When there is a beautiful plate of food set for you, what comes to mind first? Do you wonder how it tastes like or how much work has gone into the preparation and making of that dish?
No matter what your reaction is, there is one thing we have to admit. Food preparation and cooking is an art, and when well-executed, it deserves unlimited praises. Even those who do not cook often or do not cook at all would have also watched famous cooking competitions such as Masterchef (while wishing you possess the skills they have).
There are plenty of cooking classes out in the market, so why not sign yourself up for one? You will definitely be able to find one that caters to your needs and expectations. To start you off, here are 15 Cooking Classes You Can Join To Be A Masterchef.
#1 ABC COOKING STUDIO
With more than 135 cooking studios in major cities such as Hong Kong, Taiwan and even Korea, ABC Cooking Studio is a reliable place to start your cooking journey especially if it is your first time attending a cooking class.
Located at Takashimaya Shopping Centre, glean a skill or two about cooking in their contemporary cooking studio. ABC Cooking Studio also abides by an effective small-group teaching approach which means that you will have maximum support and attention from your teachers.
Trial classes start at S$35 per pax if you register online and each lesson will span over 2 hours.
ABC Cooking Studio has several outlets, check them out here.
#2 BRETTSCHNEIDER’S BAKING & COOKING SCHOOL
Have a fiery passion for baking and cooking? This is your chance to take away some valuable insights from one of the world’s leading global bakers and his excellent team of chefs, pastry chefs, cooks and baristas.
At Brettschneider’s Baking & Cooking School, there are so many different classes that you can try and the classes have also been helpfully categorised according to their difficulty level.
From Baking For Beginners (S$180 per pax) to Advanced Croissant & Danish Pastry (S$260 per pax), it is time to kickstart your culinary career.
1 Greendale Avenue
Tel: +65 6463 5508
Daily: 9am – 5pm
Nearest Station: Tan Kah Kee
#3 BUONISSIMO CULINARY SCHOOL
Yes, the standard of living in Singapore is rather high but for those who love cooking, this doesn’t mean that you have to clamp down on furthering your cooking skills because, at Buonissimo Culinary School, you get affordable, hands-on gourmet culinary classes and workshops.
Classes conducted at Buonissimo Culinary School are suitable for all experience levels and what could be better than learning about cooking different cuisines in a warm and friendly environment?
Classes start at S$90 per pax.
Buonissimo Culinary School
9 Norris Road #02-01
Tel: +65 9830 0231
Daily: 10am – 9pm
Nearest Station: Farrer Park / Little India
#4 CHANTILLY CULINARY STUDIO
How does cooking in a neat and bright studio setting sound to you? Chantilly Culinary Studio is a lovely cooking studio nestled among the shophouses along Simon Road. Before you step in, do take the time to appreciate the fresh herbs that are growing in their patio garden!
Led by Cecilia Mardianah Hough, cooking classes at Chantilly Culinary Studio focus on keeping food simple, fresh and natural.
Prices for a Basic Bread Course start at S$400 per pax and Festive Cake classes that start at S$95 per pax.
Chantilly Culinary Studio
21 Simon Road
Tel: +65 6383 2313
Nearest Station: Kovan
#5 COOKYN INC
A strong advocate of making food fun, Cookyn Inc is all about bringing people closer together through the wonderful thing that is food. Founded in 2009, Cookyn Inc specialises in customising cooking events for both corporate and social objectives.
To give you an idea of what Cookyn Inc can offer, one class that would be suitable for large group sizes (from 14 pax to 90 pax) is The Global Kitchen Challenge – Signature! and prices start at S$120 per pax for this cooking class.
31 Ah Hood Road
#01-04 HTNS-JOM Clubhouse
Tel: +65 6748 4848
Mon to Fri: 9.30am – 6.30pm
Nearest Station: Toa Payoh
#6 COOKERY MAGIC
If attending a cooking class in a cooking studio doesn’t appeal to you, what about an authentic culinary experience in a Singapore home? Founded by Ruqxana, Cookery Magic believes in cooking, sharing and love.
At Cookery Magic, learn how to cook up a range of popular Indian, Malay, Indonesian, Chinese and Singaporean dishes in classes at Ruqxuna’s home or on field trips. Whether you are a novice or if you are comfortable in the kitchen, there will be something for you at Cookery Magic.
Classes start at S$110 per pax for Daily Home Cooking and Home Cooking Class – Singapore Favourites.
117 Fidelio Street
Tel: +65 9665 6831
Nearest Station: Kembangan / Bedok
#7 CORIANDER LEAF RESTAURANT
Constantly striving to be at the forefront of innovative culinary experiences, Coriander Leaf Restaurant is a well-established cooking icon in Singapore. There are a variety of different Pan-Asian cuisines taught at their cooking classes which include South Asian, South-East Asian and Middle Eastern cuisines.
Upcoming classes by Samia Ahad include the Flavours of Vietnam (S$160 per pax) and Streets Of Singapore Demo Class (S$160 per pax).
30 Victoria Street
Tel: +65 6837 0142
Mon to Fri: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Sat: 6pm – 10.30pm
(Closed on Sunday)
Nearest Station: Bras Basah / City Hall
#8 CREATIVE CULINAIRE
Interested in learning about the joys and secrets of cooking and baking? Head on down to Creative Culinaire and participate in one of their culinary courses! Led by Chef Judy Koh, you would be able to find a class for every age and experience level. And if you are looking for a team-building corporate program, you have come to the right place.
