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Otao Kitchen - Cooking Experiences for Team Building, Incentives and Brand Activations.

Otao Kitchen - Cooking Experiences for Team Building, Incentives and Brand Activations.


Otao kitchen is in the heart of Richmond 3 km from Melbourne CBD surrounded by restaurants and groceries. We are a recreational cooking school with multi cooking menus and formats - a perfect learning environment for home cooks. Team building classes and private events are held in our communal kitchen, equipped with complete cooking stations to make sure certain people work together or let the bonds build organically

We firmly believe that cooking brings people together. Your private cooking event will be a true bonding experience for your business. Our private events are hands-on, inspiring, interactive sessions that will help your corporate team better communicate, delegate tasks, see tangible results from their efforts and simply have fun together. Our chefs help your colleagues work together in a cohesive, positive and efficient way to create a delicious meal together. These are important steps that will easily translate from our kitchens to your business.


  • Team Building
  • Client Entertainment
  • Networking events
  • Holiday Parties
  • Fundraisers
  • Employee Incentive & Recruiting
  • Product or Brand Launches
  • Brand Activations
  • Welcoming a New Team
  • Annual and Bi-Annual Outings
  • Meetings, Seminars, Workshops & Presentations


  • Hands-on cooking activity, selection over 15 international cuisines.
  • Expert chefs and personal host, private venue hire from 2 hours to full-day. Complimentary wine, beef or soft drinks, 2-5 course meal, online recipes.
  • Add on a food challenge, conference package or drink package.
  • Classes last 2-3 hours operate from Monday-Sunday for sessions at 10am, 2pm or 6pm.
  • Price ranges $149-$245pp from 10-150 people.


  • 1st-hour - chef introduction and demo or kick off the challenge
  • 2nd-hour menu and prep, cook, share and bonding or competing
  • 3rd-hour - eat, drink and celebrate and inspire.


  • Call us on 0408 217 899 / 0405 720 470 or email us at with your preferred date/time and your format and menu for the event.
  • To secure date, 25% deposit is required.
  • You can settle the balance 2 weeks before the event upon confirmation of final guests number and their dietary requirements.
  • We cater for most dietary requirements (vegetarian, gluten-free, vegan, pescatarian, keto, nut/dairy free, amongst others) and we will recommend a suitable menu for your group based on your needs.

For things to do in Melbourne, get immersed in authentic food culture by joining one of our cooking experiences. Perfect for your corporate or incentives team building to learn a new skill or bolster your existing cooking talent under the guidance of our resident chefs. Our ultimate team building cooking and entertainment provides an original and interactive way to create, entertain and reward relationships. We take care of everything so you just show up, ready to learn, cook, celebrate and bond with your colleagues.


Otao Kitchen focuses on minimising food waste and impact on the environment. From ingredients sharing with local restaurants and meals donations to residents in need to using compostable/recyclable disposables and energy efficient appliances; we do our outmost to care for the people and the planet.