Cooking Class: Dumpling Dinner Party

Learn how to make dumplings from scratch at this San Francisco cooking class.

3 hours Class size 1 to 7 (public classes), 5 to 10

label $129 Now $68 - $118 (price varies across dates)

Order on or before Sep 23, for a discounted price of $118 per guest (usually $129).

Do you love eating Chinese dumplings at your favorite restaurant? Why not learn how to make them yourself? In this San Francisco cooking class, you'll learn how to make classic Shanghaineese dumplings from scratch and eat at a three course meal in the ultimate dumpling dinner party!

From scratch means from scratch: No pre-bought or pre-made dumpling skins: You'll mix and knead dough, roll out to 10-12 dumpling skins, and stuff fat dumplings: By the end of the night, you'll be a pro unleashing the secrets soy sauce that you can combine with everyday, simple ingredients.

We start with a brief overview of Shanghaineese cuisine and flavor profiles, with a brief tasting of my favorite soy sauces. Next, we'll put those ideas to use in a discussion of a braised soy sauce pork belly (红烧肉), a classic dish that will combine principles of slow cooking and balanced flavors. Then onto the main part of the experience: Making your own chili dumpling dish (红油水餃) from scratch. We'll end this delicious cooking class with a tang yuan (汤圆) red bean dessert... you will be in a food coma at the end of the experience!

You'll also receive a dumplings recipe guide after the experience, with all the sauces, recipes and tools you need to throw your own dumpling party at home.

As seen on TimeOut SF’s Best Cooking Classes in San Francisco list!

More to know

  • Organic fresh produce and pork will be sourced from the local farmer's market.
  • This experience can be made with vegetarian stuffing upon request with 48h notice. A tofu-braise subsitute of the pork belly braise is available for non-pork / meat eaters.
  • New dates added for the next month at the start of the month. Subscribe to get notified when there's new dates, or send a private request!
  • New! The 10:30am "Dumpling Brunch" offerings are shorter with dumpling and dipping sauce making, eaten with seasonal organic Chinese vegetables.

Knowledge required
Beginner-friendly, and all skills welcome! You'll also do a soy sauce tasting to really understand umami.
What you'll get

Pork Dumplings | with organic, local heritage pork, premium black bean soy sauce, sesame oil and shaoxing cooking wine
Make-Your-Own Dumpling Sauce | with chili oil, black vinegar, sesame oil and premium black bean soy sauce
Braised Pork Belly in Soy Sauce | with organic, local heritage pork, star anise, cinnamon and premium black bean soy sauce
Baby Yu Choy | with ginger and premium black bean soy sauce
Tang Yuan | with gluten-free rice flour and organic red beans

Note: The 10:30am "Dumpling Brunch" offering is a shorter 2-course meal with dumpling and dipping sauce making, eaten with seasonal organic Chinese vegetables.

What to bring
Just yourself! I will provide all materials including an apron.
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, birthday or bachelorette party.

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 15 years old).

An adult must accompany any attending kids, and must pay for a separate ticket.

This would also be a unique gift for her, gift for mom, anniversary gift or birthday gift.



Exact location is anonymised for privacy. You'll get the specific address after booking.

Cooking Class: Dumpling Dinner Party location
Your teacher
Eddie Lo
Eddie Lo

5.0 (52)

Whenever I sat in my mom's kitchen growing up, she’d make dumplings while sharing memories of her own mom and grandma. I soon realized my generation was missing something important: The handmade techniques and traditions passed down through the ages. She went on to open a Chinese restaurant with my dad, where I was raised and where I learned how to make dishes featured in this class!

I'm passionate about food, cooking, and experiences, and can't wait to share with you. I’ve trained at French and Italian cooking schools, as well as locally with Chef Olivia Wu, who I’ve partnered with to teach her “Ultimate Umami” course in Half Moon Bay.

Meet Eddie Lo

Learn how Eddie Lo turned his love of cooking and his family recipes into an engaging dumpling making class in San Francisco with dinner party vibes.

