CharaBento – Bento Workshop in Cebu

CharaBento - Bento Workshop in Cebu- Our finished products!

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It’s not all the time that there’s a bento workshop in Cebu so when mommy Rowena of CharaBento invited me to a fun meet-up and mini bento workshop at The Grid Pad in Talamban, I said yes right away! Please note that this is not a cooking lesson! 🙂

I have always been interested in learning how to make cute packed lunches for the kids, as a matter of fact, I came up with a couple Bento Baon Ideas and posted it on my Third World Kitchen blog to chronicle my attempt at being  bento mom. I have super mediocre skills in this department and I knew the workshop would help  lot!

The business name CharaBento was derived from the term kyaraben or charaben which is the shortened version of character bento, something that’s really popular these days especially with the rise of Anime. They are super cute and totes adorable!

It can be hard to make picky eaters like my kids eat and drink healthy food but I realized that if the food is pleasing to their eyes, there’s  big chance they will eat their lunch at school! Plus, it’s fun to make!

If you are interested to learn how to make bento lunches, I suggest you join one of CharaBentos workshops!


Bento Workshop in Cebu

Bento Making with CharaBento – Finding the venue wasn’t hard at all as it was just along the road and when we got there, we were very pleased with the super cute set up!

Rowena also had a big screen television in front to make it easier for the moms and the kids to follow the steps.

I truly did my best to perfect my Hello Kitty rice but I think my daughter did better! LOL

Rowena also shared some tips for bento box recipes while we were prepping.

The bento workshop was a great mommy-daughter bonding activity, too!

The finished products! My daughter made the one on the upper left and she was mighty proud about it! She took it home and gave it to her brother who was equally pleased.

I also have to say that one thing that she also enjoyed doing was raiding the dessert table. Ugh. This kid!

They also have bento making materials for sale at affordable prices!

We really had fun at the event!

Charbento also offers Party bento lunch boxes that are perfect for birthday celebrations at school or for any occassion!

CharaBento - Bento Workshop in Cebu - Bento Party Lunch Boxes

Not sure where CharaBento is? They have a Bento Shop at The Grid Pad and Creative Campus. Check the Location Map below. You can also get the detailed directions and jeepney routes over here.

Ready to sign up?

Bento Workshop in Cebu with Charabento

(UPDATED June 2018) Participation fee is PhP700 (inclusive of food ingredients for 1 bento box, use of tools and refreshments) but if you register using my code TheMissusV, you get a PhP100 discount! Sign up here!!!

Workshops happen once a month only so make sure to sign up early to secure your slot!

Upcoming schedules:

  • June 30
  • July 29
  • August 26
  • September 30
  • October 28
  • November 25

For additional questions, you may contact CharaBento through their Facebook Page and Instagram Account!

Big thanks to Charabento for having us!


Disclaimer: We were invited to the Bento Workshop as guests with no participation fee, no other compensation received. 

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  1. This looked like such a fun mother-daughter activity. I really did need to learn a bit more about bento box lunches here. So, wish they had something like this near me to do with my girls, too!

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