<< View All Events
Event Details
Date & Time
Monday, January 14
6-8PM

Cost
Member: $72;
Nonmember: $90;


Contact Information
kitcheninfo@thetrustees.org

More Information
More information >>

MapLocation
KITCHEN at Boston Public Market
Boston, MA

Directions to KITCHEN at Boston Public Market

Register Now Category
Farms & Food, Lectures & Workshops

Farm-to-KITCHEN Cooking Class: Classic Asian Flavors with Chef Irene Li

Looking for more cool stuff to do?
We've got tons more fun events and programs in your area – sign up for our monthly enews here!

The KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market is honored to welcome James Beard Rising Star Chef Irene Li for a very special hands-on cooking experience. In Chef Li' class, attendees will learn the traditional Asian fusion cuisine that has people lining up for her popular food truck and restaurant, Mei Mei. Join us to cook side-by-side with one of Boston's most prestigious chef heros who is committed to highlighting New England’s local farmers, fishermen and artisans on her menus!

In this lively, hands-on cooking class you’ll learn how to utilize the produce and products of the farmers and artisans of the Boston Public Market. Guided by Chef Li you’ll create an exciting two-course meal based on seasonal, local food, and increase your comfort in the kitchen through new knife skills, techniques, and flavor profiles.

In addition to learning a new cooking style, you'll enjoy tastes of three local New England wines that pair perfectly with recipes we’ll be making, courtesy of The Massachusetts Wine Shop.

Come ready to roll up your sleeves and get cooking!

Menu:

  • Classic scallion pancakes made with Stillman's Farm veggies and a savory soy dipping sauce
  • Hand pulled noodles
  • Sichuan peppercorn lamb from Chestnut Farms and seasonal veggies

This menu can be made vegetarian, but not gluten free, or vegan. Please email kitcheninfo@thetrustees.org to let us know if you need a vegetarian option or to alert us to any allergies.

Our hands-on cooking classes are structured as a group learning experience; you’ll work with other students to create a seasonal meal led by our professional chef instructors. We focus on learning new cooking styles and techniques to increase your confidence and enjoyment in your own kitchen. Here are a few things to know before booking a class with us:

  • Each class is centered on the local, seasonal farmers and artisans of the Boston Public Market, so menus may change slightly based on what’s available the day of the event.
  • During each class, you’ll learn 2 or 3 recipes, you’ll work with between 2 and 4 other students to create each one, and you’ll enjoy a plentiful taste of each.
  • Classes are usually between 2 and 2.5 hours long, unless otherwise noted.
  • Please be prepared to be on your feet, standing at a table, and cooking for the duration of class.
  • We recommend comfortable, non-slip, and closed-toe shoes.

Tickets: $72 for Trustees member and $90 for Non-Trustees Members. Members must bring their current member card and number. Join The Trustees and save! Members save between 20-40% off all classes in The KITCHEN.

About Chef Irene Li

Irene Li co-owns and operates the Boston-based food truck, restaurant and shipping container enterprise collectively known as the Mei Mei Group. Founded with her two older siblings, their award-winning food businesses merge modern techniques and genre-bending creativity with sustainable practices and tech-savvy communications. Their work has been featured by Food & Wine, Eater Boston & National, The New York Times, Restaurant Hospitality, People, Bon Appetit, The Boston Globe, and more. Irene believes food can and should be delicious, fun, and just. Her background of living on an organic farm, working the restaurant line, and organizing for social justice inform her leadership of the food and sourcing elements of the company. She recently graduated from Cornell University with a BA in Food Systems and Cultural Studies, received her third consecutive James Beard Rising Star nomination, and an Eater National Young Gun award.

Tue
Dec 18
Bird Park Reindeer Quest
Francis William Bird Park, Walpole
Thu
Dec 20
Fruitlands Family Solstice Stroll
Fruitlands Museum, Harvard
Thu
Dec 20
Fruitlands Solstice Stroll
Fruitlands Museum, Harvard
Fri
Dec 21
Solstice Illumination Night
Governor Hutchinson's Field, ,Boston Region, Milton
Fri
Dec 21
Winter Solstice Walk
Appleton Farms, Hamilton and Ipswich