Cooking Class: Japanese Cooking With a Five-Star Chef

In this hands-on class with Chef Shinya, you will learn how to prepare authentic Japanese cuisine across an impressive display of six courses. 

First, Chef Shinya will begin with some classic Japanese dishes, including a salty seasonal miso soup and a fresh field green and shredded cabbage salad. You'll also learn how to master the art of dumplings with hearty pork gyoza dumplings, as well as juicy shrimp gyoza dumplings stuffed with a variety of meats, cabbage and vegetables. You'll also learn to whip up takikomi gohan, a traditional Japanese rice dish, as a savory complement to your meal.


Seasonal Miso Soup 

With miso paste, dashi, seasonal vegetables and wakame

Field Green and Shredded Cabbage Salad 

With an onion-ponzu dressing

Pork Gyoza Dumplings 

With shredded cabbage and Japanese garlic chives

Pork and Shrimp Gyoza Dumplings 

With shredded cabbage and Japanese garlic chives

Dipping Sauce 

With soy sauce, rice vinegar, garlic chili sauce and sesame seeds

Takikomi Gohan 

With 50% milled rice, dashi, soy sauce, sake, mirin and seasonal vegetables

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 6
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Activity Level
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  • LabelsAsian, Japanese, Couples, Date Night, Valentine's, Group, Holiday
  • 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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20 Feb 2023

Chef Shinya was a wonderful and very knowledgeable host. We took the gyoza class and learned so much! I do recommend having a snack before, as we didn’t eat until 9pm. The only suggestion I would have is for the class to be a little more interactive for all participants. Really enjoyed meeting Chef Shinya!

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16 Jan 2023

My partner and I really enjoyed this class! Pros: learned several general cooking tips, the food was fantastic, the Chef was great at breaking down big steps into small pieces, the lesson feels doable at home, and the chef adjusted the recipe to my pescatarian diet once I brought it to his attention. Cons: We did not eat until 9:30 PM, it was a large group for a smaller kitchen so we all watched people rotate cooking instead of being involved in each step, and the chef did not ask about dietary restrictions ahead of time. Overall, fantastic class, just eat a snack before you arrive. :)

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22 Aug 2022

Chef Shinya was incredibly knowledgable and shared interesting scientific insight behind great tasting food.

$ 109 Per person

all-inclusive: 3-hour class, meal and taxes.

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Chef Shinya
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Chef Shinya is a Japanese chef who specializes in traditional dishes from his home country enhanced with local flavors and ingredients of the West Coast. His combination of both classic Japanese techniques and native ingredients makes for dishes that are truly unique. Chef Shinya has lots of industry experience, having worked as both a culinary instructor and chef trainer. He also formerly owned a restaurant that earned three stars from Seattle Times. 

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