Private Traditional Filipino Cooking Class Near Washington DC
From US$76.93




Enjoy a private and authentic cooking class in a local home with host Casto, a pastry chef and yoga teacher. This is a perfect experience for anyone looking to connect with local culture over food. Your cooking class will take place in a local home kitchen where Casto will teach you how to make 2-3 traditional Filipino dishes from family recipes. After cooking, you will enjoy your meal together in your host's cozy, American home.

• Private cooking lesson in a local Centreville home
• Introduction to Filipino cuisine
• 100% private activity
• Experience Filipino-American hospitality in a residential neighborhood outside Washington DC
• Vegetarian and vegan options available

  • Private cooking lesson with your host Casto
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuities

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

This is a unique opportunity to visit the home of a local and explore traditional culture and cuisine. Meet Casto at his condominium in the Washington DC suburb of Vienna. After settling in with a welcome drink and snack, join Casto in his cozy kitchen for a hands-on cooking class that will last about an hour. You will learn to make 2-3 dishes during your traditional Filipino cooking class with Casto. Learn to cook dishes such as adobong manok (adobo braised chicken), pancit guisdao (sauteed noodles), or lumpiang shanghai (mini spring rolls). By the end of your cooking class, you will have successfully learned to use local, seasonal ingredients to recreate Casto’s interpretation of traditional Filipino dishes. Later join him at the dining table to share the meal you helped prepare as well as a few additional dishes that Casto may have prepared in advance.

Sample Menu

• Cucumber calamansi cooler (Philippine lime)
• Chichacorn (crunchy corn kernels)
• Adobong manok (adobo braised chicken), ensaladang mangga (green mango salad)
• Lumpiang shanghai (mini spring rolls), laing (greens braised in coconut milk)
• Jasmine rice
• Ube ice cream (purple yam)

  • Service animals allowed
  • Stroller accessible
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability