Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year, is an annual 15-day holiday celebrated worldwide in China and Chinese communities that begins with the new moon, which occurs between January 21 and February 20 on Western calendars. The festivities last until the next full moon.

When preparing a Chinese New Year feast, think about what dishes to serve.

While it is vital to find excellent meals that will delight your employees, you should also consider the significance of each dish you select.

As in all cultures, some meals are said to bring good health, happiness, and fortune in the new year. Other meals, on the other hand, appear to bring ill luck and could ruin your New Year’s Eve celebrations.

 If you want to celebrate the festival with your team, you can indulge them in Rockoly team-building cooking workshops. 

Top 4 Dishes In Team-Building Cooking Workshops

  • 8 Treasure Rice Pudding

Eight Treasure Rice Pudding is a delicious dessert made of sticky rice, dried fruits, almonds, and red bean paste that is a must-have for the Lunar New Year. It has the texture and flavor of Zongzi (sticky rice dumplings), but it’s much easier to make

  • Bao Buns

Bao Buns (also known as steamed buns or baozi) are a wonderful, warm, fluffy treat of stuffing wrapped inside a sweet, white dough. It is a type of stuffed bun or bread-like dumpling from Chinese cuisine. The bao, made with flour, yeast, sugar, baking powder, milk, and oil, is slightly sweeter than its closely related cousin, the dumpling.

  • Egg Drop Soup

Restaurants frequently serve Egg Drop Soup as a side dish. Making it for the Chinese New Year is significant. In Chinese culture, eggs are a symbol of fertility. Consuming eggs will enhance fertility in the New Year.

  • Scallion Pancakes

Scallion Pancakes are a celebratory dessert served in excellent Chinese restaurants that have grown in popularity with farm-to-table chefs in most locations. These pancakes are served with porridge for breakfast and as an appetizer or starter with a dipping sauce or spread at lunch or supper.

Wrapping Up

The kitchen is the best place to bring out your genius when it comes to being creative.

When you cook, you must be creative with the ingredients to get the best results or come up with your recipes. A cooking class is an excellent way for employees to think creatively and develop new ideas.

Cooking with your team is a magical spice for increasing team engagement, building, work happiness, and mood. Rockoly’s live 60-90-120 minute online cooking classes, wine tastings, and happy hours for a team building work flawlessly wherever your employees happen to be—including remote workers and dispersed teams—in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the majority of the world.

Nicola Killops

Nicola Killops

Nicola is a former teacher and lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. She now writes full-time, with her partner, Justin. Nicola loves food, music, travel, and is a proud human and pet mom.