Traditional Activities & Programs

Korean Cooking Classes

Photo: Bibimbap, one of Korea’s most representative foods 【 Photo: Bibimbap, one of Korea’s most representative foods 】

It is said that to truly understand a country's culture, you must first experience its food. If you want to learn more about Korea's traditional food, there is no better way than to try your hand at making the food yourself. In Seoul, there are a variety of cooking programs available for international visitors to make popular dishes, including kimchi, bulgogi, bibimbap, tteok and even royal cuisine. The length of each program varies depending on the menu, but most programs can be completed within half a day. Joining one of these programs will make your trip to Korea even more memorable, so give it your all to make some tasty traditional Korean food!

Korean Cooking Programs

  • Food and Culture Academy

    Food and Culture Academy LINK

    • Ongoing programs: Popular Korean menus and vegetarian meals (Bulgogi, mandu, haemul pajeon, kimchi, japchae, bibimbap, and more)
    • Address: Sinwoo Bldg., 116, Pirun-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul
    • Website: www.fnckorea.com (Korean, English)
    • Inquiries: +82-2-720-6704, +82-2-725-3229 (Korean, English)
  • O'ngo Food Communications

    O'ngo Food Communications LINK

    • Ongoing programs: Bulgogi, kimchi, haemul pagjeon, japchae, dolsot bibimbap, and more
    • Address: 3F, 12, Samil-daero 30-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
    • Website: www.ongofood.com (Korean, English)
    • Inquiries: +82-2-3446-1607 (Korean, English)
  • Museum Kimchikan

    Museum Kimchikan LINK

    • Ongoing programs: Baekkimchi, traditional tongbaechu kimchi, and other kimchi making programs
    • Address: 35-4, Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
    • Website: www.kimchikan.com (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
    • Inquiries: +82-2-6002-6456 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
  • Tteok Museum

    Tteok Museum LINK

    • Ongoing programs: Tteok, kimchi, bulgogi, bibimbap, kimchi jeon, japchae, and more
    • Address: 71, Donhwamun-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
    • Website: www.tkmuseum.or.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
    • Inquiries: +82-2-741-5447 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese), +82-2-708-0789 (Korean, English, Chinese)
  • OME Cooking Lab

    OME Cooking Lab LINK

    • Ongoing programs: Samgyetang, kimchi, Korean home cooking (kimchi jjigae, bulgogi, haemul pajeon), Korean street foods (tteokbokki, gimbap), Korean desserts (tteok, traditional tea)
    • Website: www.5-tastes.com (Korean, English, Chinese)
    • Inquiries: +82-10-9909-0908 (Korean, English, Chinese)

Language assistance may not be available depending on staff schedule.


1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)


This page was last updated on October 16, 2017, and therefore information may differ from what is presented here.