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Tara Maddala Sep 2023

Eddie was a great teacher --really patient, engaging, and encouraging as we went step-by-step. The kitchen was clean and the perfect size for an intimate gathering. We analyzed the flavor profiles of different soy sauces and he explained how they were made. The taste testing was fun and informative. The dumplings were very tasty. We came away with a new skill in dumpling wrapping, an appreciation for good soy sauce, and insight on how to make a good dipping sauce.

Tanaya Bhardwaj Sep 2023

Absolutely fantastic class with Chef Eddie! He’s so knowledgeable, kind, and created an incredibly inviting environment. Definitely will be doing another class with him in the future!

Dominic Whyte Sep 2023

If you're considering taking a cooking class, look no further than Eddie's course. We had an amazing time learning not just how to craft delicious dumplings, but also the rich history behind them. Eddie is a truly gifted instructor who goes the extra mile to ensure you'll be able to recreate the experience at home. He provides insights on sourcing the best ingredients and even shares his personal tips and tricks for achieving that perfect fold and fill.

What really sets this class apart, however, are Eddie's captivating stories that come woven into the cooking experience. You'll walk away with not only a new cooking skill but also a deeper understanding of the food you're making.

Whether you're a seasoned cook or a complete beginner, you'll leave Eddie's class with a belly full of amazing food and the confidence to make it yourself at home. Highly recommend this experience—you won't be disappointed!

Marta Fuentes-Filp Aug 2023

Eddie is welcoming and clearly an expert. He is light hearted and creates a good atmosphere to learn in.
The kitchen had the perfect amount of space for everyone to work and see his instructions. It was immaculately clean.
Eddie shared his knowledge about the origin and traditions of the ingredients we used. I loved learning about it!

The class is a good deal for the price. Dinner was delicious!

I look forward to taking more classes from Eddie in the future.

Cooking Class: Dumpling Dinner Party review by Marta Fuentes-Filp - San Francisco

Richard Festen Aug 2023

Anyone can post a cooking class online, but actually having the skills to teach as well as solid culinary technique can be hard to come by. Eddie has both. My class ran smoothly from start to finish. As Eddie taught, he would work his way around from student to student ensuring everyone was making progress and giving tips, pointers and lots of encouragement. The studio place was well appointed and spotlessly clean. I'm pretty experienced in the kitchen and have some professional training, but still came away with great information and new insights. The food was delicious, artfully prepared and well presented. All of the other 5 star reviews on this instructor are spot on. Eddie's attention to preparation and every small detail makes the class seem effortless. Take this class. It's worth the time and money. Lastly, be prepared to have a fully stuffed belly by the time you leave.

Clarissa Hunnewell Aug 2023

Amazing class with Eddie! Would recommend to everyone. Delicious food and excellent teacher. I’ve been dreaming about the dumplings since!

Jamie Bungay Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Fantastic class! Learned a lot while having fun from beginning to end and all the food was amazing. Eddie is a great and encouraging instructor. This class is a must take for anyone who’s a dumpling lover!

Cooking class review by Jamie Bungay - San Francisco

Patty Jung Aug 2023

Chef Eddie was very personable and hands on. Food was delicious and learned so much from soy sauce tasting and rolling out fresh wrappers made from scratch and exercise in learning to pleat dumpling edges and the finale, to finally eat all the food Was stuffed :) Highly recommend

Patty Jung Aug 2023

Chef Eddie was very personable and hands on. Food was delicious and learned so much from soy sauce tasting and rolling out fresh wrappers made from scratch and exercise in learning to pleat dumpling edges and the finale, to finally eat all the food Was stuffed :) Highly recommend

Misha Mehta Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Dumpling Dinner Party with Eddie was honestly one of the best cooking classes I've taken. There were only 5 of us which meant we got individual attention, as compared to some classes which have 15-20 people. Eddie is such a great teacher - he explains everything step by step, explaining the reasoning for each step, and knows exactly how to critique you and help you. I always thought dumplings were so difficult, but I feel very confident after Eddie's class. I really enjoyed the taste testing of the different soy sauces and learning about how they are made and how those differences affect the taste. The pork belly and the tang yuan he cooked were the best I've ever had. Eddie himself is so kind and has so much experience and knowledge, I really enjoyed chatting to him and learning from him. He made us feel so welcome in his home. I highly recommend this class!

