Happy Hour Session: The Great East Asian Cook-Off with Pamela Chen

Join this exciting group master-class on East Asian cooking with chef Pamela Chen and learn

Duration : 90 mins     Max Size : 50     Destination : Taiwan  

Category : Tours & Experiences     Recommended For : Businesses & Teams


Join this online master-class on the essentials of East Asian cooking with chef Pamela Chen which ends with an exciting virtual cook-off where you will battle for your place at the head of the Chef’s table. (You are free to invite friends and family to egg you on. Pun not intentional)

The first half of this 90 minute session will introduce you to the basics of oriental cooking covering ingredients, rules and skills required for East Asian cooking. (This includes cutting skills). You will learn to make a starter (Carrot & Beans sprouts salad), a main ( a choice between Taiwanese poached salmon or Stir fry broccoli) and fried noodles

In the second half of the session, you will be expected to put your learnings to practical use as you engage in a virtual cook off against your teammates, under the watchful eye of Pamela who will judge you on the basis of several factors including preparation skills, cooking method and final presentation. Being a virtual session, it is obviously not possible for Pamela to judge you on taste, but her years of experience are enough to help her ‘judge the book by the cover’.

Your Presenter

  Pamela Chen

Pamela grew up in Taiwan but has lived her entire adult life in the UK. For over 20 years, Pamela’s British family and friends were captivated by the tastes and smells of the Oriental food she prepared and fascinated by watching her cook. Pamela loves to inspire people to create great-tasting homemade meals that are both quick and affordable to cook. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm for oriental food and showing people of all ages that it really is one of the simplest and quickest cuisines to pick up… and cook up!

Pamela runs cookery classes to suit all skill levels, including workshops to suit dairy-free and gluten-free diets. Pamela particularly loves making magic with simple ingredients to create stunning vegetarian and vegan dishes. Pamela also enjoys sharing her observations and learnings of her two cultures—Taiwanese and British, looking into the small ordinary little things in life that are so different or so similar in different cultures.
Pamela has collaborated with cookery schools in the UK, appeared in live cookery shows, and given talks on oriental cultures internationally. Pamela is a regular contributor on BBC Radio Gloucestershire, sometimes cooking live on air! In 2017, Pamela was invited onboard Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 as a guest speaker and guest chef and has been doing so annually on QM2, as well as Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria’s World Voyages. Pamela has also spoken and been a guest chef on four World Voyages on Seabourn cruise ships.

How it works

Once you book this experience, we will send you a confirmation email with a link to join the session. All the participating team members need to do is click on the link on the said date and time. Please note that you do not have to download Zoom to access the session, and only need to follow the link on the date and time confirmed. You can access the session from your mobile, laptop or desktop.

What you need

You will need a stable internet connection and a mobile device (ideally a desktop or laptop) to stream the session. You will also need to be ready with the ingredients required for the session, details of which will be sent to you before the session. Kindly ensure that you plan the placement of your phone on the day so Pamela can check your progress with the cooking, and also judge you during the cook-off.

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel and obtain a full refund for this session until 5 days before the date of the first session.

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