Cooking Class: The Art of Japanese Bento

Perfection is key in this hands-on cooking class as Chefs Vivian and Michi teach you how to carefully craft Japanese bento boxes. 

You'll begin by preparing sticky and hearty beef gyoza dumplings full of cabbage, scallions and ginger, and a classic Japanese potato salad with refreshing cucumbers and dill. Then, you'll delicately prepare and plate a seasoned shio salmon with leafy bok choy and asparagus. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a traditional daifuku rice cake with red bean dessert. 


Beef Gyoza

With cabbage, scallions and ginger

Japanese Potato Salad

With cucumbers and dill

Shio Salmon

With mini bok choy and asparagus


A rice cake with red bean

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 6
  • Event Duration 2.5 hours
  • Activity Level
    Activity Level
  • LabelsCouples, Date Night, Fun, Asian, Japanese
  • This is a BYOB venue and alcoholic beverages are not available for sale. You are welcome to bring beer and wine to enjoy during class.

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19 Jan 2022

It was fun and amazing food. They were both very helpful and informative. The food was delicious.

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22 May 2024

Chefs Vivian and Michi did a wonderful job with our cooking experience. They were well prepared when we arrived and very welcoming during the whole evening. They were very focused on teaching about the various dishes we were preparing, different techniques, spices etc - not just rushing to get it done. Well done and fun evening.

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15 May 2024

Such an awesome experience for Mother’s Day. Making food and memories in the kitchen is always more rewarding than going out to brunch sitting being on phone etc

$ 75 Per person

all-inclusive: 2.5-hour class, meal and taxes.

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Event location: Tampa

Chef’s Place


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Meet your chef

Chef Vivian and Michi
Chef Vivian and Michi Verified chef

Chef Vivian and Chef Michi are a dynamic husband and wife duo providing more than 30 years of exceptional culinary experience. Chef Vivian is highly regarded and holds many hats, including a private chef, caterer and cooking class instructor. Chef Michi has mastered the art of exquisite Japanese sushi and enjoys sharing his specialty skills with others. Together, Chefs Vivian and Michi offer a unique cooking experience in each of their incredible classes.

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