Upcoming courses include the Junior Bake-off – Rainbow Cake and Junior! Cook Off -Chicken Rice (Parent-Child) and prices range from S$20 to S$148 per pax.
17 Eng Hoon Street
#01-04 Eng Hoon Mansions
Tel: +65 6324 1663
Mon to Fri: 10am – 6pm
Sun: 1pm – 6pm
(Closed on Saturday)
Nearest Station: Outram Park
Get your chef’s hat on and let yourself have some fun with food at a cooking class with CulinaryOn. Aside from embarking on a rewarding culinary adventure with your the executive chef heading your class, you can also bask in the joy of good company and conversation over good food.
Most importantly, there is no need to worry if you are making a mistake as you can clarify any of your burning questions and concerns with your instructor!
Upcoming classes include the Bread Baking (S$240 per pax) and French Cuisine (S$250 per pax).
1 Raffles Place
#04-63 One Raffles Place Tower 2
Tel: +65 3163 4499
Daily: 8am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Raffles Place
#10 EXPAT KITCHEN
Offering a cooking class for people from all walks of life, Expat Kitchen opens its welcoming arms to anyone who has an interest in cooking.
Originally created in 2007 by an Australian expatriate with the purpose of bridging the culinary gap between the meals that helpers prepare and your expectations, you can be assured that all cooking classes are conducted in a comfortable and relaxed setting. This involves hands-on participation, food tasting and Q&A sessions.
Focus classes start at S$150 for a single private class.
9 Norris Road #02-01
Tel: +65 6299 4221
Nearest Station: Little India / Rochor
#11 FOOD PLAYGROUND
Food Playground is a hands-on cooking school located within a pre-war heritage shophouse in the heart of Chinatown.
With a focus on empowering flexi-work employment opportunities for stay-at-home mothers and active seniors, this will be a meaningful cause to take part in whilst having tonnes of fun with food!
If you are not sure where to start, the signature Cultural Cooking Class would be a good option. This class would be a good cultural immersion experience for travellers and expatriates alike to learn more about Singapore’s food heritage.
Prices start from S$119 per pax.
24A Sago Street
Tel: +65 9452 3669
Nearest Station: Chinatown
#12 LITTLE GREEN KITCHEN
The brainchild of former lawyer Shalu Asani, Little Green Kitchen aims to prove that vegetarian food is not as plain as most would think.
Offering creative cooking classes and delicious recipes of food from different cuisines, this is where you should turn to for a renewed perspective on your greens.
Upcoming classes include Classic Thai Favourites, Authentic Indian Cuisine and 30-minute Meals. Participation will cost you S$85 per pax and a minimum of 3 pax is required per class.
1 Hacienda Grove
Tel: +65 9763 1483
Nearest Station: Bedok
#13 PALATE SENSATIONS COOKING SCHOOL
Instead of just imparting you with their recipes, Palate Sensations Cooking School believes in taking your cooking class experience to the next level by teaching their students culinary techniques that they can practice for life.
Whether you are a food enthusiast or a simply curious about what a cooking class is like, rest assured that all cooking classes at Palate Sensations Cooking School are taught by professional chefs.
To get started on your culinary journey, the Chef in Training series is a good place to begin. This 8-day course will cost S$1,400 per pax.
10 Biopolis Road
Tel: +65 6478 9746
Daily: By appointment only
Nearest Station: Buona Vista
#14 THE EUREKA COOKING LAB
Lessons are best learnt when you are in a conducive learning environment. At The Eureka Cooking Lab, this is where you can fully immerse yourself in cooking classes in a peaceful, modern yet sophisticated setting.
As the name of this cooking studio suggests, The Eureka Cooking Lab is where you will see the blend of Art and Science of cooking through discovery, exploration and learning.
There is currently a 5-day Intensive Ramen Cooking Course by Yamato Ramen School where you will have the opportunity to learn from the masters of Yamato Noodle School and pick up some tips on how to run a successful ramen shop. However, this does not come cheap as the course will cost you S$5,000 per participant.
8 Jalan Kuras
Tel: +65 6456 4322
Mon to Sun: 10am – 6pm
Nearest Station: Ang Mo Kio / Yio Chu Kang
Although they are known for offering quality and top-notch kitchenware, did you know that ToTT also has a lovely mix of cooking classes that you can get involved in? There are two different formats of classes available namely hands-on classes and demo classes. Either way, you will benefit from the expertise of the chef in charge of your cooking class.
Upcoming classes that you can look forward to include the Decadent HK Tarts (S$98 per pax), Lana-Inspired Chocolate Fudge Cake (S$118 per pax) and Chiffon Cake: Two Flavours In One! (S$98 per pax).
2 Tampines Central 5
#02-14 Century Square
Tel: +65 6215 9186 / +65 6219 7077
Sun to Thu: 11am – 9pm
Fri and Sat: 11am – 9.30pm
Nearest Station: Tampines
3 Temasek Boulevard
#02-247 Suntec City
Tel: +65 6215 9186 / +65 6219 7077
Sun to Thu: 11am – 9pm
Fri and Sat: 11am – 9.30pm
Nearest Station: Promenade
About the writer:
A member of the team at ladyironchef, Claire’s mission is to lead a life without regrets – to explore the world and its treasures boldly. When she isn’t pursuing her interests in writing, academia and music, Claire spends her free time with family and her pets. She also hopes to run her own animal shelter in the future.