• Location: Seoul, South Korea
  • Duration: Varies
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Learn the culinary secrets to Korean cuisine at a morning or afternoon cooking class for beginners. Choose from a diverse menu of popular dishes that you’ll prepare under the guidance of professional chefs at a cooking school located in the heart of Seoul. Depending on the day selected, start or end with a walking tour through a local food market (dessert class excepted). At the end of your session, enjoy your creations for lunch, dinner or dessert.

Highlights

  • 2-hour beginner cooking class in Seoul
  • Learn how to make several Korean specialties
  • Enjoy a culinary experience in a professional cooking school furnished with modern kitchen tools and equipment
  • Study with professional chefs, trained both internationally and in Korea
  • Savor the delicious meal at the end of class
  • Take a guided tour around a local market to experience Seoul's food culture up close

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What You Can Expect

Experience Seoul: Korean Beginner Cooking Class

Cooking Class in Seoul

Let professional chefs introduce you to the wonderful world of Korean cuisine! Make your way to the modern cooking school in the Nagwon-dong neighborhood near Anguk station, and prepare to make two or three dishes for lunch, dinner or dessert during your 2-hour session, designed especially for beginners.

Depending on the day and time of your lesson, you’ll walk to a local market either before or after your cooking class; here, discover Korea's food culture and learn tips from your certified guide about how to choose the best ingredients.

Each beginning workshop provides a primer on the flavors of Korea’s diverse cuisine. Receive a few safety instructions before delving into the cooking portion of the lesson. After learning how to create a few specialties, sit down to a meal that features your dishes, accompanied by rice and one beverage. For a more detailed description of each cooking session, please consult the Itinerary section.

When making a reservation, please ensure that you are booking the correct day and time for your desired class and dish. To see the schedule of classes and a map to the cooking school, click on the ‘View Additional Info’ link below.

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Itinerary

Customer Reviews

Ivan I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Excellent. A must do. We liked also the tour of the market

Hanh

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This cooking lesson was a wonderful experience and I recommend it if you want to learn how to cook authentic Korean food. Ive tried to make bulgogi back in England but could never get the taste quite right. This lesson made me learn how to get the correct flavours and we even got to eat what we made at the end. It was also fascinating seeing the underground market, which you can see if you arrive 30 minutes earlier. I recommend you do this, as you learn a lot about Korean food culture. The cooking teacher who I think is called Rana was amazing. Her English was good and she kept an eye on us to make sure we were keeping up and if we needed any help. She was very professional at cooking and was very friendly. Thank you for this wonderful experience and insight into Korean food culture and I hope I can now develop my Korean cooking skills in the future.

Thomas F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

We cannot say enough how wonderful this experience was. The food we cooked was excellent and the chef was funny and friendly. This was one of our best cooking classes that we have taken. Excellent experience. Granted, it is on the third floor of a building with no elevator, so stay hydrated on your way up and have fun. It is an excellent experience.

Colin W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

What a fantastic introduction to Korean cuisine! First, I would highly recommend that you arrive early about 30 minutes before the listed time to get a tour of the local underground market. It's definitely a different way of shopping than in the US, so it helps to have a local's perspective on how they purchase the ingredients.

Next, and probably the reason you are signing up for this, the cooking portion is excellent. We were lucky to only have 4 people, so we got a lot of personal intention from the instructors. They strike a good balance of doing the not-fun prep ahead of time while still letting you chop, dice, grind, and mix. Our instructor, Ran, was a lot of fun and took her time explaining each step. Her and her colleagues would then float around and help you as you did the steps yourself.

We made a soup good and bibimbap excellent!. Come hungry. You'll definitely leave full! Would have loved to take another class from these folks if we were in Seoul longer.

karen.hotaling

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Highly recommend the japchae class. So easy and delicious. Wish I had time to take another class.

Joshua M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

The teacher was fantastic, and everything was laid out for us. It was a great way to meet and chat with other tourists, as well as experience Seoul in a unique way. Would definitely recommend it!

Paul S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

This was a great cooking class. Everyone was very friendly and knowledgeable. They showed you how to make a dish and then sent you to your very nice, clean personal workstation to make your own. Slicing, dicing, mixing, cooking, was all done by the participant. At the end we ate what we prepared, so you were able to adjust spices if you wanted. It was delicious! Definately a must do when in Seoul.

Marie-Louise S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This was an absolutely amazing experience. I have zero cooking skills but the teacher was incredibly clear and informative. The meal was delicious and really helped me appareciate Korean food from an entirely new angle. The market tour before the class was also fascinating. Would strongly recommend.

Anita F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

The school was great I learned so much the food the people the explanations. I would do this again if I were in town. Our class was small so we really had individual attention.

Linda H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

My 11yo daughter and I loved this course. Great experience on our visit to Seoul. Tour of market was very informative and fun. Teachers spoke perfect English and very patient with my daughter. We really enjoyed it.

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