BYOB Filipino Kamayan: Intro to Filipino Cuisine


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Did you know? Food industry outlets from Eater to Food Network have named Filipino cuisine the leading food trend of 2017! More importantly, October is also Filipino American History Month and to celebrate, join us for a unique, all-inclusive Filipino experience of a food, music and fun! Kamayan is a Filipino style of eating where a menu is laid out across a table of banana leaves and guests eat with their "kamay" (hand). 

Enjoy a communal dining experience as we lay down a bed of rice across the table lined with fresh banana leave and build up a sweet and savory Kamayan feast. Chef Joelen of What's Cookin, Chicago?! has designed a menu that incorporates a combination of both authentic and modernized Filipino dishes to highlight our culture's past, present and future. Regardless if you are familiar with Filipino cuisine and culture, this is a unique, hands on way to get learn something new.

Kamayan Menu:
Ligaya Lumpia
Palengke BBQ Skewers
Pistahan Pinoy Menudo
Calamansi Honey Chicken
San Miguel Steamed Shrimp
Three Happiness Pancit Canton
Grilled Pineapple & Mango Salad
Toasted Garlic Fried Rice
Four Seasons Iced Tea
Ube Donut Sundaes
BYOB welcome

Materials to bring

BYOB & appetite!

What will be provided

multi course family style meal + ethnic culinary presentation

BJ Aguado Photography
34491 N Old Walnut Cir Unit E,
Gurnee, IL, 60031

Student Reviews

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    Favian R.
    BYOB Filipino Kamayan: Intro to Filipino Cuisine

    You are seriously missing out on a great experience if you pass up the Filipino Cultural class. The food is delicious and plentiful. Filipino culture is beautiful, communal and so welcoming. JT and her friends are amazing hosts. My wife and I had an awesome time!

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Joelen Kenny

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Joelen Tan is a Chicago area private caterer and former restaurant chef behind the 'What's Cookin, Chicago?' website. Joelen has been recognized in both local and national media and has worked with celebrity chefs including Rick Bayless, Spike Mendelsohn, and Marcela Valladolid. Since 2007, she has been teaching culinary classes, hosting culinary events in Chicagoland and does recipe development work with major food brands including Sara Lee, Pepperidge Farms, Campbell's, Kraft, Frito Lay and Starbucks to name a few. As a former Filipino restaurant chef and culinary instructor, Joelen strives to make Filipino cuisine/food and ingredients more approachable within the mainstream.

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