Taste of China: Shanghai Class

In-person Cooking Class

Tuesday, November 1st 6:00-8:30pm


Shanghai is a major international cultural center on the southeastern coast of China. Like other Chinese regional traditions, Shanghai cuisine emphasizes the quality of raw ingredients and their original flavors but also has some interesting foreign influences. In this class, we’ll explore the creative techniques of some popular Shanghai-style dishes such as:

  • Xiao Long Bao Soup Dumplings
  • Shanghai-style Braised Pork Belly
  • Braised Eggplant 
  • Vegetable Rice 


$60/person with $10 OFF promo code for Co-op Owners. Apply promo code: OWNER

Limited seating available - only 10 seats per class. Ticket includes class plus tasting menu. Must be 21 or older to partake in alcoholic beverage tasting, valid ID required. No refunds due to limited space, but waiting list will be made available once tickets are sold out.


About the Instructor:

Paul Young is a self-taught cook, educator and graphic designer with over 30 years of experience in the marketing communications industry. His favorite pastime is trying new dishes in restaurants and then attempting to recreate them at home. He's a curious foodie and an adventurous international culinary explorer who has traveled to 25 different countries (so far). He has also been a regular contributor to Smile Politely since 2007.


Since retiring as a graphic design professor at Parkland College in 2019, Paul has been cooking at home a lot more and have found himself reconnecting with his passion for experimenting with exotic flavors from around the world. With these upcoming cooking classes, he hopes to share what he know about his favorite ethnic foods and some of his favorite recipes. For printable recipe cards and more information about Paul's cooking classes, please go to www.cooking-with-paul.com