KOTO (Know One Teach One):  Hanoi Cooking Class: Experience the Art of Vietnamese Cuisine

Hanoi Cooking Class: Experience the Art of Vietnamese Cuisine

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

KOTO (Know One Teach One)

Social Enterprise

4 hours
From$81 USDper person

KOTO is a social enterprise that aims to improve the quality of life for street and disadvantaged youths by providing them opportunities for skill development and empowerment.

Tour Highlights

  • Taste the uniqueness of Vietnamese cooking and help provide opportunities to disadvantaged youths.
  • Tour the local market with a chef while picking special ingredients for your dish.
  • Create your own culinary masterpiece in this hands-on approach to Vietnamese food.

Tour revenue will be invested in the KOTO Foundation, which provides underserved youth in Hanoi and Saigon with a 2-year hospitality training program that equips them with a wide range of professional capacities and social skills.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Any day by appointment

  • Start Time

    8:30 AM

  • Duration

    4 hours

  • Good For

    Adults, Families, Youth, Professionals, Children 10+

  • Languages

    English, Vietnamese

  • Weather

    Tour takes place rain or shine (tour itinerary might be modified in case of inclement weather)

  • Tour Participants

    1 to 40

  • Difficulty

    Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)

  • Volunteer Opportunities


Tour Description

Become a part of cooking classes designed for all those interested in discovering the secrets of the Vietnamese cuisine. Vietnamese food is not only healthy but also very tasty and refined. Learn to use herbs and spices wisely, designing dishes that will be a real delight for foodies. If you choose to take a morning class, you have the opportunity to join a chef in a tour of the local market to choose the ingredients for the cooking class! This is a chance to really discover what the food of Vietnam is all about.

In these cooking classes, you can experience a hands-on approach as participants are guided through all the steps needed to create items off of a typical Vietnamese menu. These items not only taste delicious, but are also visually pleasing. Imagine how you could surprise your dinner guests next time with an aesthetically perfect Vietnamese meal! Learn to prepare dishes of choice from our menus, such as spring rolls, Pho-soup, seafood dishes or Vietnamese desserts, guided by our professional English speaking personnel.

Be mesmerized by the smells, the textures and the colors that are so distinctive to this part of the world. All the while, you are also supporting a group that is helping disadvantaged youth.

Vetted & Visited By

Ribbon ambassadors
Leo & Rachel
November 15, 2016
Ribbon ambassador
Laura Fairbourn
March 28, 2016

1 Visitor Review

    Tamara Frary ●  Oct 14, 2016

    The KOTO cooking class in Hanoi was as delicious as the food in the restaurant itself! It was highly organised and professional. The selected dishes were must have’s in your recipe book and perfectly capture the essence of the Vietnamese cuisine. The class was diverse in offering knowledge about the foods, skills in preparation, helpful tips and hints and more importantly - time to taste and eat! It catered well to allergies and dietary requirements by altering some of its dishes to better suit some of us (yet still maintained their delectability!). I was highly impressed with the class, its management, arrangement and affordability. KOTO was a great highlight during my time in Hanoi, Vietnam and I would recommend the cooking class to anyone that loves fabulous Vietnamese food or is after some kitchen fun!

Tour Start Address

19A Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street, Da Kao Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

How To Get There

By taxi

More About KOTO (Know One Teach One)


To provide street and disadvantaged youth with access to holistic and vocational skill development opportunities, in a nurturing environment, where each family member builds self-confidence and is empowered to live a life of dignity and happiness.

Main Programs

  • 2-year program for new trainees (disadvantaged and at-risk youth) working towards a Certificate III in Hospitality (Front-of-House and Commercial Cookery).

  • Life skills program

  • English lessons

Awards & Recognition

DER Touristik
Grant Winner
Macquarie University
New Zealand Embassy
Australian Embassy