Winson C. Jul 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Eddie was a great host, provided great depth to the class in terms of info and history. Love it will rec again. Also interesting life story

Joanna Soliman Jul 2023

Hi Eddie:

Although I did not attend (I discovered you online and booked the event for attorney HB), all the attendees from our office had a GREAT time and LOVED the food


Jake Tyson Jul 2023

Eddie did a great job teaching us about all things dumplings! Our group came to the class having never made dumplings before, and he taught us all how to make delicious dumplings that we would be able to recreate at home ourselves.

Not only did he teach us about the dumpling techniques, but he also taught us about the ingredients, sauces, different styles etc. Would definitely recommend!

Zilika Omar Jul 2023

Eddie was a great host an instructor very hands-on. He was also very patient and showing us how to complete the dumplings and also had a nice set up where he was demonstrating on a camera and showing it on the TV so you could really see the details from all angles. We also got very full. He had a complementary chicken Breas authorized. We had as well and a dessert.

Cooking class review by Zilika Omar - San Francisco

Caroline Collins Jul 2023

This class and Eddie were absolutely fantastic. It was easy, informative, and delicious. Eddie is a great hands on instructor who not only explains how to do things but why. He was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly and you can sense his passion for cooking. I went as a single person and had a fantastic time.

Kayla Carvalho Jul 2023

We had our team outing yesterday with Eddie, and it was everything and more! Eddie’s hospitality and knowledge about everything we did was unmatched! The intimate setting along with him making sure to tend to each person was so nice! I feel like a dumpling pro now and everything was so tasty! It was truly such a wonderful experience. If you have any hesitation about taking Eddie’s class, trust me when I say you are missing out if you don’t! Since we had such a great time, now we are talking about trying out his pasta making class!

Thank you so much Eddie!

Cooking class review by Kayla Carvalho - San Francisco

Jolene Ho Jun 2023

Eric was absolutely wonderful. He was made the soy sauce tasting and dumpling making so much fun (and he's pretty funny too!). The organization of the entire course from beginning to end was really well put together. I personally preferred this over cooking in a a kitchen studio because it's a lot more intimate. So if you have a group of 10 or less, I high recommend doing this versus other studio options!

Cooking class review by Jolene Ho - San Francisco

Eileen Sam Jun 2023

Eddie did a phenomenal job hosting a private class for a work event. We were a pretty large group of 10 people and he was incredibly engaging, great at teaching, and made it a lot of fun. We did a BYOB and he's got all the glassware to accommodate this! Eddie gave a lot of great food context to what we're making so we understood the background, what we're tasting, and what to expect. I would highly recommend him for anyone or group that wants an all around incredible food experience!

Heather Dickson Jun 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended

Eddie was wonderful and very welcoming! Great view in SF. He was so organized and creative. Great value. Above and beyond! Highly recommend!

Michael McLaughlin Jun 2023

Warm welcoming learning environment, just right for trying to pick up new skills. It was nice to hear cooking discussed with regards to the individual elements rather than just a list instructions and recipes.

Lidia Amodei Jun 2023

Excellent experience! Great teacher - so knowledgable, patient and fun! Food was amazing. Very highly recommend!

Ibaad Khan Jun 2023

Eddie was energetic, patient, and extremely friendly! He is also an excellent teacher because he sprinkles in individualized, constructive feedback between hands-on demonstrations. He provides everything you need for the class. All you need to bring is enthusiasm and a desire to have fun! I learned about the process of making dumplings, how alterations at each step would change the final flavor profile, the differences in flavor between soy sauces, and so much more! Eddie’s personality was my favorite part of the class by far. I highly recommend taking this class if you can.

Cooking class review by Ibaad Khan - San Francisco

Mladena Kotchmalarska Jun 2023

Eddie was a great instructor! He was able to make this learning experience personalized and enjoyable for all. He offered alternative ways to make the dumplings when some of us struggled with some of the techniques and kept answering all our questions. I would recommend this class to anyone!

