Cooking Class: Dumplings for Beginners

Dumplings are an easy yet delicious dinner or snack to whip up for any occasion. In this cooking class with Chef Andy, you'll learn how to make your own steamed dumplings that are sure to impress a crowd. 


You will create two types of dumplings in this class — one filled with pork and beef and the other vegetarian with mushrooms and carrots. Cook them the traditional way in a bamboo basket before enjoying your creations.


Our cooking classes are designed to be social events that do not require any previous experience. Guests are welcome to purchase beer to enjoy during the class.


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Pork and Beef Dumplings

With cabbage, carrots, ginger, soy sauce, garlic and scallions


Vegetable Dumplings

With wood ear mushrooms, carrots, ginger, soy sauce, garlic and scallions

  • Minimum Guests 1
  • Maximum Guests 25
  • Event Duration 2 hours
  • Activity Level
  • Restrictions Must be 21 years of age or older to attend.

Classpop! guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Andy

18 May 2020

Great class! I loved all the extra items Chef Andy explains beyond just the dumplings you are making in the class, like how to reduce waste in your kitchen. And it was so helpful having Chef Andy check in on our progress at different steps to make sure our dumplings were a success.

14 May 2020

Chef Andy was a pro at teaching an online cooking class! He was able to observe and comment on our skills (or those that need more practice!) and progress all the while moving the class along.

14 May 2020

It wasn’t Andy and whoever it was, she was ill prepared.

24 Mar 2020

Waste of money. Dark bar not conducive to cutting or learning Sub bar ingredients-did not pay for FARM RAISED Fish

Guest reviews for Chef Andy

29 Jan 2020

I brought in Chef Andy for the "Sushi Adventures" class as surprise for my mom's birthday and couldn't have asked for more! He was incredibly patient and helped to customize the experience for all of our favorite types of sushi dishes. He also really took the time to explain why certain techniques are important for the preparation of each dish and allowed us to walk away with a lot more knowledge regarding sushi and cooking in general (along with a ton of leftovers). He created a super relaxed environment while still making sure everything was delicious and fun. We even got to use blowtorch to add some finesse to the dishes. My mom and the rest of our family were so thrilled and had the best time cooking with him!

29 Jan 2020

Chef Andy was awesome, so knowledgable and so personable! This experience was a perfect blend of cooking class, relax, and learn. I would 100% recommend this experience to anyone and I look forward to working with Chef Andy again in the future. Such a fun night!!

29 Jan 2020

Chef Andy was great! He was personable, energetic, patient and overall a good teacher. My girlfriend and I loved the experience and would recommend it to anyone looking try something a little bit different. We will absolutely look to re-hiring him for future events

29 Jan 2020

Chef Andy was communicative and arrived on time. He has a great sense of humor which made us very comfortable with him early on. He walked us through each step of the sushi making process and made it fun and simple. Needless to say that not only sushi turned out great but I also learned great techniques from him. I can never forget the great experience we had. I would recommend this to anyone reading this review.

29 Jan 2020

I hired Chef Andy as a surprise birthday gift for my husband who likes to cook. Amazing! We learned a lot and the sushi was delicious (we made it!) Andy knows his craft, is super professional and really Fun! I recommended chef Andy to everyone that is looking for an amazing and unique experience.

29 Jan 2020

Chef Andy was absolutely wonderful, fun, and personable! He made the sushi process easy and understandable for all levels. He really was a wealth of information regarding the sushi making process and other cooking techniques. I highly recommend him!

29 Jan 2020

Words can’t describe how fun this experience was. Chef Andy was AMAZING & very personable - super nice. My friends and I can’t stop talking about it. I can’t recommend him enough, if you’re on the edge about booking this. THIS IS YOUR SIGN! Worth every dollar.

29 Jan 2020

Chef Andy offered a great date night for my girlfriend and I. He was very personable, and made us feel comfortable throughout the evening (even as we messed everything up). Taught not only how to make sushi, but recipes, history, and techniques. Awesome experience and look forward to booking Andy again soon.

29 Jan 2020

Used Chef Andy for my boyfriend's birthday dinner. I thought it would be a fun and unique experience - even more so than the usual cooking class with a bunch of other people. I can honestly say that it exceeded my expectations! We had an amazing time learning and cooking with Chef Andy. He taught us some simple tricks for presentation and knife skills as well as cleaning and using our cast iron skillet correctly. The price is comparable to going to an upscale restaurant, however the experience is one you definitely won't forget. I HIGHLY recommend this for a date night, special occasion, family get together, or girls night. My boyfriend told me this was one of the best birthday gifts he's ever received.

$75 $ 45 Per person

all-inclusive: 2-hour class, meal and taxes.


This class does not have any dates.

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Chef Andy's culinary expertise lies with recipe creation, and food styling and plating that elevates any meal. After graduating from the Illinois Institute of Art, Chef Andy gained years of experience in the kitchen as a cooking instructor and online as a food blogger. From sushi to classic European cuisine to molecular gastronomy, he really can do it all, and looks forward to sharing secrets and techniques you can use to boost your kitchen confidence.

Event location: Chicago

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