Food for Thought

May 29, 2019
Learning by Cooking: Lifestyle Culinary Classes To Try

There’s a time to eat out, and a time to dine-in – and when your inner home cook aspires for greater heights, it’s opportune to dedicate free time to the greater cause of learning. Sign up to be a kitchen spectacle in one of these schools in their next enrollment season!

 

Global Academy

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Going strong for 11 years and conveniently located in key areas such as Ortigas, Quezon City, Las Pinas, and Dasmarinas, Global Academy Metro Manila offers several varients of courses in baking, cooking, and international cuisine. It is the proud three-time Overall Champion in the Philippine Culinary Cup– a feat only they have accomplished in the Philippines. Choose from their array of formal culinary instruction and shorter term professional trade enhancement courses meant for continuing education.

4F Millenium Place, Meralco Ave and Sapphire Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig

Unit 7-8 Timog Commercial Complex, Timog Ave Corner Panay Ave, South Triangle, Quezon City

490 Almanza Square Bldg, Alabang Zapote Road Corner BF Homes Almanza, Las Pinas City

2F DASCA Centre, Barangay Zone 1-A, Aguinaldo Highway, Dasmarinas City, Cavite

 

The Maya Kitchen Culinary Arts Center

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Wishing to expand their influence beyond their 50 year heritage of making quality flour and cake mixes, The Maya Kitchen has invested efforts in developing recipes, cookbooks, and classes to educate a diverse mix of students. From Asian Cooking Classes, Basic Cake and Icing Class, to the Culinary Elite Series spotlighting seasoned chefs, there’s something for every novice and advanced cook wanting to level up their skills.

8F Liberty Bldg, 835 A. Arnaiz Avenue, Legazpi Village, Makati City

 

 

Enderun Colleges

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Prestigious and brimming with international faces, Enderun Colleges is a respected school for its holistic program offerings. In the culinary front, they offer diplomas for Culinary Arts and Pastry Arts, whilst also catering to demand for certificate classes in Superior French Pastry Arts, Baking Profiteroles, Strawberry Shortcakes, and even Homecooked Meals.

1100 Campus Avenue, McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City

 

Philippine School of Culinary Arts

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With short courses geared towards specific functional needs, the Philippine School of Culinary Arts trains for professional development through their Commercial Skills Upgrading Course, Cooking for Commissary Operations, and Culinary Techniques for Product Development among other short courses. For hobbyists, they also customize programs for barkada bondings or corporate events.

3F The Maxwell Hotel Annex Bldg. N. Escario St. Camputhaw, 6000 Cebu City

 

Heny Sison Culinary School

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Borne from Heny Sison’s passion and dedication for her craft, this now-established institution had humble beginnings as a Cake Decorating and Baking class in a garage back in 1985. As its patronage grew, it also found its place in the market as a boutique school specializing in 23-day Essential Series programs in Baking and Pastry Arts and Cooking, and 1-day in-demand lifestyle courses.

33 Col. Bonny Serrano Avenue, Quezon City

 

Golden Treasure Skills and Development Program

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Geared towards training the beginner cook who wants to build a business, this group’s cooking classes bank on the popular fast food items sought after by Pinoys. From its popular Milk Tea and Frappe Shop business operation seminar, meat and fish processing with ice cream making seminar, kakanin making seminar, and the equally in demand pizza and shawarma making session, students are bound to learn new skills that are really in practice in commercial kitchens.

9 Anonas Road, Project 3, Quezon City

 

The Cookery Place

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Amidst the center of the city hubbub lies a fully equipped kitchen inviting interested cooks of different skill levels to pick up new techniques and secrets. The personalized play and learn feel also makes it a viable location for bridal showers and birthday parties, with the freedom to make it as casual or creative an event as possible.

Kensington Place Condominium, 1st Ave. cor 29th St. Crescent Park West, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

 

La Royale Kitchen Studio
 

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If you want to learn by theme, Chef Edward Mateo and his partners’ classes are perfect for you. In a day, you can choose to either master doughnuts, conquer handaans, curate dessert spreads, make your own sausage, or try your hand in making all kinds of pizza and pasta variants.

78 Mabini Street cor. E Rodriguez, Quezon City