Hens Party Ideas Melbourne

CODE: PSPDRU  |  Class Size: 8 – 45 people  |  Skill Level: Beginner  |  Ages: for all 3 Hours  |  all food, activity, dinner or lunch, refresher  |  1/2 wine bottle or BYO  |  Melbourne

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Hens Party Ideas Melbourne Hens Party Ideas Melbourne
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$125
Take your hens party out for hands on cooking class inspired Asian Restaurants. The subtle variations by cuisines and the fresh ingredients that keep the laddies chopping, cooking, wrapping for more.

Enjoy one of our amazing cooking party making amazing dishes from fresh ingredients from one of our lovely packages. We custom your package to suit every style, taste, or budget. With a personalised party planning and program - the only thing that your friends, family members and colleagues will have left to do is enjoy a great cooking party.

If you are looking for civilised hen party with great experiences that last long in everyone memory, join us a Otao kitchen for best cooking experiences. Drinks and Canapé can be organised and you will work your way with your favourite Asian menus.

With music in the background and under the guidance of our chef(s), you prepare key elements to dish’s that include sushi, dumplings, rice paper rolls or what's on the menu you choose. No one is pushed into doing anything they don’t want to do, and the atmosphere is directed towards relaxed informality, laughter, and fun

Our cooking classes made easy for thousand of hens so we know what it takes for hen parties.  We know hen parties may be half the group know each other, so if the girls begin by engaging in a hands-on activity like cooking whilst enjoying a few drinks, tension is immediately eliminated and by the time people are eating, noise and laugh.

There’s plenty time to play a few games, and say a few words after the meal. Richmond is so close to everything that the fun continues in vibrant Victoria Street, Bridge Road, Chapel Street and Smith Street nearby with multitude of cutting edge bars, clubs and hotels guaranteed to see the bride off in style.


HIGHLIGHTS

  • The fundamentals of fresh ingredients and flavours
  • How to prepare a range of quick, healthy and authentic Asian recipes
  • Cooking tips, tricks and techniques
  • Have fun with cooking, sharing and eating bonding experience with family and private group
  • You can custom for your event 2-4 hours. Price from $125-$155 or add canapés package. BYO can be organised as well.

INCLUDED EXPERIENCE

  • Hands-on cooking experience with your own chef
  • Refreshment drinks throughout the class
  • Use of all cooking equipment and utensils, including apron
  • The freshest quality food and ingredients all provided
  • Valuable cooking skills to take home
  • A wonderful meal to enjoy at the end, with complimentary sparkling wine
  • Access to exclusive use of our venue, indoor and outdoor function spaces available

ON THE DAY

  • Our Private and Corporate Cooking Events are 2-2.5 hour in length. We begin with complimentary refresher while guests are arriving. Next, we prep for for 1 hour. Then we together cook all the dishes. Finally you and your guests can enjoy new flavours, exotic ingredients, cooking, drinking, eating and sharing your creations around a large kitchen table. 
  • We handle all arrangements so you and your guests can enjoy the bonding time together. Beyond a one stop activity spot, we really pride ourselves on the fact that our cooking experiences truly bring people together in a unique way, smelling, feeling, slicing, dicing, rolling and panfrying. 
  • We are not ordinary cooking class, there is no recipes or slide show or lecturing, we are a playful arena where you and your guests can build connections, make great memories and as well healthy and freshly made foods.
  • If you book market or walking tour – the tour can be done before or after classes.
  • Post party venue  – The National Hotel, located on Richmond’s bustling Victoria Street, is a place for locals and far-flung travellers to come together in a community-minded space, where the staff are always proud to serve and the atmosphere is heady with good vibes. http://thenationalhotel.com.au/

VIETNAMESE MENU - 2-4 HOURS

Explore Vietnamese heritage and traditional cooking with many dishes with fresh herbs, vegetables and choice of meats and seafood dishes to cook and share. Great with “pick and choose” or substitutes what each person wants to eat. Definitely choice for cooking party with dietary (gluten free, dairy free, vegan, vegetarian…) friendly, and healthy choice. Please note this package can include a Market tour if during the day.

  • Chả giò - Spring rolls - Vegetarian or Pork 
  • Goi Cuon – Fresh Rice  Paper Rolls,  Nuoc Cham - Fish sauce dip
  • Cha Tom - Sugar Cane Prawn
  • Bo La Lot - Beef in betel leaf
  • Hoanh Thanh - Wontons
  • Banh xeo - Saigon pancake and stuffings
  • Bun Thit Nuong - Pork and Vermicelli Salad
  • Chè Trôi Nước – Sweet Glutinous Rice Dumplings. 

