Chinese Culture Courses

Chef scald vegetable in pot before cooking
Please access the form on the right to register for the Chinese cooking classes.
Pineapple fried rice
Shrimp rice with green onions served in pineapple boats
Beef and Broccoli stir fry
Homemade Beef and Broccoli bowl with Rice. Top view

Chinese Cooking Classes

For the Fall of 2021, we have brought you a Chinese cooking program featuring one class per month.

Chinese cooking is simple if you know the fundamental techniques of this cooking method. Cultural Society has brought you a team of cooking enthusiasts and offers you Chinese cooking classes, at an affordable rate. Our cooking host, Cathie will give you the cooking lesson on her favorite dishes each month.  Along with her, you will meet one or two of her co-hosts, Sherman and Mason at these cooking classes. Sherman is a restaurant and beverage consultant. Mason, formerly a chef, is currently a team leader for Genji Inc.  Please read the following descriptions carefully and sign up as soon as you know if it fits into your schedule.  We expect these classes to sell out pretty quickly. Each class is only $20 which includes materials fees.  They do not have to be taken sequentially.  They are independent of one another.  Space is limited.  First come, first serve. 

Each class is only $20 includes material fees. 

Please access the registration form here

Nov. 10 (Wed.) 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.: Pineapple Fried Rice and Beef & Broccoli stir fry 

Dec. 8 (Wed.) 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.: Pancake with spring onion; soy sauce chicken

Fried broccoli and beef in black frying pan

Chinese scallion pancake can be used as a side dish, or a snack with dipping sauce (as shown in picture).  It can also be served with a main dish as a main entree. 

Introductory Chinese Calligraphy

This course is taught by a teacher and a calligraphy demonstrator. No prior knowledge or experience of Chinese is necessary. Each class is separate and can be taken by itself, but enrolling for three classes will give you the basics that you need to learn and write on your own (you will also receive a discount). If a student is below age 12, a parent is required to accompany the child. This class is a mixed class with adults, teens and younger students. There is a material fee to include your own brush and magic cloth. Each class is $35 with an additional $20 for a calligraphy kit.  Three classes will cost you only $90 with an additional $20 for a calligraphy kit.  Each class is 1.5 hr. long. If you are only taking one class, you can opt-out on purchasing the calligraphy kit and we will load you the materials while you are in class.

September:  9/15, 9/22, & 9/29 Wed. 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

October:  10/12, 10/19, & 10.26 Tues. 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Boy proudly displaying chinese calligraphy
Please register for the Introductory Chinese Calligraphy above. There is NO Chinese calligraphy class for children scheduled for the Fall 2021.  Thank you!

Chinese Calligraphy for Children (ages 7-18)

This course integrates the practice of calligraphy into the knowledge of calligraphy related to Chinese characters. Students are not only learning how to write the character, but also understanding the evolution of Chinese characters, different styles of calligraphy, the aesthetics of Chinese characters and its relationship to the Chinese language, and the “four treasures of the study” in context of the Chinese culture.

Please register for the Introductory Chinese Calligraphy above. There is NO Chinese calligraphy class for children scheduled for the Fall 2021.  Thank you!

Please register for the Introductory Chinese Calligraphy above. There is NO Chinese calligraphy class for adults scheduled for the Fall 2021.  Thank you!

Chinese Calligraphy for Adults (ages 18 and up)

This course integrates the practice of calligraphy into the knowledge of calligraphy related to Chinese characters. Students are not only learning how to write the character, but also understanding the evolution of Chinese characters, different styles of calligraphy, the aesthetics of Chinese characters and its relationship to the Chinese language, and the “four treasures of the study” in context of the Chinese culture.

Please register for the Introductory Chinese Calligraphy above. There is NO Chinese calligraphy class for adults scheduled for the Fall 2021.  Thank you!