but it will only take 90 minutes to master a new recipe and pick up some essential skills. Then sit down, relax and tuck in… cheers!

Bao have swept the nation as one of the hottest new street foods and we’re excited to share our top tips and techniques for making these in the home kitchen. Our chefs will guide you through making the enriched bun dough, a spicy filling and some crunchy pickles for you to sit down with, or pack up to take home along with all your recipes and new-found kitchen confidence. 

Class details

Class starts: 6.30pm, arrive anytime from 6pm to check in at reception

Class finishes: 8pm, stay to dine with your class or take home the dishes you’ve made

Class size: Maximum 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 – making the dough, shaping and steaming
  • Spicy fried chicken or char siu pork filling (or vegan alternative)
  • Quick pickled veg

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 including a glass of wine, beer or soft drink
  • Takeaway containers to take your creations home in (although feel free to bring your own or a cool bag if travelling far)