Classes

COOK LIKE A WOK STAR

Fast, Easy, Healthy, No-Recipe Cooking Classes with Eleanor Hoh

What makes my Wok Star cooking classes different?
I’m not a chef and never attended culinary school, I’m a Wok Star and I’ll show you how anyone can be one! I learned to cook from my mom whose instructions were, “it’s just a little bit of this and that.”  
You’ll learn cooking is a creative process vs learning just a few recipes and that’s all you’ll learn.

 

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Because there were so many misconceptions about the type of wok and stove to use, the stir fry technique and what ingredients to use, I put together a Wok Star Kit Bundle with those 4 elements to help people Cook Like a Wok Star!

As an entrepreneur, I know what busy executives want and that’s how I came up with the idea of fast, easy, healthy, no-recipe, one-dish dinners AND a Wok Star Kit Bundle so you can go home and start cooking right away!

Watch this and you’ll understand why I do what I do…

The most common complaints I hear about weeknight cooking?
– I don’t have enough time
– I don’t know what to cook?
– I hate cleaning up
– I’m sick of eating out
– I don’t like eating alone

I overcome those complaints by showing…
no-recipes, no-measuring, no-experience are necessary
– you only need 4 seasonings for big flavors
– tools and techniques to help you succeed
– most importantly, how to have FUN!

Why do I use a wok to cook with? 
My mother originally taught me to cook using a cast iron wok and I’ve discovered it’s the best pan for cooking most anything. High heat and fast cooking techniques make cooking with a wok extremely efficient and practical. A cast iron wok gives flavor, texture and color to your food, so important if you want tasty food.

The secret to success with anything are proper techniques and tools…
I didn’t realize there were so many misconceptions about woks and stir frying till I started giving classes. That’s why I’ve put together all 4 elements in a WOK STAR KIT BUNDLE so you’ll be successful on your first attempt and be a Wok Star in no time.

I’ll deal with complaints from those who’ve done some wok cooking…
– why are my veggies so soupy?
– can I use my wok on my electric stove?
– why does food stick in my wok?

The most rewarding part of what I do…
I love hearing success stories from corporate executives who find my easy style of cooking actually relaxing or from those who’ve lost weight who never liked eating vegetables now enjoy crispy, yummy vegetables or from wok enthusiasts who’ve tried every permutation till they started using my WOK STAR KIT & GAS STOVE SETUP and finally succeeded in getting their stir fry with authentic flavors and my favorite are single guys who’ve impressed their dates with their slicing, dicing and stir fry skills while keeping it healthy!

For me, cooking sparks fond and delicious memories of cooking with my mom and sisters, and conversations around the dining table, a legacy I want to pass onto you.

Ready to SIMPLIFY your cooking, never worry about “what’s for dinner”, eat healthy and spend quality time with family and friends, sign up for a class!

Please visit the tabs at the top for Menu, Agenda; Schedule and Who It’s For!

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

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CREDENTIALS:
New Times voted my classes in Top Five Cooking Classes in Miami 
Miami Herald Business Monday wrote a centerpiece feature on my entrepreneurship
Saveur’s Miami City Guide
Thrillist’s dating ideas
TimeOut’s The best Miami experiences to give as gifts and 6 Places to meet Singles that aren’t a nightclub 
Ocean Drive magazine’s Become a Wok Star in What to do in Miami when it’s pouring rain outside

I’ve appeared on NPR, Martha Stewart Living, Fox and Friends, ABC, NBC, CBS, PlumTV and Chat Chow TV.  You can see more press mentions here.

Nothing beats hearing from people who say my approach to cooking changed their entire approach to cooking and eating — the best compliment I could ever ask for!

I 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.

Writing input. If you need help writing like I do, check out HannahSentenac.com.
Here’s her funny perspective of my class she wrote for Miami New Times,

What’s on the Menu?

We’ll make three dishes demonstrating stir-fry combinations and wok cooking techniques…

Anyone with shrimp or serious food allergies that require an epi pen should NOT attend this class. 

