David and Jade of Amsterdam Cooking Workshops

About Amsterdam Cooking Workshops

The cooking school to learn how to cook Asian

Amsterdam Cooking Workshops lets you discover the refined flavors of Indonesian, Japanese, Thai and Vietnamese cuisine. You have come to the right place to learn to cook well-known and lesser-known Asian dishes!

About David, Founder of Amsterdam Cooking Workshops

I am David, founder of Amsterdam Cooking Workshops. I am of Dutch and Indonesian descent, and because I grew up in a family that loves food, I spent a lot of time in the kitchen watching my mother cook Indonesian dishes. Regular visits to the Indonesian part of my family have always revolved around food.

However, I started to enjoy cooking much later in my life. At one point during my college life, I got tired of waiting for my roommates to make eating plans. After a long wait we usually ordered fast food instead of cooking something ourselves. I decided to take matters into my own hands and started shopping and cooking dinner for me and my roommates. From that moment, about 12 years ago, I developed a passion for Indonesian, Japanese, Thai and Vietnamese cuisines. I really love the ingredients and flavors of these Asian cuisines and would love to teach you how to make the delicious dishes I cook every day at home.

I have also developed a talent for tasting flavor combinations. For example, when I taste a specific dish or spice mixture, I know exactly what kind of ingredient needs to be added to create the desired flavor balance (salty - sweet - bitter - sour - umami).

David and Jade from Amsterdam Cooking Workshops

Indonesian, Japanese, Thai and Vietnamese cooking classes

Indonesian cooking workshop by Amsterdam Cooking Workshops


Japanese cooking workshop with sushi and sashimi from Amsterdam Cooking Workshops on a black table


Vietnamese cooking workshops by Amsterdam Cooking Workshops