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Address: 35 Dengcao Hutong, Beijing, China
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+86 10 8401 4788
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

9AM - 2PM Cooking class: every Tuesday to Sunday

A trip to China wouldn't be...

9AM - 2PM Cooking class: every Tuesday to Sunday

A trip to China wouldn't be complete without exploring its cuisine. Deepen your experience by learning how to cook authentic local dishes, then sit down to enjoy them with your host.

6:30PM - 9:30PM The Chef's Table (Dinner)

If you come to China this gourmet paradise, do not forget to explore its food culture.the best way to do that is by getting up close to the people who cook it. Book yourself into a Chef’s Kitchen dinner to watch Chef Chao as he prepares a classic Chinese dinner. You’ll pick up some important Chinese cooking techniques, learn more about the country and its food culture, and then, finally, enjoy the delicious food together - all in a private traditional Peking courtyard house setting.

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If you're looking for a Chinese cooking class in Beijing, LOOK NO FURTHER. I live in Beijing and have tried other schools (the Hutong and Black Sesame Kitchen). While those places... read more

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're looking for a Chinese cooking class in Beijing, LOOK NO FURTHER. I live in Beijing and have tried other schools (the Hutong and Black Sesame Kitchen). While those places are lovely, NOTHING beats Beijing Cooking School on authenticity. The food at the other places always felt like an "off" version of classic dishes. The food I learned to... More 

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Newark, New Jersey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

9 course meal and each dish was more delicious than the previous. The atmosphere was great and the chef was great. Highly recommend but make sure you plan for this type of eating marathon. Great for large and small groups.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the dumplings class today and had a fantastic time. Chef Chao is an excellent teacher and very happy and friendly. The dumplings were amazing and I will be re doing this class in a few weeks when my daughter comes to visit. I highly recommend this class. We also did the market tour before hand.

Thank MaureenGrant
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Chao is one of the best instructors I have met. He shows beginners how to cut with a Chinse clever, and he offers information for more advanced students. This is easily the best 1/2 day cooking class I have attended (of ca. 6 in Asia) and I appreciated Chaos patienece and explanations in the market. We will certainly stop by... More 

Thank Elizabeth B
Beijing, China
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

I've taken many Chinese cooking classes at Beijing Cooking School with friends visiting Beijing over the past 4 years. Chao is a wonderful teacher and so fun to visit with! The class menus feature a balance of different dishes and techniques, and you will enjoy a tasty lunch that you have prepared. The school is in an amazing courtyard house... More 

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Reviewed 18 March 2017

This was fun. We did a morning cooking class. You arriving via a small side street in central Beijing, and then enter through a small traditional red door into a very old and traditional property (that has seen better days but is very much Beijing) into a nicely presented professional kitchen. We were greeted by Chef Chao who is down... More 

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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

I'm having a hard time reviewing this, as I booked and paid for a a specific class, confirmed several days before, and when I arrived it was something totally different. So if you can accept some ambiguity, go for it. The class I did attend was well done. We made three Cantonese dishes and observed chef make a 4th. The... More 

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Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

We always take a cooking class when on holiday, and this one was amazing. We started with the market tour which was very interesting and then moved into making several very tasty dishes. The chef was great, easy to follow and fun! The kitchen was very clean and the ingredients were very fresh. We enjoyed ourselves a lot!

Thank Tina L
Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I took a cooking class with Chef Chao while visiting Beijing. He started out with a tour of the market and shopping for fresh ingredients for the day. He provided a great introduction to Schezhuan cooking and we made some great food. He is a very good teacher with a very nice cooking school.

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Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

I've been to Beijing several times so wanted to try something new. Set in a hutong, Beijing Cooking School was a great way to learn about authentic Chinese cuisine. Enjoyed the market visit. Chef showed us unique ingredients that I have never seen before. He also explained in details the ingredients and cooking techniques in the class. Chef also discussed... More 

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