Let me know any food allergies or diet restrictions PRIOR to prepayment and registration, I may NOT be able to accommodate you…

Please note: If you have strict dietary requirements, religious restrictions; are salt sensitive, soy sensitive or are pregnant, I am unable to accommodate you with the menu selections due to the nature of this style of wok cooking, sorry! 

Vegetarian or vegan?  I can bring tofu but not if you’re soy sensitive.

All dishes use some of these seasonings, I’ve provided their websites so you can check ingredients in detail. I use only the best! I use garlic and ginger, scallions in ALL dishes. 

San-J tamari (Japanese soy sauce, non GMO, no MSG, glutenfree), sherry, white pepper, cornstarch.
Koon Chun’s hoisin and brown bean sauce, non GMO, no MSG, both contain gluten.
Huy Fong Chili Garlic Sauce has NO MSG.

  • 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: Corvina 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.

The class menu doesn’t change much except switching seasonal vegetables. I teach technique, NOT recipes.

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Agenda for the class…

Upon arrival, you’ll meet and mingle with fellow classmates while savoring my Rainbow Lettuce Appetizer paired with Barton & Guestier’s vouvray or rose wine and VOSS.

Is this a hands on class?

It’s very interactive but NOT hands on, you won’t have a station each nor will there be any chopping.  Many guests will have a turn to stir fry with their own wok and gas stove and practice how to stir fry like a pro!

After introductions…

I’ll explain my easy 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 receive a digital cooking crib sheet, for future reference.

Class Schedule

Ready to Cook Like A Wok Star?
easy, healthy, fast, no-recipe technique class for busy lifestyles and adaptable to any diet

HANG ON! 2018 schedule is coming!  

3 Easy steps to sign up for my class…Please read through prior to purchase…

1) Click  menu,  it’s very important to let me know your food allergies and diet restrictions, I may not be able to accommodate you!  You will be asked during registration on Eventbrite. menu

All dishes use San-J tamari (Japanese soy sauce, non GMO, no MSG, glutenfree), sherry, white pepper, cornstarch (no gluten) and chili sauce with hoisin or brown bean sauce, both contain gluten.
1st dish: 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.
2nd dish: Stir fried Bok Choy or Chinese Broccoli, Shrimp, Oyster Mushrooms and Cashews.
3rd dish: Tilapia in Spicy Brown Bean Sauce with Zucchini, Yellow Squash and Red Bell Peppers.

2) Pick date you want below.

3) Click on Cancellation Policy prior to registering! Please understand it’s difficult to suddenly fill a space. Cancellation Policy

There will be NO last minute cancellations, no exceptions. Your space will be forfeited.
If you need to cancel, I need two weeks’ notice from your class date and 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 receive a full refund.

Here are wonderful experiences from food bloggers who’ve attended my classes…

MiaBites by Jen Massolo, so good to hear from someone who’s done some wok cooking and know the difference!

Miami Food Pug with Dianne Rubin and Geoff Anderson. Wow, what an amazing gallery of photos so you really get to see some “behind the scenes” from my class, thank you.

 

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Boffi-Miami

Boffi, 3800 NE 2nd Ave, Design District

Saturday, November 11: 12-2:00pm 

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Snaidero, an upscale Italian kitchen design showroom. 2869 Pershing Street, Hollywood.

Wednesday, November 29: 6:30-8:30pm

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The Loft 305! No event scheduled at this time.

Can’t wait to meet you…

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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.

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Left to Right: William, an IT executive; Galena, a journalist; Wayne, business owner and Robert, an attorney.

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 enjoy cooking and eating together.
•  Moms with picky kids who need inspiration to eat their veggies.
•  Single guys who like to show off their cooking skills to dates while keeping it healthy.
•  Home cooks looking to change up their cooking routines.
•  Anyone who dislikes cooking, following recipes or cleaning up.