Time To Sign Up Your Kids for Cooking Classes This Summer
Summer is fast approaching. Your children will be out of school with nothing to do at home except spend hours playing video games or bingeing on online videos. Instead, get them off their feet and doing something both fun and instructive. If your kids enjoy food, let them learn how to cook and bake. It’s a life skill that will serve them well later on in life, and who knows, you’ll soon discover you’ve got a budding chef in the family. Check out these fun summer cooking classes in Metro Manila that your kids may want to try.
Founded by Vicky Veloso-Barrera, Tiny Kitchen Cooking School offers classes for young cooking enthusiasts ages 3 to 19 with hands-on activities to promote new learnings, self-sufficiency, and fun. Classes cover basic cooking techniques, and include themes like Pinoy Favorite Dishes, Pasta Sauce Making, Cakes, Cookies, Pies, Decorating with Buttercream Icing, and Around the World where kids get introduced to global cuisines. The summer 2018 (June to August) fees range from ?7,750 to ?8,950 depending on age and skill level. One-day workshops are available from ?1,550 to ?2,000. Tiny Kitchen also keeps its doors open for kids with special needs.
31 Scout Tobias, Quezon City, (02) 410-2279, (0917) 539-3940, www.tinykitchen.com.ph/
Center for Culinary Arts Manila
The country’s pioneer culinary school has a Young Chefs Boot Camp, a 5-day program that equips kids with the basics in the kitchen, enhances their culinary and baking skills, and makes sure they have fun in the process. Children ages 5 to 10 years old can enroll in the Young Upstarts program, while kids ages 10 to 16 years old can enroll in the Asian Flavors, Western Flavors, or Baking & Pastry 101 courses. Classes starts this April 16 to May 18, priced at ?9,000 for the 5-day course.
287 Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City, (02) 218-8566
25 Mushroom Kitchen
25 Mushroom Kitchen offers cooking classes with an emphasis on fresh food and fun activities, with kids, ages 4 years and above, getting to smell, touch, and taste fresh wholesome ingredients. The 4-day program teaches fun food facts, and how to use basic kitchen utensils and appliances in a safe way. Classes are on April 6, 7, 13, and 14, at ?4,500 per child inclusive of an apron.Community Center, Valle Verde 5 Village Park, Pasig City Molito Lifestyle Mall, Commerce Avenue, Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa (02) 899-6479, 631-4822, ( 0917) 827-2525 (Rochelle), www.25mushroomskitchen.com
The Maya Kitchen
This landmark cooking school has lots of options for kids and teens. Teenagers, ages 13 to 17 years old can go through a 4-day cooking series featuring game night snacks, café hangout, Italian cooking, and samgyeopsal night for ?7,000. Kids who want to learn how to develop their culinary skills can enroll in the Kids Can Cook Class at ?6,000 per child.8/F Liberty Building, 835 A. Arnaiz Avenue, Legazpi Village, Makati City, (02) 892-5011, 892-1185, (0929) 679-6102, www.themayakitchen.com Maya Kitchen
Heny Sison Culinary School
Celebrated cake decorator and chef Heny Sison is well known for her lifestyle cooking and baking classes for kids and adults alike. Kids, ages 5 to 12 years old, can enroll in a 3-day baking workshop on April 12, 13, and 14 priced at ?6,600. Or for kids who are not fond of sweets, they can sign up for the 3-day cooking workshop on April 26, 27, and 28 priced at ?6,750. Your kids will experience a variety of cooking methods, measure and mix ingredients, and use a variety of kitchen tools and machines
33 Col. Bonny Serrano Avenue, Quezon City, (02) 726-5316, 412-7792, www.henysison.com
Heny Sison Culinary School
Sweet Success offers interactive hands-on baking, cooking, and cake making classes for kids and teens ages 5 to 15 years old. Workshops include Kids Cupcake Baking, Junior Baking and Cooking Class, Decorate your Favorite Treats, and Cake Decorating with Mommy, with prices that range from ?2,200 to ?7,000.2B 960 G. Masangkay Street, Binondo, Manila, (02) 244-8790, (02) 244-87965, www.sweetsuccess.ph
This culinary store presents its Mom & Me (Dads are welcome too!) Summer Workshop 2018, with a variety of classes for kids 12 years old and below at its Podium branch. Upcoming classes include Outrageous Sundaes and Floats (April 16), Ice Cream Sandwiches (April 17), Make Your Own Pizza (April 18), Simple Paninis and Soup (April 19), Muffins and Brownies (April 20). Classes cost ?2,500 and include all ingredients and supplies.www.facebook.com/gourdos Gourdo’s
Barista & Coffee Academy of Asia
Barista & Coffee Academy of Asia offers a special two-day program created for children 10 to 16 years old. Kids learn how to make both coffee and non-coffee based drinks using simple ingredients, sauces, and syrups. The class also teaches coffee history, how to make espresso, proper milk steaming, and special coffee etching sessions. Classes are scheduled on April 4 to 5, May 2 to 3, and May 23 to 24, at ?4,500 per person.
18/F Atlanta Center, 31 Annapolis Street, Greenhills, San Juan City, (02) 570-7649
Back of the House
Moms and dads can bond with their kids while cooking at Back of the House, since they can join for free with their little ones. The 3-day Junior Chef Workshop starts April 9 with kids ages 4 to 12 making fun dishes like Rainbow Pancakes, S’mores Tart, and Pizza Burgers, with one free adult companion included. The workshop fee is ?6,000 per child, and ?10,800 if two kids are joining together.
G/F FCL Center, 15 Xavierville Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City, (0906) 269-5655, www.backofthehouse.ph