Bryan Tomlinson Jun 2023

Eddie was such an amazing host and teacher. The food was spectacular and the space was inviting and clean. We had a wonderful time, learned a lot (that we can actually carry over into our own kitchen) and left full and happy.

Andrew Lo Jun 2023

This cooking class was awesome! I've been trying to learn how to pleat dumplings for a while without too much success, but Eddie broke it down in a way that was super simple and fool-proof. He was also very accommodating in providing vegan versions of everything. The food ended up tasting delicious!
Some of the best tofu we've ever had.

Simran Mhatre May 2023

I had an amazing time learning how to make dumplings with Eddie! He's a fantastic teacher, and the venue was cute and clean. The materials he provided were top-notch, and the class was definitely worth the money. Eddie taught us a lot about dumplings, from making the wrappers from scratch to different pleating techniques. It was a super helpful and fun experience. I highly recommend it to others!

Janet Reid May 2023

Eddie is phenomenal! His patient teaching and delicious food blew our group away! We highly recommend this class and will take any of Eddie’s future classes too!

Cooking Class: Dumpling Dinner Party review by Janet Reid - San Francisco

Ganeshram Chockalingam May 2023

This was one of the best experiences I've had. Eddie was welcoming and friendly and worked with us patiently throughout the session. We learned a lot about his experiences and he was very prepared with the ingredients and additional dishes for all of us besides the dumplings we were making during the class. We had the full experience of making the dumplings and having a dinner party with the those and the rest of the dishes Eddie had for us. Eddie was very thoughtful and had a lot of great insights to tell us about food and otherwise. My friends and I really enjoyed it and I can't recommend this experience enough to others.

Madison Denus May 2023

Eddie was super great! He was a very patient teacher, and we left knowing exactly how to make dumplings from scratch! We also learned about taste at the beginning, which helped shape the rest of our experience!

The food was so good, Eddie was very knowledgeable, and it was great to meet everyone else in the group! It was an excellent experience, and we'd do it again!

Lorain Golson May 2023

Eddie Lo is fantastic! He is warm, friendly and highly skilled and successfully imparted a few techniques that helped the class make delicious dumplings from SCRATCH! Myself and another guest were celebrating birthdays. I highly recommend that you book. The experience will be fondly remembered.

Cooking class review by Lorain Golson - San Francisco

Calvin Chen May 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

The best cooking class I have ever taken! Not only because we learned so many new things, but also because Eddie was the perfect host and teacher. He used very high quality ingredients and was mindful of allergies/dietary restrictions. The final meal was delicious and it was very cosy to sit down in his beautiful apartment and share the meal together. Already making a shopping list to make my own dumpling party!

Michelle Santos May 2023

This was such a fun class, I highly recommend! Eddie is an awesome teacher - very patient, personable and encouraging, which made the process very fun! And of course, the food and ingredients were top tier quality! Thank you for such a lovely experience, Eddie

Natalia Gurevich May 2023

Would 10/10 recommend. Eddie was an informative and patient teacher, the elements of the class were really interesting—especially the soy sauce tasting. And of course, the food was excellent. Will definitely be trying to make dumplings at home now!

Cooking class review by Natalia Gurevich - San Francisco

Halli Dobson May 2023

Eddie was absolutely fantastic! We had an incredible time learning how to properly make dumpling skins and then fill and fold them (turns out my sister is a pleating queen!). It was fun for the whole family and we were active and hands-on the whole class. We spent the rest of the day talking about how much fun we had and how perfect of an activity it was.

My parents have been inspired to make their own dumplings from scratch :)

Highly recommend if you're looking for something fun and interactive to do in SF - Eddie's the best!

Clare Abram May 2023

We had a lovely evening at this class. Eddie was welcoming, professional, thoughtful, knowledgeable and patient. The location was great and the class fun and well organized.

Ryan Scher Apr 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended

Eddie is absolutely incredible. I booked five dumpling parties for a set of smaller group events on behalf of my company, and our employees had such a fabulous time. Eddie was kind, easy to work with, and communicative. Our company happened to be working through a backbreaking sprint at the time of these parties, and this experience was the respite that everyone needed (including myself!). I cannot say enough great things about Eddie and this experience. This experience worked well as a set of smaller group experiences for employees, but of course it would be incredible to do with friends and family. Thank you thank you thank you for taking such outstanding care of us Eddie! We appreciate you!

