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The Hutong Goes Organic!

The Hutong Goes Organic!

The Hutong is happy to announce its partnership with TooToo Organic Farm, which will bring you the best, freshest ingredients from their farm in Pinggu County. TooToo is a leader in organic farming, and has set up a special department to serve foreigners in Beijing, headed by a team of...
About The Hutong Kitchen

About The Hutong Kitchen

The Hutong is Beijing’s premiere culture exchange centre in the heart of the capital. We are a retreat where people meet and connect as in our motto “Sharing Culture, Sharing Knowledge”. In The Hutong Kitchen, we teach a variety of cuisines from within and beyond China’s borders. We always focus...
The Chinese Kitchen

The Chinese Kitchen

Take a gastronomic tour of China’s different regions and learn how to cook exquisite Chinese dishes from passionate chefs in our cozy, traditional hutong surroundings. Click here for more information about The Chinese Kitchen.
The Global Kitchen

The Global Kitchen

At The Hutong Kitchen, we offer a wide range of cooking classes from beyond China’s borders; experience how to prepare and create delicious dishes from Southern Asia and the sub-continent. Click here for more information about The Global Kitchen.
Culinary Tours

Culinary Tours

We lead a variety of culinary tours outside the kitchen, from Beijing’s wet markets tours to extended culinary tours around China and beyond. Click here for more information.
Our Chefs

Our Chefs

From a Pakistani restaurateur to a Caribbean entrepreneur to a Malaysian chef. Our team of chefs is diverse, but all are passionate about cuisine and sharing their knowledge. Click here to meet our team of Hutong Chefs.
Our Recipes

Our Recipes

All of our menus are created by our chefs and represent more than delicious dishes: behind each dish lies a story. Click here to read some menus from The Hutong Kitchen.
Private Events

Private Events

The Hutong Kitchen also specializes in private culinary events, from our signature “Hook N Cook” cooking competitions, to private cooking classes (and more). We invite you to visit our renovated courtyard home to take a tour and to see whether it is the right setting for your event. Click here...
Catering

Catering

The Hutong Kitchen now brings the most delicious foods our chefs have to offer to your home via our new catering service. From a small intimate dinner party to a big corporate event, we can customize a menu according to your taste and needs. Our Hutong Chefs offer a variety of gourmet menus...
The Hutong Corporate

The Hutong Corporate

The Hutong Corporate The Hutong Corporate Events with a cultural twist! Our private parties, team-building programs, charitable endeavors, corporate gifts, tours and retreats offer professional yet creative alternatives to basic company events.

Chinese and Global Cooking Class Catch Ups

Wine and Dine Spring Special

Wine and Dine Spring Special

Did you know that you can enjoy a fully customized, private cooking class for you and your friends at The Hutong Kitchen? Now, what goes better with food and friends than wine? Surprise! This April, let us treat you to a complimentary bottle of wine when you book a private cooking class with us. It’s...
Tour of India

Tour of India

This spring, The Hutong’s Global Kitchen takes you on a journey to experience the delicacies of India’s palaces, the fine foods of its restaurants and homes, and the bold tastes of its street-side stands. Chef Reshma Khan will show you the ins and outs of the Indian kitchen and have you cooking up curries like a...
Food, Film and Friends: Denmark

Food, Film and Friends: Denmark

May’s Food, Film and Friends features Denmark seen through the lens of Lars Von Triers film”Dancer in the Dark”(2000), a dark musical featuring Bjork and Catherine Deneuve.  The film will follow a cooking class taught by chef Joanna de la Torre of classic, Danish dishes. Menu Frikadeller, Danish meatballs Potato salad Yogurt dressing Hindbærsnitter, raspberry bars...
Mother's Day High Tea

Mother’s Day High Tea

Calling all mums! Join Lottie Murphy from Paddington Bakery and learn how to prepare a classic, British high tea set with your loved ones. Indulge your whimsy with treats like scones, pastries and tea sandwiches (crusts cut off, of course). Throughout the class students can sample a variety of Chinese and British style teas to...
Big Bear Baked Goods Cookie Class

Big Bear Baked Goods Cookie Class

Last December, The Hutong hosted a Charity Bake-Off to indulge Beijing’s most avid cookie monsters by showcasing some of Beijing’s Best Bakers to support a wonderful community charity – a non-profit called Bridging Education and Mobility (BEAM). The winner Jon Ellis  of the cookie company Big Bear Baked Goods will be hosting a baking class in...
Tour of Pakistan

Tour of Pakistan

This spring, The Hutong’s Global Kitchen takes you on a journey to experience the rich and flavorful delicacies of Pakistan’s home kitchens, breakfast tables and street food stalls. This special five-week series will feature a different aspect of Pakistani cuisine in every class. Menu Week 1 Curries and homemade naan Week 2 Pakistani Biryani Chicken biryani...
Chef Jordi Valles of Agua Restaurant: Spanish Home Cooking and Tapas

Chef Jordi Valles of Agua Restaurant: Spanish Home Cooking and Tapas

This May we are partnering with Spanish chef Jordi Valles of Beijing’s Agua Restaurant for an evening of revved up tapas and modern takes on Spanish home cooking classics. Come and learn from one of Beijing’s most revered chefs. Menu: Shrimp croquettes Tuna & cucumber cannelloni Shrimps with chili & garlic Watermelon Gazpacho served with...
The Hutong's Summer Fayre

The Hutong’s Summer Fayre

Here comes the sun! Drop by our Hutong to get together, meet old and make new friends and munch and sip in our friendly courtyard. Taste gourmet goodies from Beijing culinary artisans and restaurateurs while savoring the capital’s best local homebrews, and The Hutong’s signature Baijiu cocktail. Join us as we celebrate summer! Date: Sunday,...
Cooking with Beijing Improv

Cooking with Beijing Improv

Join members of Beijing Improv for an “improvised” cooking session that will combine performance, improv, and culinary innovation.  This event is part of a week long improv festival hosted by Beijing Improv.  Members of Beijing Improv will divide participants into cooking teams and give them improvised tasks – but don’t get too comfortable in your...
Food, Film and Friends: Israel

Food, Film and Friends: Israel

You don’t have to be Jewish to love Israeli cuisine! A cooking class taught by former kibbutznik Chef Johana de la Torre, followed by a screening of Thierry Binisti’s film “A Bottle in The Gaza Sea” (2011). Menu: Homemade Pita Bread Shakshuka (spicy tomatoes & eggs) Kishúim Memulaím Be’Rotev Tjina (zucchinis stuffed with lamb, pine nuts...
Chinese Family Dining

Chinese Family Dining

While the flavor, the color and the texture of Chinese dishes are of utmost importance, the experience is wholly completed with the art of menu balancing. Taught by Chef Sue, learn how to prepare a traditional, balanced Chinese dinner: 4 dishes and 1 soup. Menu: Egg and Tomato soup Hong Shao Ruo Claypot Japanese tofu with...
The TCM Test Kitchen

The TCM Test Kitchen

“Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food” (Hippocrates). In the TCM Test Kitchen, Chef Sophia will teach you the basics principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine through a lesson on how to balance ingredients and come up with your own TCM recipes. Working with other students, you will design and prepare your own...