Woking Academy

Dinner in 90: Christmas bao

Bao buns get a festive makeover in this fun Christmas cooking class! Not only will you master making your own fluffy bao bun dough, but you'll also give our 'JFT' (Jocky Fried Turkey) filling a go. If you're looking for some delicious festive fun and something a bit different this year to kick off Christmas, then this is the activity for you!


What to expect

Our Christmas cooking classes are not only the perfect opportunity to have some festive fun in the kitchen with friends and loved ones, but will also set you up with essential recipes and new ideas to make this Christmas the most delicious one yet.

Gorgeous fluffy bao buns have been so popular with our guests this year, our chefs decided to have a bit of fun with them for Christmas. In this 90-minute cooking class, you'll have time to make your own fluffy bao dough to shape and steam, ready for some delicious festive fillings. 

There'll be spicy turkey, zingy sauce and red cabbage pickle to make these buns fully stuffed, ready to eat for dinner with your fellow guests and a glass of wine. Alternatively, you can always pack up your buns to take home and share. 

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 bun dough
  • Spiced turkey filling and sticky sauce
  • Quick pickled red cabbage

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)