Traditional Activities & Programs

Korean Cooking Classes

Photo: Bibimbap, one of Korea’s most representative foods 【 Photo: Bulgogi, 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, a variety of cooking programs are available for international visitors, offering lessons on how to make popular dishes like 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 dishes, vegetarian dishes, and snack foods (kimchi, bulgogi, japchae, bibimbap, Korean-style fried chicken, haemul pajeon, budaejjigae, jjajangmyun, etc.), team-building cooking class
    • Address: 5F, Shinwoo Bldg, 116, Pirun-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul
      (서울특별시 종로구 필운대로 116 신우빌딩 5층 푸드앤컬쳐 아카데미)
    • Website: koreanrecipe.co.kr (English)
    • Inquiries: +82-2-720-6704, +82-10-8715-7902 (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 (서울특별시 종로구 삼일대로 30길 12 3층 온고 푸드)
    • Website: www.ongofood.com (Korean, English)
    • Inquiries: +82-2-3446-1607 (Korean, English)
  • Museum Kimchikan

    Museum Kimchikan LINK

    • Ongoing programs: Making Baekkimchi, traditional tongbaechu kimchi, and more
    • Address: 35-4, Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 종로구 인사동길 35-4 뮤지엄김치간)
    • Website: www.kimchikan.com (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
    • Inquiries: museum@pulmuone.com (Korean, English)
  • Tteok Museum

    Tteok Museum LINK

    • Ongoing programs: Tteok, kimchi, bulgogi, bibimbap, kimchi jeon, japchae, and more
    • Address: 71, Donhwamun-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 종로구 돈화문로 71 떡박물관)
    • Website: www.tkmuseum.or.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
    • Inquiries: tkmuseum@tkmuseum.or.kr (Korean, English)
  • 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)
    • Address: 35-1, Yagnyeongjungang-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 동대문구 약령중앙로 35-1)
    • Website: www.5-tastes.com (Korean, English)
    • 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, Russian, Vietnamese, Thai, Malay)


This page was last updated on June 18, 2019, and therefore information may differ from what is presented here.