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Asian Cooking With Kids and Teens

Learn the skills to provide Asian dishes at home.

Live via Zoom
Book Now (http://weteachme.com/l/xcoPeyEr)



Cooking is a life skill that sadly not everyone has. Knowing how to cook can vastly improve our ability to save money, provide meaningfully for our family, and nutrition. But part of making healthy choices in life is knowing the skills to turn nutritious ingredients into an enjoyable meal. Getting kids to form healthy eating habits is no easy task, but by teaching them approachable skills and fun techniques, we can help pave the way. 

In this course, we will work together with kids in an interactive and engaging cooking class, designed to bring approachable, fun, and nutritious recipes to your home kitchen. Our instructors will lead your kids through a variety of dishes using easily accessible ingredients from your local supermarket. 

The course begins with a focus on basic, safe and fundamental cooking skills. We’ll teach them a broad spectrum of skills spanning through preparation, tasting and seasoning dishes as well as how to choose healthy options, read nutritional labels and reduce food waste. The class is suitable for kids 10-16 years old, with recommended parental supervision for kids under 16. The menu changes each term. 

Enrol Now, for our 4-Week Kids And Teens Culinary Adventure.


  • The class is suitable for kids 10 and above, with recommended parental supervision for kids under 16

  • Learn basic and fundamental kitchen skills 

  • Having fun with the real-life challenge and work with fresh ingredients

  • In-class discussions on food safety, local foods, sustainability, and nutrition

  • Delicious and healthy meals made from scratch


  • Thai - Green Chicken & Vegetable Curry, Thai Beef Salad, Rice

  • Japanese - Japanese pancake (Okonomiyaki), Chicken Teriyaki, Radish

  • Vietnamese - Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Salad, Vegetarian Spring Rolls 

  • Chinese - Pork Wonton Soup, Special Fried Rice, Asian Greens

  • Vegetarian options are available in class recipes


  • 2-3.30 pm 6 June Thai

  • 2-3.30 pm 13 June Japanese

  • 2-3.30 pm 20 June Vietnamese

  • 2-3.30 pm 27 June Chinese 


  • Children who attend online cooking classes must be participating with a parent. The parent(s) will need to buy ingredients and get the kids set up for each class.  We encourage the family to cook together with your children. We recommend this course for kids 10+ which takes into consideration the attention span and technical skills of most kids that age. 

  •  Given the kitchen set up, we cannot accept anyone with severe food allergies. 

  • If you need to cancel or reschedule a class booking you will need to email: hello@homecookinglive.com.au

  • This course is suitable for kids with all levels of cooking skills.


  • You can join the course at any time. Our rotating menu means each week we will focus on a new cuisine or set of dishes.

  • You have 6 months to complete the course. You can move at your own pace or in line with the class as they are posted online. Catch-up lessons can be viewed online through our platform. 

  • We offer online support for students moving along in this course 

  •  Every Saturday at 2:00pm AEST,  we will host live, online cooking demonstrations lasting 1 hour and 30 minutes. We will offer live support and have a Q&A session during that time as well.  Classes will be hosted on Facebook and Zoom

  • You can access the web browser portal here:  Home Cooking Live 

  • IOS and Android users can download the app Here 

  • For more information, please can visit Home Cooking Live

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What you will learn
  • The class is suitable for kids 10 and above, with recommended parental supervision for kids under 16
  • Learn the fundamentals of Asian ingredients and flavours
  • Delicious and healthy meals made from scratch
What you will get
  • 4 week online cooking course with expert chef instruction
  • Access to a video library, recipes and shopping notes
  • Having fun with the real-life challenge and work with fresh ingredients

What to bring
  • Cook at your home and all ingredients can be bought from local supermarket
What to wear


Appropriate for

From 10+ years old


Otao kitchen cooking school

Vendor since 2020

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

For online cooking classes and portal visit http://homecookinglive.com

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

- Refund and transfer requests. Refunds, transfers or credit will not be processed if you cancel within 48 hours of the class or event commencing. To request a refund or transfer, Otao kitchen requires at least 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event. Please email hello@otaokitchen.com.au to organise.

- Partial refunds. Otao kitchen has the right to issue a partial refund, (i.e., A % of the total order) and to retain any booking and processing fees associated with the order.

- Missed classes. Otao kitchen does not offer refunds, transfers, or makeup sessions for missed classes. If you can't make a class, you can arrange with Otao kitchen to send someone else in your place.

- Cancelled class/event. In the event that a class is cancelled 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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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 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class commencing for a refund, transfer or credit.


In the event that a class is cancelled 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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