Cooking Lesson: Mooncake Making

​Venue: Brand Hall @ Faith United Methodist Church

899 Dorset Street, South Burlington, VT 05403
Date: Saturday August 24, 2024
Time: 2:00 - 4:00pm
$35 (lesson & materials for 1 set mooncakes).

Pre-order takeout is $15 per set (1 set = 3 different style of mooncakes)

Mooncake 月饼, a delicacy traditionally enjoyed during the Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival or the Mooncake Festival, holds a deep cultural significance. This festival, which falls on the 15th day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar (September or early October in the Georgian calendar), is a time for family and friends to come together. The roundness of mooncakes symbolizes reunion and happiness in Chinese culture, making this event a wonderful opportunity to experience and celebrate our shared heritage.

Get ready for a culinary adventure as we explore the art of making mooncakes! The Vermont Chinese School will provide the dough, lotus seed paste, and red bean paste fillings. However, we also encourage you to bring your own fillings to personalize your mooncakes. We will be making a variety of mooncakes, including the traditional mooncake, the Shanghai style mooncake, and the snow skin mooncake, each with its unique flavor and texture.

Please email to sign up and for pre-ordering. Payment must be prepaid in advance via Venmo or PayPal (details will be provided at signup). Thank you!

The deadline for class registration and pre-orders is August 17th.

2024 Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration Potluck
2024 中秋晚会

​​​Venue: Brand Hall @ Faith United Methodist Church, 899 Dorset Street, South Burlington, VT 05403

Date: Saturday September 14, 2024 5:00 - 8:30pm

Admission: TBD

VCS will host a potluck dinner to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as Mooncake Festival. We'll start with a traditional game, solving riddles 猜灯谜, and end with the lighting of lanterns and a parade点灯笼,游花园. VCS will provide mooncakes for enjoyment! Please kindly indicate the number of attending children (age 17 and under) so we can better prepare for the event.

We will be sharing the food list, so attendees know what to expect. We recommend that the serving portion you bring equates to the number of people in your party. You may update/change the food you are bringing at any time by revisiting the link. Details to follow soon.

by: Bo-Yee Poon

Posted: Jan 26, 2024 / 03:19 PM EST

Updated: Jan 26, 2024 / 03:36 PM EST

South Burlington, VT- A celebration of the Lunar New Year is happening for the 30th year by the Vermont Chinese School.

Two representatives of the school, Theresa Ko and Jason Shi, joined the Morning Brew to talk about the festivities. It’s a luncheon with performances of song, dance, a skit, and martial arts.

The event is held at Frederick H. Tuttle Middle School in South Burlington on Sunday, Feb. 11, from 12:00 pm to 3:30 pm. You can get an e-ticket at Seven Days Tickets or in-person (with cash or checks) at the South Burlington High School’s lobby on Friday evenings Jan. 26 and Feb. 2 from 5:30-7. For more information visit:​​