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Eleanor Hoh’s Wok Star Classes — Easy, Healthy Cooking Classes in Miami

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Your Dilemma:

In today’s world, no one has time to slave over a hot stove. Elaborate, home-cooked dinners are a thing of the past. These days, it’s all about food that’s fast, easy and fits into your jam-packed schedule.

And while you probably understand the importance of eating healthy meals, being busy makes it tough to avoid unhealthy choices. So what’s a health-conscious eater to do?

The Fix for You:
Say hello to wok cooking. This easy, healthy approach to cooking will change your life. No recipes, no measuring, no calorie counting, no culinary knowledge required!

I’ve dedicated my professional career to teaching these invaluable skills, and my wok cooking classes will show you with only 4 seasonings and a few fresh ingredients, you’ll be able to whip up delicious, nutritious meals on the fly and with very little cleanup!

Here’s the secret I let my students in on: all you need for lifelong kitchen success are the proper tools:

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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. Wok cooking is the solution you’ve been waiting for!

 

 So what makes my wok cooking classes different?

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.

As a former computer training professional, I have a background in simplifying topics and presenting them in a way that appeals to all audiences. My mother originally taught me to cook using a cast iron wok, and now I utilize this lifetime of expertise in my wok cooking classes. This isn’t greasy food you’d find at a restaurant, so don’t expect any Kung Pao chicken.

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 Left to right: Dr. Eric, OBGYN;  Marilyn, a jeweler; Phillip, a financial consultant

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In my three-hour course, I’ll show you everything you need to know about wok cooking in an easy-to-follow format. While the class isn’t hands-on, many will get a chance to stir fry with me, making the learning process fun and engaging.

My class was honored among the Top Five Cooking Classes in Miami by the Miami New Times, and I’ve appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS 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!

If you’re looking for healthy cooking classes in Miami, you’ve come to the right place. Please visit the tabs at the top of this page for How The Class Works; FAQs, schedule & Sign Up!

Can’t wait to meet you in my next class!

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I love hearing  from folks who’ve attended my classes, keep them coming… 

Now I know why you are a Wok Star.  Thank you for exposing me to your magic.  I thoroughly enjoyed the evening and know I will be not only coming back but becoming a follower of the technique, but once I set up my own apartment. Rosemary, PR Executive

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

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

It was really nice and wonderful to have taken your class. Great time, great experience and I learned a lot!  Lots of love from your new ‘Wok Star’ fan, Lissette

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

Thank you for a great class and wonderful experience. Danilo & I enjoyed very much!! We have made our first dish today and it’s Delicious :) Thank you! Marija 

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Here’s her funny perspective of my class she wrote for Miami New Times,

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 wok cooking and outline all the ins and outs of this easy, adaptable approach.

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Upon arrival, you’ll meet and mingle with fellow classmates while savoring my Rainbow Lettuce Appetizer paired with wines and Fiji Water.  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.

Specifically, we’ll make three dishes demonstrating stir-fry combinations and wok cooking techniques:

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  • Appetizer: Rainbow Lettuce Wrap with ground turkey 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 Fiji Water, Zonin prosecco and wines from Casa Vinicola Zonin.

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You’ll also 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!

My Wok Star Kit with all 4 elements to help you succeed: right wok, heat, technique (DVDs) and good seasonings!

My Wok Star Kit with all 4 elements to help you succeed: right wok, heat, technique (DVDs) and good seasonings!

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!)

What is the cost of your class?
$85 per person includes 3 dishes paired with prosecco and wines.

When are your classes?
The schedule varies — check out the ticket boxes below for dates and beautiful venues.

How long are your classes?
Approx. three hours. At the end of each of my Miami cooking classes, attendees get the chance to socialize and exchange business cards.

How many are in a class?
There are about 12 or so students in each wok cooking class.

Are your classes hands-on or a presentation?
While the class isn’t hands-on, many attendees will have the opportunity to stir fry with me, making 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.

Where are your wok cooking classes held?
I have several Miami locations where I teach people like you how to whip up healthy, delicious meals! Venues may change but I always find interesting and beautiful spaces. These include the following:

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upscale, German Kitchen Design showroom
3650 North Miami Avenue, 2nd floor, Miami Design District, FL 33127

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Casa Vinicola Zonin
spectacular penthouse loft
8101 Biscayne Blvd, #705, North Miami, FL 33138

What other information do I need to know about your Miami cooking classes?
The guest list, introductions, address and parking details for my wok cooking classes will be sent out via email the day prior to the class. If you have any problems, call 305-318-5769 or email wokstar at eleanorhoh dot com.

How do I purchase a gift certificate?
Click here for complete details. They’re perfect for all occasions or for no reason at all.

What’s your cancellation policy?
If you need to cancel, I need one week’s notice from your class date; you are welcome to reschedule your class with prior permission or send someone in your place, otherwise your space will be forfeited. If I cancel a class due to unforeseen circumstances, you will get a full refund.

How can I sign up?
Choose your date in the ticket boxes below. I can’t wait to meet you!

 

This class is perfect for anyone looking to learn how to make easy, healthy meals.  Corporate executives, busy parents, newly health-conscious eaters — all will learn immensely helpful skills! The wok cooking techniques I teach are adaptable to any diet.

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Left to Right: William, F&B Manager; Zonin & Fiji Water pairs with Rainbow Appetizer; Adrian, IT founder

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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.
•  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!).
•  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.
•  Corporate groups looking for a healthy, fun, engaging team-building or cooking competition opportunity.