Welcome to Catherine's home!

You will be part of her family in this experience and feel the local people's hospitality from the start.

Market is always an interesting place to see local people's life, where Catherine will show you the traditional pastries, local seasoning, health tea and infusion explaining their functions.

You will learn how to prepare home-made hotpot and two more delicious local dishes for lunch with the help of the hostess.

During this fun local family visit, you also have an opportunity to speak to their kids in English, Chinese or even by body language! This surely is a great cultural dining experience as part of your stay in Beijing.


  • A comfortable and relax way to immerse yourself in local people's life;

  • Not only learning family hotpot making but also learning and tasting two more delicious dishes;

  • Chance of purchasing souvenirs and gift for your family and friends in the local market;


Day 1Private Home-Made Hotpot Cooking Private Experience

9:00 Your private driver will meet you in your hotel lobby in the morning.

9:30-10:00 Prior to visiting the local family, your hostess will show you around the local wet market nearby.

10:30-12:30 Upon arrival to the local family home, you will start preparing your own Hotpot. Family hot pot food is a team party fun meal! Someone do cleaning, someone do cutting, someone prepares to smash garlic and dipping sauce, etc. Then all people sit around the table enjoy delicious hot pot with everyone's efforts!

Hotpot is not the only food we are going to taste for lunch, will also learn how to cook two more delicious dishes to make the meal with more local flavors (Kung Pao Chicken and Sour Sweet Pork or scrambled egg with tomato; Sauted soy sauce cabbage or green bean pork).

13:00-14:00 Interesting topics are always talked about at the table. Drinking some tea, the hostess will share you her personal experience and would be very glad to hear your story as well.

Please make your favorite choice upon booking, and you must advise if you have any food allergies or special food requests in advance.

Book Price

Group SizeAdult(Age:8-80) Price/p.pChild(Age:4-7) Price/p.pInfant(Age:0-3) Price/p.p
1 Number $ 260 $ 85 Free
2 Number $ 170 $ 85 Free
3 Number $ 150 $ 85 Free
4 Number $ 140 $ 85 Free
5 Number $ 130 $ 85 Free
6 Number $ 125 $ 85 Free
7 Number $ 120 $ 85 Free
8 Number $ 115 $ 85 Free
9 Number $ 110 $ 85 Free
10 Number $ 105 $ 85 Free


  • English-speaking tour guide service fee

  • Air-conditioned vehicle with a private driver

  • Gas, toll & parking lot fee

  • Cooking class, family visit and food market visit

  • Food and Drinks


  • Accommodation

  • Gratuity to the guide and driver

  • Personal Costs

Trip Notes

  • The quoted price is for a 4-5 hours’ tour per day.

  • Additional hours are billed at 50CNY to 100CNY for the guide and 50CNY to 100CNY for the driver.

  • Please note that the itinerary is flexible and we can adjust it according to your personal interests, the weather or any unexpected conditions.

  • We conduct only private tour but not group tour and won’t mix you with others.

  • Please make your favorite choice upon booking, and must advise if any food allergy or special food request in advance.