Immerse yourself in the culinary history of the Chinese dumpling before making dinner from scratch.
- Sean Froedtert is sous-chef at KitchenNYC and former chef of BOBO
- Learn how to make three kinds of Chinese dumplings
- Make your own from start to finish before sitting down to a doughy meal
Our team’s pretty split on what to get when we order-in Chinese food. Some of us insist on pork fried rice, while others opt for chicken with cashews and the vegetarians duke it out with both. But there is one thing we all agree on sharing: dumplings. When it comes to the luscious pockets of lightly fried dough, the Chinese do it right.
That’s exactly why Sean Froedtert, sous-chef at KitchenNYC and Eton Chan dumpling apprentice, is excited to teach you about the history and techniques of traditional Chinese dumplings. Despite how easy it is to order the doughy delights from restaurants, making dumplings at home is not at all complicated and the results are exponentially delicious.
Discover the art of the Chinese dumpling in a hands-on lesson from Sean at his Jersey City apartment. Step into his kitchen to experiment with three kinds of fillings (pork, chicken and vegetable) while you master the technique of creating your own dough and frying up delicious dumplings. Afterwards, sit down with Sean to share a family-style dumpling feast that threatens to challenge your view of dumplings as just an order-in appetizer…in the best possible way.
Meet the Host
Sean Froedtert is responsible for tempting his off-duty co-workers into the kitchen on days when he makes his dumplings. He learned the art of noodles and dumplings from Eton Chan as a hobby, and quickly became the resident dumpling man for the restaurant kitchens he’s worked in.
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Penelope CrabtreeThis was lots of fun...good time, good people, tasty dumplings - not to mention a fantabulous host...best way to learn a new skill:)
Kenneth VivesSean was a great host and a good teacher. Very polite and low key. I very much appreciated him having us to his home to do this rather than in a commercial kitchen - it reinforced that dumplings are home cooked food.
Lily QuatemanFun night. Sean knew what he was talking about and kept things moving.
Fabien GrobThis experience was absolutely great. Sean is a fantastic cook and a great person, for any of you into dumplings he really is the Dumpling King. Pour les Français à New York ou de passage, c'est une super rencontre autour d'une très belle table. A faire absolument !
Emily MiethnerThis was a great class and idea for a birthday party. Sean was really welcoming, fun, and it was extremely hands on. Highly recommend!