Green Queen Recommends: Healthy Cooking Classes in Hong Kong

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Want to eat more vegetarian food but out of inspiration? Heard about kefir but have no idea how to make it? Dying to stock your fridge with homemade raw chocolate? Wish you knew how to make your own yoghurt? Desperate to bake some gluten free bread? Turns out Hong Kong has so much to offer in the healthy cookery arena. Check out our handy guide to all the wonderful individuals who devote their time to helping you learn how to make healthy, clean eating choices.  

Sav’s Cooking – Indian Vegetarian/Pan Indian

  • -Min 4, max 6 pax for 2.4 hours. Price depends on whether they are vegetarian or not. Everyone gets a bag of ingredients and the recipes for the dishes that were taught.
  • Sav’s Cooking makes use of organic ingredients whenever possible. She also has a Helpers Series: 4 session of 4.5 hours each at HKD 3, 700.
  • -Regular class schedule available, private group sessions can be arranged.

Location & Contact

Classes held at Sav’s home in Repulse Bay. Call 93119273 or email savscooking@hotmail.com for bookings and additional information or visit her website.

 

Sav's Cooking

Lantau Mama – Raw Vegan Green Smoothie/ Raw Chocolate/ Kefir Making

  • -Min 5 pax, HKD 300 for green smoothie class, HKD 500 for raw chocolate & kefir. 1 to 2 hours long; helpers welcome.
  • -In the kefir class, water, non-dairy and dairy kefir options are all covered. Plus, you get to keep the grains.
  • -Classes held based on demand,  private group sessions can be arranged.

Location & Contact

Classes held at various locations such as SOL Wellness and Choice Cooperative, other locations can be arranged depending on number of students. Contact Jacqueline Renee Cohen on Lantau Mama‘s Facebook page for class calendar and registration details.

 

Lantau Mama

Thrive Foods – Fermented Foods (Currently On Hiatus)

  • -All manner of fermented foods are covered including kimchi, cultured raw crackers & hummus, kefir, kombucha and sauerkraut. Thrive Foods uses organic ingredients where possible.
  • -Min 6 pax,  HKD 300 to 490  for 1.5-2 hours, which includes in-class samples, organic ingredients, take home recipes and a Fido jar for future ferments.
  • -Classes held based on demand, private sessions can be arranged.

Location & Contact

Classes are held in Thrive Foods founder Kate Mercurio’s home in the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Email thrivefoodshk@gmail.com for bookings and additional information or visit her Facebook Page.

 

Thrive Foods

RawMe Tofu – Raw Vegan/Raw Asian/Raw Western

  • -Each class has a cuisine theme such as Italian or Thai but all dishes are 100% raw vegan.
  • -HKD 500 for 2.5 hours. Most of the classes (and sign up forms) are in Chinese.
  • -Regular class schedule available.

Location & Contact

Classes held in a test kitchen in Sheung Wan or at the Caribbean Coast in Tung Chung. Contact Chef Angie Lam via Whatsapp at 9838 2804 or email angie@rawmetofu.com. You can view past and future events on RawMe Tofu’s Facebook page

 

Angie Lam Raw Me Tofu

 

The Mixing Bowl: Gluten Free Baking/Sourdough Starter/ Healthy Baking (Sugar Free Muffins, Multigrain Bread)

  • -Min 3 Pax, HKD 475 to 500 for 3 hours.
  • -The Mixing Bowl has a host of other baking classes on their schedule but these are the three we have chosen that have a healthful twist.
  • -Regular class schedule available.

Location & Contact

Classes are held at the Mixing Bowl headquarters off of Hollywood Road in Soho. Get more information and sign up directly on their website or email them at info@themixingbowlhk.com.

 

 

The Mixing Bowl

 

Sesame Kitchen – Raw Vegan/GAPS Diet/Children’s Food/Miso Making

  •  HKD 680-880 for 2.5 to 3 hours including food tasting, recipe booklet and pre-made shopping lists.
  • Sesame Kitchen offers a large variety of classes. On top of the above, there is raw chocolate making, baby foods, fermented drinks, fermented vegetables, fermented grains and raw pasta.
  • Regular class schedule available.

Location & Contact

Most classes are held at a test kitchen in Sheung Wan though some classes have varying locations. Email Chef Shima Shimizu at info@sesamekitche.com or check Sesame Kitchen‘s Facebook page.

 

Sesame Kitchen

 

More Healthy Cooking Class Options

♦ Priscilla Soligo of Rawthentic Food is widely considered to be Hong Kong’s most talented raw food Chef. Find out about her next gourmet raw vegan & fermented foods cooking classes on their website.

♦ Louise Kane Buckley of Loula Natural for Fermentation & Culturing Workshops including raw coconut probiotic yoghurt- Louise also teachers various nutrition workshops and is well-known for her children’s nutrition series in particular.

6 Senses Cooking Studio for Gluten Free Baking Classes with GF desserts pumpkin mooncakes and Oreo Valentine’s Day cookies.

♦ Ayelet Idan of Olive Leaf HK for Israeli/Mediterranean Classics like hummus, flatbreads, shakshuka and baklava among other things. She also does a much-loved healthy salads workshop.

♦ Diana B. Gaertner of Sprouts for Macrobiotic and Ayurvedic nutrition based cooking classes with dishes involving ancient grains  & seeds like spelt, millet and quinoa- helper sessions available.

Multi-Class Organizers & Venues

SpiceBox Organics,  SOL Wellness,  Choice Cooperative,  i-Detox and Pantry Magic all host many of the above chefs/cooks so make sure to check their websites/Facebook pages for the most up to date information.

Photo credits: virtualwayfarer via photopin cc, Sav’s Cooking, Lantau Mama, Thrive Foods, RawMe Tofu, The Mixing Bowl & Sesame Kitchen. 


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