Eleanor Hoh’s Wok Star Classes — Easy, Healthy Cooking Classes in Miami
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You lead a busy life, you come home tired and hungry and want a light dinner that’s easy, fast and healthy to make. You’re sick of takeouts or eating out. You’re over the same repertoire. You hate washing up. You’re fed up with thinking of what to cook every night. You don’t have time to spend cooking. You think cooking is a chore.
Do any of these ring true for you?
Say hello to wok cooking. My unique cooking class in Miami not only teaches you invaluable skills with an easy roadmap to cooking but I also offer a WOK STAR KIT that will solve your problems all in one place! No recipes, no measuring, no calorie counting, no culinary knowledge required!
I will show you with only 4 seasonings and a few fresh ingredients, you’ll be able to whip up delicious, one-dish dinners and with very little cleanup!
My mother originally taught me to cook using a cast iron wok, and now I utilize all the research and expertise I’ve acquired in my wok cooking classes. As a former computer training professional, I have a background in simplifying topics and presenting them in a way that appeals to all audiences. This isn’t greasy food you’d find at a restaurant, so don’t expect any Kung Pao chicken.
My class was voted Top Five Cooking Classes in Miami by New Times, I’ve been mentioned in Saveur’s Miami City Guide and chosen for top 16 dating ideas in Thrillist. I’ve appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, PlumTV and Chat Chow TV. Plus, I’ve received countless testimonials (see below) from people who say my wok cooking classes changed their entire approach to cooking and eating — the best compliment I could ever ask for!
Wok cooking is the solution for busy weeknights! The secret to kitchen success are the proper tools:
1) the right cast iron wok,
2) an effective heat source,
3) an understanding of technique and
4) some high-quality ingredients.
With these four key elements, you’ll be a Wok Star in no time, armed with the ability to concoct amazing, homemade, one-dish weeknight dinners, in 30 minutes or less.
If you’re looking for healthy cooking classes in Miami, I hope you’ll join me in one soon. Please visit the tabs at the top of this page for Cost, Menu, Agenda; Schedule & Sign Up and Who It’s For!
Can’t wait to meet you in my next class!
Left to right: Dr. Eric, OBGYN; Marilyn, a jeweler; Phillip, a financial consultant
middle photo credit: Kiran Gelover right: Gretchen KitchenI love hearing from folks who’ve attended my classes, keep them coming…
Wok so much…can’t tell you enough how much you have changed my eating habits and inspired so much enjoyment for cooking. Eric, OBGYN
I am happy to report that I have already cooked 2 delicious dishes in the wok! You must understand that I hate cooking and this is the first thing that has made me excited about the kitchen in a VERY long time. Natasha, estate planning.
Your class was fabulous…We’ve cooked three meals with your wok and instructions and it gets better each day…You added a new dynamic to our home…We’ll be sending you many new Wok Star students in the near future. Thank you again and again….Shelly, ex-restaurant owner.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for the wonderful class on Saturday…. It was fun and I learned so much….I really enjoyed every minute of the class ..you made it such a pleasure and you seemed to be having so much fun yourself…Jan
I loved learning so many tips from the class, such as frying veggies before meat, needing only TSPC for the basic marinade, and the different way of slicing veggies for wok cooking. Thanks again for a very fun and informative afternoon! Andrea
I had a great time the other day at the class. It was really fun and I learned a lot of new things. I absolutely love the Wok Star kit including the stove. It makes enjoying Asian recipes so much easier. Cristina
Details of Class:
Cost: $85 per person includes 3 dishes paired with wines
When: Once a month on Saturday, 12-3pm at ALNO (kitchen showroom in Design District) and a Wednesday class at ZONIN (Italian wine company’s spectacular penthouse loft in North Miami). Check out Schedule and Sign Up tab above for dates and venues!
Duration: Approx. 3 hours. At the end of each of my Miami cooking classes, attendees get the chance to socialize and exchange business cards.
Number of students in each class: approx. 12 students so it’s intimate and you get enough attention!
Hands-on or a presentation? While the class isn’t hands-on, many students will have the opportunity to stir fry as I have two woks and stoves going! This makes the learning process fun and engaging! Feel free to let me know if you’d like to participate. I’ll also be demonstrating Asian cutting techniques and we’ll explore Asian flavors and ingredients.
Reminder, guest list, parking: All details will be sent out via email the day prior to the class. If you have any problems email wokstar at eleanorhoh dot com.
Gift certificates: Click here to purchase gift certificates! They’re perfect for all occasions or for no reason at all.
So what makes my wok cooking classes different?
My healthy cooking classes in Miami will teach you everything you need to know about wok cooking. In just one three-hour session, I’ll debunk the myths you may have about woks, the heat required, the technique and seasonings you’ll need to be successful. I’ll even have my WOK STAR KIT BUNDLE available for purchase so you can take home and start right away!
