Otao Kitchen Cooking School

Otao Kitchen Cooking School

Richmond, VIC 3121
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4.9 (32 reviews)
Peterrated it
24 Sep 2023Dumpling Making Party
Not only did we enjoy the entire session, great kitchen, great technic and learning experience, we actually made a great and edible meal of Dumplings. The kitchen class room was well laid out, the large screen for additional viewing was a good assist instead of having a recipe on the bench or looking at a mobile screen. The instruction came at a good pace so there was no boredom time and yet there was no rush either. It didn't make a difference whether one was proficient in the kitchen or not it just seem to be at your pace. Thank you to Ang for his guidance and instructions. Definitely looking to come back and try something else.
Allisonrated it
18 Feb 2023Vietnamese Cooking Masterclass
We had an amazing evening learning to cook Vietnamese Food with Chef Nguyen at Otao Kitchens. A spacious venue, easy to get to and park, the food and wine were delicious and overall lots of fun. Highly recommended.
Stephrated it
18 Jan 2023Dumpling Making Party
Loved this experience. So fun from the moment you start. The instructor was really nice and it was so easy to follow along. Would highly recommend for a girls night or date night. You leave feeling very full!
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About Otao Kitchen Cooking School

Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Member since 2020
Verified by WeTeachMe

Otao Kitchen was launched in Richmond, Melbourne, Australia in July 2014, with the goal of celebrating the rich and varied cooking experiences of Melbourne’s immigrant multicultural communities. Its founder, Chef Ha Nguyen, originally from Hanoi shares his passion for food, instructing customers in the exotic diaspora of Asian and around the world cuisine.

Today our guests can get inspired by cooking with our local and international chefs, listen to their cooking and travel experiences in Asia and around the world and bring some cooking and cultural tips and tricks home. With the nods at the diversity of communities within Melbourne, Otao kitchen features an array of food experiences on Thai, Japanese, Chinese, Dumplings, Indian, Korean, Indonesian, as well as French, Italian, Spanish, Mexican cuisines and more.

In 2020 with the challenge of global Covid 19 pandemic, we set out to capture the curriculum of our hands-cooking classes and deliver it online to home cooks in Australia and across the world to guide you to cooking success and better health. 

Otao Kitchen is named after Ông Táo, the Vietnamese Kitchen God. Ông Táo is regarded as the advocate of Vietnamese families to the gods and a messenger between Heaven and Earth. In preparation for a prosperous year, Vietnamese families clean their homes and polish their silver. During the New Year celebrations, Ông Táo comes to serve as the Kitchen God to Vietnamese families. As the old year ends, he flys back to Heaven on a magic carp reporting on each family’s life and experiences over the past year to the Jade Emperor, the King of Heaven. Ông Táo is regarded as a family member and various prayers and offerings are brought to him at the family altar. 

Otao Kitchen aims to increase the accessibility of healthy food options with hands-on cooking. Our cooking classes offer you an intelligent, thoughtful and authentic cooking experience - that is fun, adventurous and suitable for people of all ages, teams, work party, backgrounds or levels of cooking skills. The skills you will learn are fully transferable to your own kitchen and we look forward to hearing and seeing what you create at home after the classes.

For face-to-face cooking classes visit https://otaokitchen.com.au

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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

You’re welcome to send someone in your place.


  • A transfer can be requested 14 days before the class starts. Free of charge.
  • A credit note can be requested 14 days before the class starts. Free of charge.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Otao kitchen or organised by Otao kitchen must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Otao kitchen


I agree to give Otao kitchen unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Otao kitchen  classes and events or on Otao kitchen premises. (For use of Otao kitchen marketing materials).


Otao Kitchen requires 7 days notice in writing or with a call prior to the class commencing for a refund, transfer or credit. You may be able to reschedule 7 days before at no cost. Changes done within 7 days prior to the class may incur an admin fee of $59. 


In the event that a class is canceled by Otao kitchen, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund, transfer or credit.

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