Dim Sum Cookery Class

Discover a variety of dumplings that you can whip up at home for dinners, lunches or parties. Steamed or fried, meat or veggie, explore just how versatile dim sum can be, recreating some of your favourite dishes and eating everything you make.

You’ll discover how to make bao dough from scratch, creating a bao bun filling too. In total you’ll make 3 - 4 dim sum dishes using fresh, seasonal produce, that could include:

Gua Bao (Taiwanese pork dim sum) Siu mai dumplings ( Turkey) Egg bao and a vegetarian dumpling you will also make 3 different dipping sauces

For the majority of this experience your will cook in 2’s and the chef will demo some aspects of the cooking, while you’re invited to bring your own wine or beer to enjoy as you see the flavours come together and then devour every dish together at the end.

You’ll go away with the recipes for everything made on the night so you can recreate them yourself at home.

Age restrictions: 14+

Adult (14+) £85

What people are saying

Emily Piercey
Mar 2024

Lovely time with my Dad, really knowledgeable host, who kept us timely without rushing us! Fab ev...

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Ruth Pestell
Dec 2023

Loved Paul our teacher! It was a really fun evening for a food loving couple.

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Jo Rose
Jul 2023

Really fun evening and would definitely recommend

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Sharon Addenbrooke
Feb 2023

Great class and really enjoyed the communal meal at the end.

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How to get there


  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets

COVID-19 guidelines

To make sure their kitchen is Covid safe, Cooking It are ensuring:

  • All touch points are cleaned before and during experiences
  • Gloves are provided for anyone who wishes to wear them
  • Individuals can work on their own when attending on their own
  • Measuring of all ingredients in advance to prevent shared handling
  • All equipment is per individual guest or per pair to prevent shared handling
  • Marking out of work areas for clarity on social distancing

On the day

  • You’ll be eating every dish made in this experience
  • You're welcome to bring your own wine or beer to enjoy with the food
  • Many of the recipes can be adapted, please share any dietary requirements when you book your place.
  • Please bring containers to take the food away with you. Here are Cooking it we are trying to create as little waste as possible and we all have tupperwares at home!

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 30 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 30 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

You'll be hosted by


Monica is the founder of Cooking It. She was born in Barcelona but has called Bristol home for almost 30 years. Monica grew up around food and could regularly be found in the kitchen of her grandparents’ restaurant, soaking up all the flavours and recipes - so much so she still loves making the tapas recipes she learnt as a child. She returns to Barcelona often to carry on discovering new recipes in her family’s restaurants and patisseries. When Monica isn’t sharing her cooking know-how, you’ll find her enjoying wine with friends and feeding people - often her four daughters and their friends.

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