Mochi Making Workshop

Kaori's Kitchen - San Francisco, CA
What To Expect

This delicious and fun team building class will teach your team how to use Mochi in five different dishes.

First we'll make Ichigo Daifuku mochi (filled with red bean paste and fresh strawberries). Second, we'll make a flavorful green tea mochi. Third, we'll make Odango, a popular street festival mochi. Finally, your team will get to see how real mochi is made from soaking glutinous rice grains and pounding using a Japanese machine. After, we will enjoy this authentic mochi in a savory traditional Japanese New Year's Ozoni soup.

We'll have a competition among your teammates to see which group prepared the most beautiful and tasteful plate of mochi. We'll enjoy our mochi together with plenty to take home and enjoy with friends and family.

This class will be taught by either myself or my talented Japanese mother, Yukiko Zinke, who has been making mochi from scratch for years.

- Ice Cream Mochi (strawberry or green tea)
- Daifuku Mochi with fresh strawberry
- Green Tea Mochi
- Odango (street food mochi on a stick with a sweet soy glaze)
- Ozoni New Year's Mochi Soup (includes chicken stock, fish)
- If you can provide wine, we can add our special Wine Mochi to the menu.

  • Hands-on mochi-making with an experienced and insured Japanese culinary specialist.
  • Participants will make five different types of mochi while learning about it's history.
  • Participants will get to eat the mochi dishes they make, with leftovers to bring home.
  • A microwave is required for this experience.
  • Please let me know if any food allergies or dietary restrictions.
  • Class is taught by either myself or my talented Japanese mother, Yukiko Zinke.
  • Additional hours available upon request.
  • I can also work within your budget, please feel free to contact me.
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Wall 2 hours
Users Ideal for 5 - 25 people
About Kaori's Kitchen

Creating a community of empowerment, teamwork, and creativity through
​cooking together.

Kaori's mission is to deepen relationships through authentic interactions while cooking, and create a space where conscientious individuals, employees, co-workers, friends, and family can come together to make a positive difference in their local community.

Kaori's Kitchen is a culmination of her love of cooking and her desire to share this love with those who also love food. Growing up as a "hapa" (half-Japanese) woman in the Bay Area, Kaori was surrounded by her mother's Japanese home-cooking. When her mother told her many years ago that Kaori's grandmother ran a ramen shop in Fukushima, Japan, Kaori decided to dive deeper into her roots through cooking ramen.

​After studying and specializing in ramen-from-scratch, Kaori taught a class at The Seasoned Farmhouse, a recreational cooking school in Columbus, Ohio, in 2014. Shortly afterwards, Kaori taught other classes at Franklin Park Conservatory, centering around Asian cuisine, including Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Thai and Indian. In 2015, while teaching English to high school students, Kaori ran a bi-weekly cooking club every month. Kaori began realizing that her passion for cooking, and teaching others how to cook, was greater than her passion to teach English. After moving to the Bay Area in the summer of 2016, Kaori created her business, Kaori's Kitchen.

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We had a great time making mochi. The team had fun mashing the dough together and we had some great conversations while making lots of tasty mochi.
We had an awesome experience with Kaori at our Mochi Making Class! She came and set everything up for us. Our team had a blast making different kinds of mochi, smashing the rice, stirring, etc... We were laughing so much & having a ton of fun that a lot of other people in our office heard us and wanted to see what we were doing! Thanks Kaori for a great time & experience! I will definitely refer people to this class!
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