Learn to Craft Handmade Dumplings During a BYOB Workshop

The Garage

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The Deal

  • $50 for one admission to a three-hour BYOB dumpling-making workshop with Jeff Wang
  • Upon purchase, you may schedule for one of the available dates
  • You must reserve your date here in advance of the event

Workshops take place at The Garage, a food-truck hub in the West Loop.

Each event is capped at 24 purchasers.


What You'll Do

Traditional Chinese dumplings are intricate works of art that might be too pretty to eat—if only they weren't so delicious. During a hands-on workshop led by Yum Dum Truck owner Chef Jeff Wang, you'll learn to fold your own doughy dumpling wrappers around minced meats and veggies. The workshop culminates in a family-style meal during which all participants devour the fruits of their labor. And don't worry if yours aren't the most aesthetically pleasing—as chef Wang says, whether the dumplings are "ugly or pretty, they will all be delicious!"

  • Snack on Yum Dum Truck Dishes
    After an introduction to Chef Wang's food truck, you'll enjoy some of its most popular dishes.

  • Learn to Make Dumplings
    Chef Wang demonstrates different folding techniques before taking you step-by-step through the process of hand-making your own dumplings. All materials and ingredients are provided.

  • BYOB
    Don't shy away from using a bit of liquid courage to bring out the artistry in your dumpling designs.


Your Host

Jeff Wang Jeff Wang
Chief Dumpling Engineer

As the son of restaurateurs, Chef Jeff Wang spent a lot of his childhood in the kitchen. Even so, he didn't have firm culinary aspirations until he visited China and Taiwan as an adult, discovering a passion for dumplings in the process. Soon thereafter he opened his own food truck—Yum Dum Truck—where the dumpling-centric menu draws equally from inherited family wisdom and his experiences abroad.


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    The Garage

    116 N Aberdeen

    Chicago, Illinois 60607

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In a Nutshell

After you sample dishes from his food truck, Chef Jeff Wang teaches you to how to fold your own dumplings during a BYOB workshop

The Fine Print

Expires Sep 6th, 2014. This deal is for the purchase of a ticket. Reservations required prior to attending event. Dates subject to capacity and cancellation. Refundable only on day of purchase. Min. of 8 participants or experience subject to cancellation. No value after experience date & time have passed. Gratuity included. By completing your purchase, you agree that the email address you provide will be shared with SideTour for marketing purposes and as described in SideTour’s Privacy Policy. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Culinary tools and activities, from cooking demos to kitchen appliances
Bring along your own bottle of wine or beer to enjoy