Cook in Shanghai

Cook In Shanghai organizes Chinese cooking and culture classes in Shanghai. We provide a friendly and welcoming introduction to authentic regional culture. We also offer services such as team building & venue rental with.

In the authentic Chinese Cooking Class, our regular group classes and private events you are able choose your own recipes, including a visit to the local wet market, and provide hands-on cooking practice for each participant. (Our recipes never use MSG.)

In the Chinese Culture Classes (like calligraphy, paper cutting, Dough Figurine sculpting, Beijing opera facial painting, etc.), we introduce the origins of Chinese culture, sharing the experience of masters in these areas. You can also take home anything you create in these classes, making an interesting souvenir no doubt!

What is a cooking class like ?

Typical event starts at 2pm , and finishes around 5h30pm.
We can also organize them in the morning (10am-1pm) or around dinner time (6-10pm)

Duration : about 4 hours
Number of dishes : 3 dishes
Class size : maximum 6 people
Language : teaching in English (other languages may be arranged)
Recipes card : printed recipes and ingredients in English for each person
Reservation : required

1: Visit of fresh market
You will first have to buy the ingredients – vegetables and meat. For this, you will visit the local fresh market, discovering the basic ingredients of chinese food, and learn how to choose the good one, and bargain for them in chinese !

2: Chinese cooking basics
Then you will come back to the kitchen, to prepare the meal.
At first our teacher will explain to you the basics of chinese food : seasoning, cooking methods, what people really eat at home, the links between food and Traditional Chinese Medecine,…

3: Cooking time
After that, you will learn how to prepare 2 or 3 dishes, one at a time, with teacher and assistants helping you at each step.

4: Relax and tea time

At last you will have time to finish eating your prepared dishes, and have a chat over a tea.
We will offer you a traditional tea ceremony preparation – gong fu cha, with some of finest chinese tea.

5: Recipe card
During the event you will receive a recipe card, with english, pinyin and chinese caracter names of each ingredients, and help on how to buy and bargain for them.
This will be useful to take notes during the cooking classes and afterward to cook again the recipes at home.

Our chefs
We work with different chefs, depending on your cooking experience and which type of recipes you want to learn.

Contact information:
For any public, private and activities (team building, farm event, culture) , please contact Cherry!
Phone: +86 182 2124 8701
Time: Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm
Adress: 269 Zhaojiabang road (near Jiashan road), Building 2, Room 502

For any activities (team building, farm event, culture), cooperation , please contact Helen!
Phone: +86 186 217 82 428
Time: Monday to Sunday, 9am to 6pm
Adress: 269 Zhaojiabang road (near Jiashan road), Building 2, Room 502