Stuff you can do this summer: Level up your culinary skills!

Here in the Philippines, cooking is an important skill and tradition that is passed on from generation to generation. Most Pinoys don’t need strict culinary training to be able to cook adobo or sinigang but expanding one’s culinary skills and knowledge are definitely a plus since it can open lots of opportunities for you.

With the popularity of cooking programs and chef showdowns on TV, the rise of food blogs and the opening of restaurants almost every month, don’t you feel inspired to upgrade your kitchen know-how and start preparing dishes that your family and friends will love?

It’s never too late to attend a culinary class! Whether you’re single or married, male or female, stay-at-home or employed, cooking can both be a joy and a challenge. So pick from any of the cooking schools below and start becoming your own master chef. 🙂

BAKING AND PASTRY ARTS ACADEMY
KC Square Bldg., #529 Commonwealth Avenue, Balara, Q.C., Philippines, 1101
(632) 546-30-88; (632) 227-04-15; 0921-654-6301

For reservations, kindly call the numbers listed above. A 50% downpayment is required to lock in your reservation.

TASTY TARTS FOR TEENS (P1650)
April 1, April 15
Banoffee Tart, Mango Tart, Chocolate Tart and Orange Meringue Tarts

CHEF’S FULL COOKING FOR KIDS (P1500)
April 1
Kids will learn to prepare Creamy Chicken and Potato Pot Pie, toss Fruity Garden Salad, whip up homemade ice cream and grill burgers.

GINGERBREAD-MAKING FOR KIDS (P1650)
April 2, 10am-12nn
Develop your child’s ability in making the famous gingerbread house along with other kids so they develop camaraderie and creativity .

NEW WORLD OF EMPANADA (P1750)
April 2

CUPCAKES CLASS FOR KIDS (P1650)
April 5, April 7, April 12, April 14

ARTISAN BREADS, DIPS & SOUPS (P1750)
April 5

CAKE POPS FOR TEENS (P1650)
April 6, April 13, April 27
Learn how to make cute and yummy treats! Step-by-step instructions on how to make the cake base and finish with decorating techniques.

ULTIMATE FUDGE CAKE WORKSHOP (P2500)
April 6
Ultra and tender Chocolate Cake. An easy Chocolate Cake recipe w/ delicious results, using a unique technique to ensure the most tender possible texture. In this class you will master mise en place, layering, crafting miniature cakes, piping, chocolate curls, writing, gold leaf, combing, stippling/swirling and a bonus recipe.

GALANTINA, FILLED BUNS AND SMOOTHIES (P1950)
April 7

COOKING FOR TEENS (P1650)
April 8, April 22, April 29

PIZZA PARLOR (P1950)
April 8
Learn to make a variety of Crusts: Semolina Pizza Crust, Pinoy Style Pizza Crust, Soft Pizza Crust, Potato Pizza Crust and Calzone: Tuna & Egg Pizza / All Meat Pizza/Vegetarian Pizza/Three Cheese pizza and Margharetta Pizza

1 DOZEN CUPCAKE (P1500)
April 9
Learn to make the following cupcakes: Sans Rival Cupcake/ Black Forest Cupcake/ Rocky Road Cupcake/ Rhum Raisin Cupcake/ Carrot Raisin Cupcake/ Smore Cupcake/Lemon Meringe/ Red Velvet Cupcake/ Cookies ‘N Cream/ Mocha Hazelnut Cupcake/ Appie Crumble Cupcake/ Brownie Cupcake

KIDS BAKING BOOTCAMP (P6900)
April 12-15

BASIC CAKE DECORATING (P4500)
April 22-23
The BPA’s all new baking course in just 2 days! Take home your own birthday cake and experience making your own 1 tier fondant cake.

BAKERY ENTREPRENEURSHIP (P6000)
April 26-29
A 4-day program w/ over 20 recipes

EASY ENTERTAINING FOR KIDS (P1500)
April 28
Develop kids’ creativity and help them learn the basics of table setting, hosting a simple tea party and how to prepare meals for mom and dad.

CENTER FOR CULINARY ARTS MANILA

287 Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1108 Philippines
DIRECT LINES(+63 2) 994.2520, 994.2530, 994.2540
TRUNK LINES: (+63 2) 426.4840, 426.4841
FAX: (+63 2) 426.4836

THE YOUNG CHEF’S BOOT CAMP (YCBC)
This certificate program is especially designed for kids, ages 10-16 years old to equip them with the basics in the kitchen and enhance their culinary & baking skills. It will also help them to discover the inner chefs in them that will earn them with new experiences and friends as well!

Young Upstarts (7-10 years old)
Day 1: Lunchbox Goodies
Day 2: The Wild Wild West
Day 3: Sweet Tooth
Day 4: Little Asia
Day 5: Little Italy

Western Flavors (10-16 years old)
Day 1: Sandwich Bar
Day 2: All Day Breakfast
Day 3: Pasta Perfect
Day 4: Pizza Parlor
Day 5: American Diner

Asian Flavors (10-16 years old)
Day 1: Appetizers and Teasers
Day 2: Hearty Asian Soups
Day 3: Asian Noodles
Day 4: Rice Dishes
Day 5: Filipino Desserts and Snacks

Baking and Pastry 10 (10-16 years old)
Day 1: Quickbreads (muffins and scones)
Day 2: The Cookie Jar (cookies and bars)
Day 3: One, Two, Three, Flour! (filled pan de sal, cinnamon rolls, sticky buns, pizza)
Day 4: Cupcakes and Mini Cakes
Day 5: Pastries and Cold Desserts

Advance Cooking and Baking (10-16 years old)
Day 1: Sandwich Bar Express
Day 2: Pasta! Pasta!
Day 3: Asian Main Course
Day 4: American Diner 2
Day 5: Delightful Desserts

For inquiries and reservations please call Ms. Martha, Ms. Agnes or Ms. Apol at 426-4840 to 41/ 994-2520, 30, and 40.