Michael Ducker Apr 2023

This is a great class to learn about dumplings and have a great night out. Eddie is funny, a consummate host and most importantly passionate about food! We are absolutely ready to host our own dumpling dinner party!

Rolfe Berge Apr 2023

If you love eating dumplings, this is the class for you. Eddie takes you step by step in the journey to making delicious, mouthwateringly good dumplings. From the explaining how each ingredient and step of the process contributes to the flavor and texture of creating the dumpling to experimenting with combining ingredients to make your favorite dipping sauce. Eddie demystifies the entire process and provides constant hands on support and encouragement and is a fantastic and very passionate, energetic teacher and host. Take his class before the world discovers his talents, is offered his own cooking TV show, gets famous, and has to stop teaching this class.

Trevor Farella Mar 2023

Eddie is phenomenal! An amazing event and well worth every penny. Eddie is a great teacher - very helpful and kind. It’s apparent how much Eddie cares about not only putting on a great event, but also genuinely taking the time to teach in the group, along with spending time with each individual. Can’t say enough amazing things about Eddie and the experience - must attend! Also noteworthy to add that the food/ingredients were all top tier quality. Lastly, the atmosphere was stellar - very clean and welcoming. Great date night, too!

Isha Uttamchandani Mar 2023

Eddie’s class was awesome! He was personable, patient, and made the class fun. The class size was intimate and it was really fun making dumplings and then enjoying them eating with the other attendees. Would highly recommend the experience! Thanks for an awesome time, Eddie!

Megan Cihak Mar 2023

Eddie was kind, accommodating, vibrant, and knowledgeable! The class was an absolute delight from start to finish and I can’t recommend it enough! The food was incredible which was the cherry on top!

Delia Devine Feb 2023

SO fun Eddie as such a great, warm teacher and he made the experience so wonderful! The food was incredible and the whole experience was so thoughtful and well organized. Such a fun date idea or class to do with your friends!

Julian Sourivongs Feb 2023

Such a fun class Eddie was a terrific host and a natural instructor. He taught us every part of the dumpling making process in a way that was super easy to understand and they turned out deliciously. This even included making and rolling out the dumpling skins from scratch which we were really interested in doing when looking for classes like this. I highly recommend taking this class, it’s fun and a good value for everything you learn. Plus the meal at the end is super satisfying!

Cooking class review by Julian Sourivongs - San Francisco

Max Conley Jan 2023

Eddie is a great teacher! My partner and I both enjoyed learning how to make dumplings, including the dough, from scratch. Would recommend this class to anyone looking for a date night activity.

Zack Thompson Jan 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

My husband and I loved Eddie's class! It was the perfect date night. We learned new skills and ate delicious food.

Kyra Powers Jan 2023

Absolutely fantastic experience cooking with Eddie. He was extremely prepared not only with ingredients and instructions but also with great stories and insight to cooking and flavors. Would highly recommend this class :)

Amanda McCoy Jan 2023

Eddie was warm and welcoming and super encouraging as we learned new skills in his kitchen. The food was really delicious and it was great to learn about his family history and get to know the other participants over a shared dinner at the end. Thanks Eddie!

Jennifer Sarkodie Jan 2023

The class was so informative and fun! Super hands on, and Eddie knew a lot about all of the ingredients. Everything was delicious and you make a lot of food and will not go hungry. Definitely worth the money!

Nick Kalave Jan 2023

We had a fantastic time at this class! Eddie was so kind and welcoming and was an excellent host as well as teacher. He started us out talking about flavors and trying some different soy sauces while one of the dishes got started. Then we started the dumpling making and he made sure everyone had a great view of his demonstration and helped out individually as well. He even had a plan for us to practice the assembly a bit first without wasting dough so we could get a feel for it. His timings were very well planned too, so there was almost no gap time waiting for things to cook.
Our class had both experienced cooks and people who don't cook much, and it was great for everyone!

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