Cooking Japanese Class


Japanese cuisine is very distinct and influences the greatest chefs around the world. It is also said that people in Japan spend more on food than anything else, and the locals have high expectations of the quality of their cuisine. If you are looking for a Japanese cooking class in Sydney or a dumpling cooking class, look no further! In this Japanese cooking class you will learn how to make some traditional dishes of Japan including gyoza (dumpling) and karaage chicken.

What you’ll learn

  • How to prepare Karaage (Japanese fried chicken).
  • How to prepare Gyoza Dumplings with two different fillings:
    • Classic pork gyoza.
    • Vegetable gyoza.
  • How to bake the perfect Japanese Cheesecake.

What you’ll get

  • A truly unique experience to share with your friends.
  • Cooking Skills that will last you a lifetime.
  • Delicious dishes to enjoy with your fellow classmates during the class.
  • The recipes for all the dishes prepared during the class.

What our students have to say about VIVE

What to bring

  • Your love of Japanese cuisine and your appetite.
  • We recommend you wear comfortable closed-toe shoes as you will be standing for most of the time.

In most cases we will be able to cater for food allergies. However as our number one priority is our students’ safety, we recommend you contact us on to discuss your specific dietary.

Do I get to eat the food I make?

Yes, and you are welcome to bring take away boxes if you want to bring home the leftovers.

Do you cater for people who have allergies?

In most cases we can, however as our number one priority is our students’ safety, we will advise you what precaution we will need to take. Please let us know your allergy once you reach the check-out page.

Can I drink during the class?

Yes, you can, we are fully licensed. You can purchase your drinks from us on the day. Please keep in mind that we will be using sharp tools and exposed to hot surfaces, and we reserve the right to refuse entry or ask students to leave the school if the staffs feel the person(s) is/are intoxicated or may cause harm to themselves or anyone else attending the scheduled class or event.

What is the minimum age/height to attend a class?

All adult classes are for 16 years and above. We permit children of 12 years old to 15 years old and at least 1.3m tall to safely reach our workbench, to attend our adult class so long as each child is accompanied by a responsible adult. Ratio 1 child: 1 adult. Please kindly inform us in the note section (no. of children & ages) when making the booking at the checkout page. For the safety of our students, we reserve the right to refuse entry if these conditions are not met.

Upon your arrival to VIVE Cooking School venue

  • Hand-sanitizer will be made available.
  • We recommend you to wear a face mask during the class.

During the cooking class session

  • Disposable food-grade gloves will be made available.
  • Individual eating-ware, drinking glass, water jugs will be provided at each workstation.

What is expected from our students

To combat the spread of the virus and to keep everyone safe, we can’t do it all alone, and we need your help. This is why we ask our students for the following:

  • Please respect the social distancing rules, and stay at your allocated workstations.
  • If you feel unwell before the class, please stay home and get in touch with us via email.
  • Please refer to our COVID-19 update page for more information.

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Maximum tickets 8 at a time.
For more than 8, please book a private event.

Samantha Heap
Samantha Heap
Had an amazing experience with VIVE COOKING SCHOOL. I participated in the laksa cooking class and the chef and assistant chef made the experience super easy and fun. The ingredients are all measured and prepared. The chef demonstrates and then you follow. It was such a great experience to cook with foods and spices I don’t usually cook with. Whilst being in an environment with amazing and helpful people. Other guest were very nice and overall an experience I’d highly recommended to anyone.
Sandra Deeth
Sandra Deeth
My daughter & I enjoyed a wonderful 3 hours at Vive's Live Like a Roman cooking class last night making Beef Carpaccio & Gnocchi and watching how to make Tiramisu. Mikoko demonstrated clearly and cheerfully, making it easier to replicate the meals. The food was delicious and these cooking classes are a great way to liven up your kitchen, teach you techniques & meet new food enthusiasts. Thanks to Sirto too (hope I have the name right)! Loved it, wholly recommend this and we will do other classes.
Theodora Cambouris
Theodora Cambouris
amazing and lots of fun, the chef on the day 'Jodie' is very engaging, makes cooking an experience and has a wealth of knowledge - highly recommend Vive Cooking School
Naomi Lam
Naomi Lam
Fun, well organised, beautiful kitchen and fantastic team. The molecular gastronomy course I did is one of a kind in Australia, I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in this exciting branch of culinary art!
Zinnia Oringo
Zinnia Oringo
My husband and I together with our couple friends did the Singapore Chilli Crab cooking class with Julie and we had the best time! I learnt so much and I can't wait to cook Singapore Chilli Crab with friend Mantou! We will definitely do more cooking classes with Vive Cooking School!
John Laing
John Laing
What a great way to spend an evening! Fun, educational and delicious! We did the Asian Street Food course on Fri 19th Jan, and had an absolute ball. We’re already planning out next foray into cooking. I would highly recommend getting a group of friends together and doing a VIVE cooking course. 😁👍🏼
Jilly and Dan Collins
Jilly and Dan Collins
A thoroughly enjoyable evening spent at VIVE cooking school at their French cooking class. Made to feel very welcome and not intimidating, accessible for all levels. Jodie, the chef was fantastic - knowledgeable, great teacher and entertaining! We all got to enjoy what we made straight after the class too. Great gift option.
Catherine Stephenson
Catherine Stephenson
We had a great time at Vive. Jodie and Serta were fantastic, very supportive and explained the process well. We will be back!! The paella and churros were delicious!!
Sherman Fernandes
Sherman Fernandes
One of the best Cooking classes my wife ande ever have been to. We went to the thai cuisine class. Definately recommend this to anyone