Description

Jerry Mai has a passion and skill for cooking authentic Vietnamese street food. This class is designed to bring the classic flavours and techniques to three popular dishes commonly found in Vietnam and enjoyed with avengeance here in Melbourne. Think authentic rice paper rolls, classic dumplings with traditional sauces and betel leaves. These dishes are so delicious and popular for entertaining too.

You’ll be able to watch as Jerry demonstrates the techniques, she will then give hands on encouragement as you attempt to create the dishes yourself.

About Jerry Mai

Jerry Mai may have been born in Vietnam but it’s her Australian upbringing that has seen a young woman with a vision for the integration of Vietnamese food into her Australian world. It’s all about her influences of Australian produce
 and lifestyle, Vietnamese recipes and culture and later Thai influences that has brought Jerry to this point in her career.

Recognized as one of Victoria’s most modern and inspirational young chefs, Jerry has worked internationally with David Thompson at his Michelin Starred restaurant Namh. Locally, Jerry has also spent recent years consulting to restaurateurs and cooking at leading restaurants, Longrain, Seamstress and with Geoff Lindsay at Ginger Boy and Dandelion.

Lately, it’s Jerry’s Pho Nom at Melbourne’s Emporium that’s attracting attention. It’s a funky casual restaurant that serves Vietnamese street style food. Using a paddock to plate ethos, she works very closely with Victorian farmers to bring the highest quality produce to Pho Nom. Look out for Jerry’s second CBD venture opening shortly.

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Class Schedule

Thursday, 16th July 2015, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

What you will learn
  • Hands-on and interactive cooking class, demonstration and participation with industry professionals.
  • Designed to bring the classic flavours and techniques to three popular dishes commonly found in Vietnam and enjoyed with avengeance here in Melbourne
  • Authentic rice paper rolls, classic dumplings with traditional sauces and betel leaves.
What you will get
  • A 3 hour hands on interactive cooking class with chef Jerry Mai.
  • Demonstration and cooking at individual commercial grade cooking stations.
  • The experience concludes in the dining room where you will enjoy your meal and a glass of wine.

What to bring
  • Just you and your interest to learn Vietnamese dishes!
What to wear

Casual (Warning: It might get messy)


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The Urban Kitchen

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Urban Kitchen is the culinary hub Melbourne has been waiting for.

Launched in July 2015, Urban Kitchen is the biggest interactive cooking school in the city, offering hands-on classes by top chefs and food industry experts. Owners Georgie and Ben Vile decided to establish Urban Kitchen after a decade building Bay Leaf Catering into Melbourne’s leading boutique caterer.

Centrally located in South Melbourne, the Urban Kitchen has 44 commercial-grade cooking stations in a bright, open space stretching over 250sq/m. No other cooking school in Melbourne gives participants this level of hands-on experience under the guidance of industry experts.

Stunning city views, private dining rooms, a huge outdoor entertaining area and the latest kitchen equipment add to the experience.

Cooking classes are the main game, but Georgie and Ben want Urban Kitchen to become a food knowledge hub, sharing culinary ideas and expertise in the same way Melbourne’s Wheeler Centre supports books and writing. The cutting-edge kitchen space can also be hired for functions and events.

Urban Kitchen also offers an exciting range of corporate team building events, all just minutes from the CBD and walking distance from the South Melbourne Market.

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