Unlike a lot of other instructors, I don’t just walk you through a rigid recipe. Instead, I teach you the skills to create your own unique meals — no recipes required. Through a super-simple visual roadmap technique, I give you the tools you need to feel confident and capable in the kitchen, so you can head home and come up with your own creative concoctions. No stress, no mess. Cooking will become a time to unwind, relax and actually have some fun.
left and right photo credit: Krystle Joy
What’s on the Menu?
- Appetizer: Rainbow Lettuce Wrap with organic ground beef and a combination of crunchy, bright colored bell peppers, chayote, jicama, scallions with hoisin sauce & topped with toasted pumpkin seeds.
- Easy, One-Dish Dinner: Simple Stir fried Bok Choy or Chinese Broccoli, Shrimp, Oyster Mushrooms and Cashews.
- Versatile Wok Dinner: Tilapia in Spicy Brown Bean Sauce with Zucchini, Yellow Squash and Red Bell Peppers. Because a cast iron wok is wide and deep, you can easily fill it with sauce to ‘poach’ the fish.
You’ll eat the dishes as soon as they’re cooked so they’re hot and fresh. And you’ll wash everything down with wine.
The class menu doesn’t vary much, other than the fact that I switch out a few seasonal vegetables. I teach technique, not recipes. Once you understand the wok cooking technique, it’s easy to mix and match with different vegetables and meat for a wide variety of dishes.
(Please note: If you have food related allergies, strict dietary requirements, religious restrictions; are salt sensitive, soy sensitive, vegetarian, pescatarian, or vegan; or are pregnant, I am unable to accommodate you with the menu selections due to the nature of this style of wok cooking. Sorry!)
Specifically, we’ll make three dishes demonstrating stir-fry combinations and wok cooking techniques.
left photo credit: Kiran Gelover, others are mine
Agenda for the class…
Upon arrival, you’ll meet and mingle with fellow classmates while savoring my Rainbow Lettuce Appetizer paired with wines. After introductions…
I’ll explain my easy, visual roadmap approach to wok cooking.
Then I’ll move onto Asian cutting techniques.
You’ll learn how to make a basic marinade and sauce,
What the five key points of successful stir frying are and
All about the best Asian food brands and where to find them.
Plus, you’ll head home with a handy wok cooking crib sheet, for future reference.
Tools to help you succeed in your kitchen!
You’ll have the opportunity to purchase my Wok Star Kit, Stove and Knife Bundle at a 10% discount. It includes everything you need for mastering wok cooking. The right tools and techniques are the secret to kitchen success!
Three Venues, Three different class days!
My Miami cooking classes are held in 3 venues on 3 different days. See venue photos with dates for each venue below. We’re working on making this an easy registration, so bear with us while in transition. Please view cancellation policy PRIOR to registration.
Click on highlighted dates and click REGISTER NOW!
Can’t wait to meet you…
What’s your cancellation policy?
There will be NO last minute cancellations, no exceptions. Your space will be forfeited.
If you need to cancel, I need one week’s notice from your class date; on condition I can fill your space: you are welcome to reschedule your class with prior permission or send someone in your place.
If I cancel a class due to unforeseen circumstances, you will get a full refund.
Once a month, last Tuesday of the month starting March 31st, 6:30-9:30pm
Italian wine lounge with eat in gourmet deli and store
10 NE 27th Street, Wynwood, Miami, FL 33127
Once a month, on various Saturdays, 12-3pm
upscale, German Kitchen Design showroom
3650 North Miami Avenue, 2nd floor, Miami Design District, FL 33127
May 9 – to celebrate Mother’s Day
June 20 – to celebrate Father’s Day
Casa Vinicola Zonin
Third Wednesday of the month, 6:30-9:30pm
spectacular penthouse loft
8101 Biscayne Blvd, #705, North Miami, FL 33138
This class is perfect for anyone looking for easy, fast, healthy meals. Corporate executives, wok enthusiasts, busy parents, health-conscious eaters — all will learn immensely helpful skills! The wok cooking techniques I teach are adaptable to any diet.
Left to Right: William, F&B Manager; Zonin prosecco pair with Rainbow Appetizer; Adrian, IT founder
left and right photo credit: Gretchen Kitchen
Specifically, the following people have been enthusiastic attendees of my healthy cooking classes in Miami:
• Busy professionals and business executives who love fast, healthy meals.
• Corporate groups looking for a healthy, fun, engaging team-building or cooking competition opportunity.
• Wok enthusiasts who’ve tried various woks but weren’t successful!
• Asian food lovers who want to make it at home!
• People looking to lose weight or get healthier — or those looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
• Families who cook and eat together (or want to!).
• Moms with picky kids who need inspiration to eat their veggies.
• Single guys who like to show off their cooking skills to dates and friends while keeping it healthy.
• Home cooks looking to mix up their cooking routines.
• Anyone who dislikes cooking, following recipes or cleaning up.