Asian Market Tour + Market to Table
90min in-depth Asian market tour
- Knowledge about various ingredients including vegetables, spices, dry food and special utensils
- Great tips about mix and match for Asian cooking
- How to choose the right ingredient among many options
- How to preserve and store Asian spices and ingredients
- Basis of Chinese traditional medicine cooking
- Fresh food hunting for later cooking class
Asian Market Tour
Private Chef Guide
120min Chef-led hands-on cooking
Bitter Gourd with Stuffed Mushroom and Pork 苦瓜塞肉
Steamed Lotus Root with Stuffed Sticky Rice 冰糖糯米藕
Smashed Cucumber Salad 拍黄瓜
Golden Pan-Fried Dumpling with Eggs黄金水饺抱蛋
Claypot Rice with Chinese Sausage腊味煲仔饭
Di San Xian (Sautéed Potato、green pepper and eggplant) 地三鲜
Note: menu items are subject to change based on availability.
What is the pricing?
We charge $150 per person for a 4 hours event from including all the ingredients, tools and cleaning fee. We ask for a non-refundable deposit of $500 when booking which will be applied to the final bill.
Is there a minimum amount of people?
Yes, we ask at least 6 people to attend for one tour.
How many people can you accommodate?
We can accommodate up to 16 people.
What to expect for this event?
We start by meeting at the Asian market to begin the market tour which is around 90min, your private tour chef will guide you to understand the popular oriental spices, greens and dry food. During the tour, you will learn how to mix and match, how to store asian ingredients at home, what's the right utensil to use and purchase the fresh ingredients for the hands-on cooking. After the market tour, you will be heading to Urban Table, where your private chef will show you the secrets of Asian cuisine step by step, and you will definitely gain a better understanding of Eastern cuisine and culture.
Which Asian market we will be touring?
We will choose between Uwajimaya, Ranch 99, Asian Family Market and H Mart according to daily supplies and your location of convenience.
What’s cooking location?
We will be cooking at Urban Table, it is located right in the center of the totem lake neighborhood at Kirkland. It's right off freeway 405 exit 20. Public transportation is also easily accessible.
Do you provide transportation?
Unfortunately we don't provide the transportation service. However, we could arrange for your group with extra cost.
How do park at Urban Table?
Plenty parking spaces are available right in front of Urban Table, and more available in the back.
What’s your availability?
Daily 10am-10pm. When you submit the request form. We will send the final confirmation with available date and time to you.
Can I visit Urban Table before booking?
Of course! We'd love to tour you around Urban Table before you make decision. Please fill out the request form below and our staff will contact you.
Can we bring in beverages?
We will prepare bottled water for your team. Banquet permits are accepted if you’d like to bring your own food or caterer. You must apply for the permit at http://lcb.wa.gov/licensing/online-banquet-permit (easy 5-minute application for $10).
Do we need to bring in stemware or flatware?
No, all stemware and flatware are provided.
Do we get to eat what we make?
Of course! That’s the best part.
When do you need to confirm by?
We ask for a final confirmation 5 business days prior to the event and this is the number your group is charged for.
What are your payment options?
You need to fill out the credit card authorization form when booking. For party reservation deposits you can pay Cash, Check, or Credit Cards.
Is there a bartending service?
No, but we could arrange for you with fee applied.
Is a cleaning service provided?
You are only responsible to take with you whatever you bring to Urban Table, for example, food/decorations/drinks. All trash and recycling should be taken with you at the end of the booking. The included cleaning is we will wipe down everything, vacuum and mop. Extra cleaning fees only apply if there is excessive trash left on the floors, tables, furniture, food/drinks spilled on equipment and staff is not notified. We understand accidents happen, just let us know and we are happy to take care of things.
Is gratuity included/recommended?
Gratuity is optional but much appreciated by the awesome chefs who host your party! For parties of 8+ guests, there will be an automatic 18% gratuity included for the chefs and kitchen assistants hosting the party. For parties of 8 or less guests, gratuity is optional but much appreciated.
What is your cancellation policy?
14 days or more from your scheduled event: no charge/penalty to reschedule or cancel your event.
7-14 days from your scheduled event: there will be a $25 (include credit card convenience fee of 3%) rescheduling or cancellation fee applied to the credit card we have on file at booking.
Within 7 days of your event:
If cancelled: full balance of your scheduled event will be applied to the credit card we have on file at booking (include credit convenience fee of 3%).
If rescheduled: there will be a $50 rescheduling fee (include credit card convenience fee of 3%) applied to the credit card we have on file at booking. This fee is in addition to your event balance due on your rescheduled event date.
*this policy applies to all The La Kitchen, LLC rescheduled and cancelled events due to illness, weather, unplanned circumstances, etc. That result in the inability to attend at scheduled event time.
*3% credit card convenience fee included in all credit card transactions is not refundable in any case.