Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Announces Holiday Cooking Class

Chef Mimi Lan

Jacksonville, Fla. (November 20, 2023) – Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, a modern and sophisticated hotel located in the heart of downtown on the St. John’s River next to the scenic Main Street Bridge, announces a holiday cooking class for guests and local residents. During the event, attendees will work with Chef Mimi Lan to create a bánh mì charcuterie board ideal for any size of holiday party, from a large crowd to an intimate gathering.

“As the holiday season is known for hosting, we are thrilled to debut a fun and exciting culinary experience where attendees can learn to perfectly create a delicious dish for the upcoming festivities,” said Craig Steffenson, Executive Chef at Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. “Through the cooking class, participants will work with the talented Chef Mimi Lan as she showcases her love and passion for sharing the most iconic Vietnamese dish, the bánh mì.”

During the class, attendees will prepare bánh mì charcuterie board. The dish will take the traditional Banh Mi sandwich and turn it into a deconstructed version of a charcuterie plate. Selected by Chef Mimi Lan, the dish is one of her favorites for a group gathering.

At the event, participants will learn how to make Char siu, a Cantonese-style barbecued pork from Guandong, as well as a Vietnamese lemongrass chicken, Vietnamese pickled daikon and carrots, fried vegetarian crackers, complete with a special bánh mì sauce. Chef Mimi will also teach the art of plating a charcuterie board including composition, placement, and garnishes. Additionally, guests will receive a gift bag with cooked char sui BBQ pork, cooked lemongrass chicken, marinades of both to replicate the dishes at home, bánh mì sauce, recipes of the dishes, and resources of where to get the ingredients.

Chef Mimi is a local Jacksonville chef who also travels to curate thoughtful dining experiences that showcase her culture and connects people through the art of food. She has worked in multiple Michelin Star restaurants around the world including Per Se in New York City and Gaggans in Bangkok.

“I am thrilled to host an interactive cooking class that will showcase one of the most popular Vietnamese dishes for any celebration or gathering,” said Chef Mimi Lan. “We chose Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront for this class because of its vast kitchen facility which is perfect for giving each attendee a hands-on experience. We look forward to welcoming hotel guests and local residents for an authentic Vietnamese cooking class to wow their guests with an unforgettable meal this holiday hosting season.”

The cooking class will take place on Sunday, December 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  It is $100 per person. Space is limited and reservations can be made through, or by calling or emailing Savannah Gotling at or (904) 588-1234 ext. 4541.

For more information or to book a stay at Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, please visit, or call (904) 588-1234.

About Hyatt Regency Jacksonville
Situated in the heart of downtown Jacksonville Riverfront, right next to the Main Street Bridge, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville is a premier downtown getaway in Northeast Florida.  The hotel features 951 spacious guestrooms and luxury suites providing sweeping views of the city.  Guests can enjoy a rooftop pool and 24-hour StayFit gym that provide aerial views of downtown. On-site restaurants include five-course dining at Morton’s The Steakhouse, fresh seafood and southern-inspired dishes at Shore Seafood Grill, craft cocktails and gourmet snacks at Tavern, and grab-and-go options at the 24-hour Market. Guests have easy access to world-class museums, theaters, and national sporting events at the TIAA Bank Field. For more information, please visit, or call (904) 588-1234.

About Hyatt Regency

The Hyatt Regency brand prides itself on connecting travelers to who and what matters most to them. More than 175 conveniently located Hyatt Regency urban and resort locations in over 30 countries around the world serve as the go-to gathering space for every occasion – from efficient business meetings to memorable family vacations. The brand offers a one-stop experience that puts everything guests need right at their fingertips. Hyatt Regency hotels and resorts offer a full range of services and amenities, including the space to work, engage or relax; notable culinary experiences; technology-enabled ways to collaborate; and expert event planners who can take care of every detail. For more information, please visit Follow @HyattRegency on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and tag photos with #AtHyattRegency.


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