Virtual Cooking Parties (Private Group Classes)
Cooking across borders | Connecting through food
Gather online with a group of friends and learn to cook a new dish together over drinks. It doesn’t matter where in the world your friends are located! Your new skills are sure to impress next time you have people over for dinner. After the class, you can share your delicious meal together (virtually) and catch up as you would at a dinner party.
These classes also make a fun team building activity with work mates, especially after working remotely for so long! Who is the best dumpling master in your team?!
Nonna Chong will send you a shopping list of ingredients and instructions for some prep beforehand. You’ll also receive a copy of the detailed recipes before the class.
Class Duration: 1 to 2 hours
Min. participants: 4
Max. participants: 15+, the greater the number of participants means it would be more instructional rather than a social/interactive event
Cost: approx. $30-$60 per household depending on number of participants, duration of class and time of week
I am skilled at cooking a wide variety of cuisines, all made from scratch, so I’m happy to take requests. Most meals can be made vegetarian or vegan.
Popular options include:
Dumplings Masterclass with Spring Onion Pancakes
Vietnamese Dishes: Bún Chả (grilled pork patties with vermicelli), Bánh Xèo (crispy savoury rice pancake) or Chả Cá (grilled turmeric fish).
Cooking classes will be conducted via a video conference platform such as Zoom.
Making dumplings in Nonna Chong’s online cooking class was as much fun as it was delicious! Lock-down was so much better after an evening of sipping wines with friends while all having a go at making dumplings from the comfort of our own kitchens. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Not only a great evening but a lifelong skill to impress people at dinner parties for years to comeJack N.
Monica is warm, welcoming and generously shared her cooking knowledge taught to her by her father. I really appreciated the detailed ingredient list and recipe method sent to participants. In particular, the suggested substitute ingredients as we don’t have ready access to specialty Asian grocery stores. Monica made the learning fun and relaxing and I never felt rushed. She demonstrated techniques and explained each step as we progressed through the recipe. She was great when we made some mistakes in our cooking along the way, quickly suggesting solutions and making us feel comfortable and able to laugh about it. The end result was a delicious chicken and prawn Laksa soup which transported me back to my time living in Darwin. Where every Saturday we visited the Parap market to savour this wonderful Malaysian dish. Thank you Monica for this fun and positive learning experience. To anyone who is thinking of taking this class – I highly recommend it!Lorraine A.
I loved the relaxed atmosphere of the class. There was no pressure. It was nice to cook with Monica who clearly cooks from her heart & she showed so much kindness. Nothing was any trouble when we wanted to ask a question. I can’t believe I made an amazing laksa from scratch! Thank you so much Mon. I really enjoyed the class!Vicki W.
Please contact me for more information or a quote!
Upcoming Public Classes
Public classes will only go ahead with a min. of 4 confirmed participants. Class sizes are around 12-14, which ensures an interactive experience. Ingredients list and Zoom link will be sent to confirmed participants a few days before the class.
Australian & NZ Time Zones
Times listed are Australian Eastern Standard Time
Thu 30th Sep, 5pm AEST
PEKING PANCAKES – Family Friendly Class
Learn to make Peking Pancakes (aka Mandarin pancakes) from scratch with a delicious filling of chicken, pork, duck, mushrooms or tofu. Let the kids make you dinner if you’re game!
$10 per household, 60min class
max. 28 participants
contact me if you’d like to pay directly to save the booking fee
Sat 2nd Oct, 5pm AEST
Family Friendly DUMPLINGS MASTERCLASS
Master the art of making Chinese dumplings from scratch. It’s a skill that’s sure to impress friends and family. We’ll also make addictive spring onion pancakes in the class
$30 per household, 90min class
Bookings will open when 5 people have pre-registered
Vietnamese Street Food – BANH XEO
One of my favourite Vietnamese Street Food dishes – crispy, refreshing and so moreish. A great dish to master for spring!
Gluten Free & Vegan Options
$20 per household, 60min class
FREE KIDS COOKING CLASS – Cheese & Potato Dumplings
Cook with Nonna Chong and have some lockdown fun! We’ll be making delicious cheese and potato dumplings a.k.a pierogi from scratch.
No charge, 45min class
North American Time Zones
Classes are also listed on Eventbrite here
NOTE: minimum of 4 confirmed participants for classes to go ahead
MALAYSIAN LAKSA MASTERCLASS
Learn to cook the most delicious laksa from scratch in the fun and interactive online cooking class. Everyone loved my Dad’s laksa and I’m sharing his recipe.
VEGAN & GF OPTIONS
$24 per household plus booking fee, 90min class
RENDANG & ROTI CLASS
Learn to make a flavourful and aromatic rendang with flaky roti all from scratch in this virtual cook-along.
USD 24 per household, 90min class
Please contact me if you’re interested in future public classes or a private class with your friends.
Please indicate the class(es) you’re keen on. Thanks!