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The themes of the workshops are mostly seasonal, such as lobster, mushrooms or asparagus, but some recurring workshops such as our unique Wagyu Masterclass can be booked all year round. You can subscribe as an individual or small group to the scheduled cooking workshops. Reservations can be made via the reservation form, or telephone, +31 20 6787 450. When subscribing, please state the date and the name of the workshop in which you would like to participate in your e-mail. Just let us know if you have any dietary requirements.

Private bookings
The cookery studio can be rented for private cooking workshops for groups as of 10 persons. Contact the Restaurant Reservations Department for more information via

What to expect?

During the workshops you will put the theory into practice by preparing three delicious dishes inspired by Okura’s kitchens. As a group you will enjoy your creations at the Taste of Okura's dining tables. Please note that the workshops will be given in Dutch. If non-Dutch speaking guests are attending, then part of the explanation will be given in English. All workshops take approximately 4 hours.


  • Welcome tea or coffee on arrival for daytime workshops
  • A sparkling aperitif on arrival for evening workshops 
  • Water, juice and alcohol-free cocktails during the entire workshop
  • A glass of wine with each course
  • Coffee or tea with petit fours to conclude the workshop
  • Hard copy of the recipes

These guidelines apply to all the below mentioned workshops.

Game Masterclass

Game season signals the real transition into autumn and brings deep, earthy flavours of meat and poultry. Time for a workshop dedicated to game, from preparation and cooking to pairing with the right ingredients and sauces.

Price: 125 per person
Minimum 12 and maximum 18 participants.

Upcoming Masterclass:
To be advised

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Mushroom Masterclass

'The quiet hunt' is what the Italians call the seasonal search for wild mushrooms. Nature gives us these special ingredients to combine with other flavours of autumn such as game, root vegetables and earthy comfort food for the colder days. Learn about the different farmed and wild mushrooms and prepare some unexpected and delicious dishes.

Price: 115,- per person
Minimum 12 and maximum 18 participants.

Upcoming Masterclasses:
To be advised

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3-course Dinner Workshop

Each month we cook a new menu with the best ingredients the season has to offer. The menu is inspired by Okura’s three Michelin starred restaurants, using the same top quality ingredients.

You have the choice of 3 versions of the workshop - choose the workshop that appeals to you most!

  • 2 courses featuring meat
  • 2 courses featuring fish and shellfish
  • both meat and (shell)fish

The third course is always a delicious seasonal dessert and of course we finish with tea/coffee and hand-made friandises from Okura’s pastry chefs.

Price 115,-  per person

Upcoming workshops:
Thursday 7 December  ▪ 6 pm - 10.30 pm (meat and fish) ▪ fully booked - waiting list
Friday 15 December  ▪ 6 pm - 10.30 pm (meat) ▪ 1 spot available
Friday 22 December  ▪ 6 pm - 10.30 pm (fish) ▪ fully booked - waiting list
Friday 19 January ▪ 6 pm - 10.30 pm (meat and fish) ▪ available
Thursday 25 January ▪ 6 pm - 10.30 pm (meat) ▪ available
Friday 26 January ▪ 6 pm - 10.30 pm (fish) ▪ available
Friday 23 February ▪ 6 pm - 10.30 pm (meat) ▪ available
Saturday 24 February ▪ 6 pm - 10.30 pm (fish) ▪ available

English workshops:
Thursday 14 December  ▪ 6 pm - 10.30 pm(meat and fish) ▪ fully booked - waiting list
Saturday 27 January ▪ 6 pm - 10.30 pm (meat and fish) ▪ available
Friday 9 February ▪ 6 pm - 10.30 pm (meat) ▪ available

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Meat Masterclass (featuring Japanese Wagyu)

One for the true meat-lover!

No surprise - we will focus on meat throughout all 3 courses of this workshop, taking inspiration from all of Okura’s Michelin-starred restaurants.

Learn about the cuts of meat, what to look for when choosing meat and which preparations suit which cut. Of course accompanying ingredients and especially sauces can make or break your meat dishes so these will feature strongly.

The star of the show is of course the delicious Japanese Wagyu beef which is so popular with our guests and comes complete with it’s own unique history and preparation instructions.

No dessert in this workshop – it’s all about the meat!
However, as always, we will conclude the workshop/dinner with tea/coffee and handmade friandises from Okura’s pastry chefs.

Price: 130,- per person

Upcoming workshops
Thursday 30 November ▪ 6 pm - 10.30 pm - English language  ▪ fully booked - waiting list
Friday 8 December ▪ 6 pm - 10.30 pm ▪ fully booked - waiting list
Saturday 20 January ▪ 6 pm - 10.30 pm ▪ available

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Okura’s Grand Dessert

At Hotel Okura Amsterdam we prepare hundreds of delicious desserts daily, in the cookery school, restaurants and of course our own Pastry department.

In this afternoon workshop we take you through some of our most popular desserts, some classic, some modern, all seasonal and even festive! We will prepare a total of 5 desserts to create your own ‘Grand Dessert’.

During the afternoon we will serve a light lunch and we conclude the workshop by enjoying your own creations with of course tea or coffee.

Price: 100,- per person

Upcoming workshops:
Sunday 26 November ▪ 11 am - 15.30 pm ▪ Okura’s Winter Grand Dessert ▪ fully booked - waiting list
Sunday 10  December ▪ 11 am - 15.30 pm ▪ Okura’s Christmas Grand Dessert ▪ 2 spots available

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Fish & Shellfish - Masterclass

In this workshop we will introduce a range of flat, round and shellfish and cover the following topics:

  • Seasonal and sustainable fishing
  • Recognising freshness and quality
  • Opening, descaling, deboning and filleting

Price: 115,- per person

Upcoming Masterclass
Saturday 16 December ▪ 18.00 pm - 22.00 pm ▪ fully booked - waiting list
Friday 2 February ▪ 18.00 pm - 22.00 pm ▪ available

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Lobster - Masterclass

The Dutch Oosterschelde (freshwater) lobster season runs from the end of March until 15th July. In this workshop we will cover the Canadian, European and Oosterschelde lobster.

Price: 125,- per person 

Upcoming Masterclass:

To be advised

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Asparagus - Masterclass

This most regal of ingredients, known in Holland as ‘white gold’ returns each April to our kitchens, bringing inspiration for a new season.We begin this workshop with a presentation about asparagus and a demonstration of the dishes on the menu.

Price: 115,- per person

Upcoming Masterclasses:
To be advised

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