THAI MENU COOKING CLASS - 2-4 HOURS

Great cooking party with fresh herbs, vegetables and choice of meats and seafood dishes. Most dishes will have elements i.e fresh herbs, fish sauce, shrimp paste, curry paste, coconut cream, rice, chilli spices. Though Thai cuisine is brilliantly complex tasting and known for its amazing balance of sour, sweet, bitter and salty it’s actually easy to make. Great choice for cooking party wanting to share dishes – for example large green chicken curry or spicy Thai salad!

  • Curry Making + Thai Dipping Sauce
  • Fish Cakes, Bean and Lime Leaf  
  • Green Chicken Curry, Bean, Eggplant
  • Tom Yum Goong - Spicy shrimp soup or chicken
  • Thai Salad - vegetarian or w/ beef
  • Festive Rice + Duck Curry 
  • Candied bananas (kluay naam waa cheuam)

THE DUMPLING PARTY - 2 HOURS

For things to do in Melbourne, you can't get more immersed in food culture than the Dumplings Party. Learning to make dumplings is a true culinary escapade, both inside and outside of the Chinese, Vietnamese and Japanese  popular cultures.  Beginning  with making the perfect dough then learn how to shape  your best dumplings, get inspiration for composing your gourmet Japanese, Vietnamese  and Chinese menus.  

  • Complimentary rice paper rolls
  • Choice of Pork, Chicken, Prawn Dumplings or Vegetarian Dumpling
  • Steamed rice dumplings in banana leaf
  • Fruits and drink

*Gluten free dumplings available

FAQs

COOKING EVENT DURATION 

  • Cooking Party often creates beautiful memories and we like to learn while doing. This is a hands on cooking party event, every times your party made something, they will eat and then start another dish. It is great way to learn in  our 2-4 hours cooking class. You will make 4-5 dishes or more depend on whether you share cooking or cook your own.
  • You KNOW your group well and how much stories they want to share and bonding time, we don't recommend longer than the duration we proposed as you will have great party with people wanting for more!

WHAT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?

  • It is the best value for activity, entertainment, food and wine package in town! The price includes: all foods for cooking and plenty to cook and eat, refresher drink, local Yarra Burn sparkling wine or equivalent, cooking activity, private venue-indoor and outdoor, brilliant chef instructor. 
  • Cooking party is great way for your party to have a memorable night of fun and laughter and learn some cooking tips and tricks. Please note your participants would have plenty of foods so you don't have to book lunch or dinner!

DEPOSIT AND BOOKING?

  • You can book by contacting chef Ha 0408 217 899 or hello@otaokitchen.com.au. We can create a private page for the hens to book themselves. Alternatively you can book for them all and they will reimburse you.
  • Please note to secure the date a min of 4 ticket or 25% deposit is required. This deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE for cancellations with less than 21 days’ notice. 
  • If you cancel the date/time without booking a new date/time, a fee of $25 pp will apply. Full payment is required 7 days before the event date.

MINIMUM NUMBER?

  • There is no minimum number of participants as we can organise in our venue up to 20 and other venue for 60+ people, however there is a minimum charge 8 person. Generally the maximum group size is 20 pp. If you have a larger group, then contact us to discuss other possible arrangements.
  • If you have 8 or less people, you may be able to join our weekly classes, please call to discuss.

WHEN THE EVENT IS RUN?

  • Bookings essential and classes run by request. However, Saturday nights are by far the most popular day, so book early to avoid disappointment. We recommend start time for Lunch 10am Early Dinner 3pm or Later Diner 6pm. 
  • Please note to avoid late you as the organiser will need to get the hens come on time. Meet for pre-event drink at the National Bar – few doors from us see here http://thenationalhotel.com.au/

WHAT PARTY WE CAN DO?

  • We are available for private events, public cooking classes, Christmas parties, hens party, birthdays, office parties, team-building workshops, anniversaries… any celebration and party excuse will do.

DROP OFF AND PICK UP ITEMS?

  • Yes we can do that by arrangement. It is your responsibility to arrange for drop off or collection during our normal operating hours email hello@otaokitchen.com.au

AGE RESTRICTION?

  • 15+ or person is higher than the standard kitchen bench

BEGINNER TO ADVANCED HOME COOK?

  • 95% of our clients tell us that they “don’t cook well”. Everyone will have a great time cooking and learning!

CAN I BRING MY KIDS?

  • It is private event. If the participant has no problem with this, neither do we. We don’t have kid facility but if the mother and her friends can look after them for the duration of the class. Great for day cooking class but not recommend for night cooking class.

SHOULD I INVITE GIRL ONLY OR MIXED GROUP? 

  • Boys are welcome. As well as uncle and aunt, father and mother, father and mother in law, partners, sisters, work mates... will have a ball! 
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