Special Occasion

Want to host a special occasion or corporate team building event?

  • Corporate Team Building
  • Bridal and Baby Showers
  • Birthday Parties
  • Family Gatherings
  • Private Group Classes

Classes are fully participatory and students are not required to bring anything to class.  I personally hand-select every ingredient that we use in class.  Highest quality ingredients in New York City!

Contact Karen Lee to discuss pricing, menus and details.

General Class Outline

Recipes are handed out, ginger tea is offered, and students are greeted with an appetizer, for example Shao Mai (steamed dumplings) or charred sesame chicken or poached shrimp with red ginger barbecue sauce.
There are 25 choices.

If a second appetizer is ordered, we prepare it together.  Often spring rolls are requested because they are delicious and very interactive as the rolling is fun and challenging. We then fry the rolls, drain, cut and eat them with a spicy mustard sauce that we make from scratch in less than 5 minutes. In other words we start off with a bang!  Lots of action and lots of food.

Then we do preparations for dinner.  Examples include:

  • Pan Roasted Halibut with Tomato Coulis
  • Chili Rubbed Rib Eye

For these dishes students learn to pan roast and flip fish, which is again very interactive and fun. Another possibility is learning to stir-fry, as with Ginger Beef, an ancient Chinese recipe that I have updated. I use fillet mignon instead of flank steak, which is delicious and meltingly tender. Much less oil than the restaurants use and less salt.

Two-grain rice pilaf is an excellent accompaniment and perhaps a chopped salad to complete the meal.

Questions from students are encouraged and answered, with tons of tips along the way.  Then we sit down to eat, followed by perhaps chocolate fallen soufflé cake with crème Chantilly and berries for dessert.

Corporate Clients

Corporate clients include:

  • American Express
  • Coach
  • GAP Inc
  • Gartner Inc.
  • General Electric
  • Lehman Brothers
  • Lipton Tea
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Pfizer
  • Travelzoo Inc