Cooking Class: Bento Box Magic

Discover the magic of a Japanese bento box in this interactive cooking class with Chef Ivan. He'll teach you the basics of creating a balanced bento box and then help you prepare a variety of recipes to fill your bento box. Some selections include umami-packed miso soup with tofu, pan-seared pork dumplings, fresh sushi and more. You'll also learn to make vanilla ube ice cream with purple potatoes as a sweet treat to end this bento box class. 


Miso Soup

With seaweed, bonito flakes, scallions and tofu

Gyoza: Pan-Seared Pork Dumplings

With garlic, ginger, scallions, corn starch and soy sauce

Sushi of the Day

With fresh market seafood, rice, vinegar and seaweed

Okonomiyaki: Savory Cabbage Pancakes

With eggs, bacon, flour and scallions

Ube Ice Cream

With purple potatoes, heavy cream, milk and vanilla

  • Minimum Guests 4
  • Maximum Guests 16
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Activity Level
    Activity Level
  • LabelsSushi Making, Date Night, Asian, Japanese, Beginner
  • 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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30 Dec 2023

The Bento Box class was really fun and we learned how to make several courses.

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09 Mar 2024

Chef Stefano was amazing! Was a great activity - where you’re learning to make homemade pasta and creating authentic recipes in a relaxed and totally enjoyable atmosphere! Highly recommend for family, friends and couples.

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19 Jan 2024

Excellent chef!! Excellent presentation!! Had the best time!!! Enjoyed everything!!

$ 135 Per person

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

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Event location: New York

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Meet your chef

Chef Ivan began attending culinary school at the tender age of 14. His adventures in the world of food preparation took him through Europe and eventually brought him to New York, where he manages a catering company and volunteers teaching children's cooking classes. With a focus on sushi, Italian and French cuisines, Chef Ivan is always excited to share novel kitchen techniques with his guests and students.

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