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Filipino Kamayan Feast and Cooking Class

cooking class

Filipino Kamayan Feast and Cooking Class

8 reviews
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 7 people
Includes
Food
Hosted in
English
cooking class

Filipino Kamayan Feast and Cooking Class

cooking class

Filipino Kamayan Feast and Cooking Class

8 reviews
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 7 people
Includes
Food
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

As you enter my home, you will be greeted with a hot or cold beverage and some Filipino music playing in the background. You can relax in the living room to settle in and make yourself comfortable. Once you're ready, we will begin cooking. We will prepare 2-3 dishes. Prep will involve chopping vegetables and making a green mango salad, rolling and frying spring rolls, and cooking a shrimp dish. The other dishes will be prepared ahead of time and be kept warm. Once everything is ready, plating will begin. The table will already be lined with banana leaves and you will be asked to wash your hands or use wet wipes since you will be eating with your hands. I will begin by laying down hot cooked rice on the table. Then I will arrange various meats (pork barbecue sticks, grilled chicken, roast pork belly), seafood (steamed shrimp, fried fish), fried spring rolls, and fresh vegetables (tomatoes, cucumbers, steamed greens, green mango salad). Once everything is plated, you can sit down and dig in. Water will be served and you will have the option to bring your own alcohol (no hard liquor) with no corkage fee. As the meal winds down, I will provide take-out containers and serve a dessert. You can again clean your hands and leave whenever you're ready.

Your host

Learn more about Casto

Casto

I was born in the Philippines and moved to the United States with my family when I was 3 years old. I have been in the culinary space as long as I can remember – from an undergrad in Food Science in Upstate New York, to culinary school in Vancouver, Canada, to being a Pastry Chef at a hotel in Washington DC, and most recently an Executive Chef at a culinary school in Los Angeles. I moved to Manila in 2017 to discover my roots through food, language, and people and have since returned to the US. My cuisine is a reflection of my food journey: the memories of Filipino dishes shared at the family table, the Western techniques I learned and honed in the restaurant industry, and my imagination that brings both of them together. I look forward to spreading my love of Filipino cuisine as well as connecting with food-forward travelers.

What's included

Food
The experience will be either lunch or dinner, not both. It will include an appetizer and dessert.

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Where you'll be

The entire experience, or Kamayan Feast, will take place in my cozy apartment in Centreville, Virginia.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 7 guests of all ages can attend.

More tips

Bring an appetite! This Filipino Kamayan Feast is an all-you-can-eat experience, so don't be shy. Bring your own alcohol (no hard liquors please) if you'd like something other than water to sip on. Please let me know if you have any dietary restrictions.

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Casto
Filipino Kamayan Feast and Cooking Class
8 reviews
From $89/person
8 reviews
From $89/person