Woking Academy

Taste of East Asia

Get a taste for the spicy, fresh and hearty flavours of Chinese, Japanese and Korean cooking with our Asian-inspired cooking class. With such a huge variety of dishes and techniques to explore, our chefs aim to whet your appetite with beautiful tataki or sashimi, homemade kimchi, deeply savoury rice, delicate dumplings and more.


Saturday May 25th 2024

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Fully booked

Friday Jun 21st 2024

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Places available

Sunday Jul 14th 2024

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Limited places

Thursday Aug 22nd 2024

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Places available

What to expect

With our Taste of… classes we want to get you excited about some of the amazing food that’s being cooked all around the world. There’s so much to learn and discover when it comes to regional cuisines, from new flavours to age-old traditions, this is just the starting point for many more kitchen adventures to come. 

If you’ve ever thought about cooking more Chinese, Japanese or Korean food at home, this is a great place to start. You’ll be getting hands-on with our chefs, cooking up a real range of dishes to introduce you to ingredients and methods that will make you confident to delve deeper into these amazing cuisines. 

From the fresh flavours of Japan to the hot and hearty bowls of Korea, you’ll have a feast throughout the day and go home with your recipes, and any leftovers, too.

Class details

Class starts: 10am, arrive anytime from 9.30am to check in at reception

Class finishes: 3-3.30pm, depending on lunch break and time to finish dishes

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!):

  • Introduction to cooking styles and ingredients 
  • How to make dumplings – prawn or vegetable gyoza 
  • Simple fish such as salmon tataki 
  • Crispy spring rolls, filled with duck or vegetables 
  • Korean rice bowls with spicy beef, edamame and quick kimchi

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)