KOTO Cooking Classes 


Functions & Events 

KOTO Culture


Did you know KOTO offers cooking classes for 1 person to groups of up to 50 people?

KOTO is passionate about food and training so what better place than KOTO to take a
cooking class! You will be supporting a great cause – providing disadvantaged and at-risk
youth in Vietnam with hospitality training to transform their lives.

What will I cook?

We offer 3 different options to choose from. Please note vegetarian and gluten-free
substitutes are also available so please discuss your dietary requirements with us at the
time of booking. Recipes will be provided so you can re-create your dishes at home for
family and friends.

Vietnamese cuisine is internationally regarded for its exquisite flavours and a diversity of
dishes. Our cooking classes enable you to prepare three quintessential Vietnamese dishes
with the assistance of your cooking class teacher and KOTO trainees whilst learning more
about the culture and history of this fascinating country through the cuisine.

Please choose from:

1. Hanoi traditional street food
- Green papaya salad (Nộm đu đủ thịt bò)
- Fresh spring rolls with pork and prawns (Nem cuốn tôm thịt)
- BBQ pork prepared two ways with fresh noodles and herbs (Bun Cha 
Hà Nội)
2. KOTO Chef selection
- Fresh spring rolls with fish and herbs (Nem cuốn cá)
- Pomelo salad with prawns (Nộm bưởi tôm)
- Marinated fish baked in banana leaf (Cá ướp gia vị nướng lá chuối)
3. Spring rolls
- Fresh spring rolls with fish and herbs (Nem cuốn cá)
- Fresh rolls with stir-fried beef and herbs (Nộm bưởi tôm)
- Hanoi-style fried spring rolls with minced pork (Nem Hà Nội rán)

4.  Vegan (Provided by a chef from a famous Hanoi pagoda)

- Banana Flower Salad with crispy tofu skin (Nộm hoa chuối)

- Lemongrass tofu (Đậu hũ xả)

- Fried tofu spring rolls (Nem run chay)


We offer cooking classes every day in the morning or afternoon at both our Hanoi and
Saigon restaurants. We just ask you book at least 24 hours in advance!

Morning: 8.30am-12.30pm (includes a tour to the local market)
Afternoon: 3.30-6.30pm

If you book a morning class, our cooking class teachers will take you on a tour of the local
market. Having a tour guide explain the sights, sounds and how to use various unfamiliar
ingredients and produce will make the experience far more meaningful.

You will share the dishes you created over lunch or dinner. In addition, a complimentary soft
drink or local beer and a tropical fruit plate for dessert will be provided to each participant.
Vietnamese tea is provided during the cooking class.

Our Cooking Class Teachers

Our cooking class teachers have an internationally-accredited Certificate III in Hospitality
(Commercial Cookery) and many have studied or worked abroad so have a good command
of English.

Celebrating 20 years of transforming lives, our teachers - most of whom are KOTO alumni -
also enjoy sharing their stories as well as the vision and mission of KOTO while you cook..

Our guests enjoy the opportunity to understand more about the culture through the
individual stories of our alumni and meeting some of our budding hospitality trainees that
come from the length and breadth of Vietnam, including many from rural areas and ethnic
minority backgrounds.

Their inspiring stories of hope will stay with you long after you return home.


Contact us


22G 31/46 Xuan DieuTay Ho, Hanoi, Vietnam

E: customerservice@koto.com.au