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.
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
Classpop! guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Ivan or Resident Chef
21 Jan 2023
Chef Ivan and his team were friendly and patient throughout the whole process. It was an engaging experience and my partner and I enjoyed making the pasta dough since it was our first time. The pasta was so delicious and it was nice enjoying the fruits of our labor at the end!
16 Apr 2022
I'm sure this course would have been wonderful, but for the second time in a row, I got a notification last minute saying not enough people had signed up and therefore they were canceling the class.
20 Feb 2022
Food was delicious , the chef was great and the class was very informative. Atmosphere was also like walking into your grandma’s dining room for one big family dinner. Very fun!
11 Feb 2022
The chefs were all knowledgeable and eager to share what they knew about not only the dishes we were making but also how to organize and run your kitchen, along with great knife skills. The food was fantastic and did not disappoint.
20 Dec 2021
19 Dec 2021
Love the energy
11 Dec 2021
The event was cancelled the day before by the organizer and they have been unresponsive in returning our money for a refund for the event since we will be unable to make an alternative or the new scheduled date.
Guest reviews for Chef Ivan or Resident Chef
08 Aug 2021
Great experience and incredible food. The chefs were patient, knowledgeable and genuinely eager to make us part of the experience.
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.