HENY SISON CULINARY SCHOOL
33 Bonnie Serrano Avenue (formerly Santolan Road)
Crame, Quezon City
726-5316 412-7792
413-2428 to 29 0917-8800228
BASIC CAKES AND ICINGS FOR BEGINNERS
April  1, 9am-130pm, 230pm-5pm
DANISH PASTRY WORKSHOP
April  1, 8am-2pm
INTRODUCTION TO JAPANESE COOKING
April  2, 3pm-9pm
CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE WORKSHOP
April  2, 8am-2pm
SPECIAL COURSE ON COOKIES
April  4, 2:30pm-5pm
LITTLE CHEFS (COOKING WORKSHOP FOR KIDS)
April 4-6, 830am-230pm
COOKING TECHNIQUES FOR JUNIOR CHEFS
May 2-19, 8am-2pm
COOKING WORKSHOP FOR TEENS 2
May 23-25 , 8am-2pm
BAKING WORKSHOP FOR TEENS 2
8am-2pm
SYLVIA REYNOSO GALA CULINARY
181 Shaw Blvd., Pasig City Philippines
671-4472; 671-4489; 671-4498
CHILDREN’S COOKING AND BAKING COURSE (P4800)
Instructors are Sylivia Reynoso Gala, Ernest Reynoso Gala and Morella Reynoso Gala
Get your kids involved in the kitchen and make them love the experience of cooking! Kids as young as 6 years old can get busy and learn how to make easy party food, cookies and so much more. Call the school to get schedule details since there will be two groups and only 24 students will be accommodated per group.
4 ALL NEW POUND CAKES (P1500)
Instructed by Morella Reynoso Gala
April 7, 2011 Thursday 1:30PM
BAKING CAKE DÉCOR FOR KIDS, TEENS AND BEGINNERS (P3300)
Instructed by Leni Reynoso
April 12, Tuesday  1:30pm-5:30pm
April 14, Thursday 1:20pm-5:30pm
CHILDREN AND TEENS JUNIOR WORKSHOP II (P4800)
Ages 6-9 yeard old and 10-16 years old.
Instructed by Ernest Reynoso Gala and Morella Reynoso Gala
May 9, Monday 1:30pm-4:30pm
May 11, Wednesday 1:30pm-4:30pm
May 13, Friday 1:30pm-4:30pm
TINY KITCHEN
31 Scout Tobias, Baranggay Laging Handa, Quezon City
4102279; 09175393940 (Teacher Vicky)
Now on its thirteenth year, Vicky Veloso-Barrera’s popular cooking school for children Tiny Kitchen opens its doors for young kitchen enthusiasts from ages four to nineteen. There are classes running from March to June.
TINY KITCHEN 1 (P5000)
For kids aged 4-6
Monday-Saturday (except Fridays) 9am-11am; 2pm-4pm
TINY KITCHEN  (P6500)
For kids aged 7-12
TINY KITCHEN TEENS (P6500)
For teens from 13-19
BASIC COURSE
The kids begin with a Basic Course consisting of 5 sessions where they learn basic cooking techniques such as yeast dough, pie crust, icings, sauces and more. Sessions can be scheduled once a week, two or more times a week or even daily.

ADVANCED CLASS

Another course with 5 sessions which kids can attend after going through the basics. The kids also have the option of taking additional course like AROUND THE WORLD, PINOY FAVORITES, AMERICAN CLASSICS, FLAVORS OF ASIA, TASTE OF EUROPE, PARTY FOOD, CAKE DECORATING, JUST DESSERTS, NOTHING BUT CHOCOLATE, DESSERT WORKSHOP, as well as 1-day baking and cooking classes featuring cookies, cupcakes, pasta or a combination of all.

Fees include ingredients and recipes. The only things students need to bring are containers (2 large, 1 small) to take home the food. For Tiny Kitchen 1, only 2 large containers are needed. Tiny Kitchen provide aprons and clean drinking water. 

MODERN EPICUREAN KITCHEN
384-7064/215-9441 or text 0917-8308393

CLASSES OFFERED:
All classes are on Tuesday from 1pm-4pm at P1,000/head per class. They are in the form of an active demonstration, meaning you may choose as much or as little participation as you want helping instructor and MEK CEO Stephanie Zubiri prepare the dishes when necessary. Recipes will be provided and you get to eat and try what is cooked.

CHEESES, CHEESE PLATTERS AND USES
April 5
Lean about the different kinds of cheeses and how to construct a cheese platter. Learn how to use different kinds of cheese in different ways: in sauces, as toppings, in gratins, for appetizers.


EASY DESSERTS
April 12
Tiramisu, Apple Crumble and variations, Shortcut Strawberry Shortcake, Pannetone Bread Pudding, Spiced Pears and Dark Chocolate Sauce


SALADS
April 26
Peach and Prosciutto Salad, Poached Shrimp and Glass Noodle Salad, Spicy Thai Beef Salad, Waldorf Chicken Salad, Portobello, Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Salad



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