Thursday, February 4, 2021

Cook along with a chef: The Maya Kitchen workshops are going virtual

 


Here is your chance to improve your way around the kitchen. The Maya Kitchen workshops are back and better than ever as it goes virtual, giving you a chance to learn how to cook and bake right in the comfort of your home. But that’s not all, with these classes all conducted live via Zoom, you can improve your kitchen skills with the expert guidance of a chef instructor, who will provide step-by-step coaching for every recipe you’ll cook or bake along.

 

Once you’ve registered for a virtual workshop, The Maya Kitchen will send you the course outline, a recipe card, and a preparation sheet that’s complete with a shopping list, a rundown of required equipment, and some set-up tips, so you’ll be all set when the Zoom class begins. During the class, the chef instructor will walk you through the recipe steps and cook or bake along with you, answering any questions you may have and giving you tips.

 

You can attend the class on your own, as a pair, or as a big group but only one device will be allowed to dial in. All classes are designed for adults unless stated otherwise. Students below 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult to join a workshop.

 

The virtual workshops this month will be conducted by in-house instructor Chef Dan Wilford B. Libunao and guest instructors Chef Heart Cadiente and Chef Carla Asence.

 

A Food Technologist and a Culinary Arts graduate, Chef Dan usually handles the The Maya Kitchen’s basic culinary certificate classes and some of the culinary lifestyle classes. He’s also one of the recipe researchers for some of the Maya cookbooks. Chef Heart, meanwhile, is a Registered Nutritionist Dietician and a former Research and Demonstrator at The Maya Kitchen Culinary Arts Center. Now, she’s pursuing her dreams of having her own baking ingredients and supplies shop and a made-to-order cakes and pastries business. Chef Carla has been with The Maya Kitchen for almost five years now, leading the kids’ classes and the family cooking and baking classes. A graduate of the Center for Culinary Arts Manila, she also handles a home business, Carla Kusinera, which offers made-to-order cakes and food trays.

 

The Maya Kitchen kicks off its February lineup with the Cookies and Bars Class on February 10 at 10AM-12NN, which will inspire you to jumpstart your baking journey. At this workshop, you’ll learn how to make Cranberry Walnut Oatmeal Cookies and Ube Three Cheese Bars. These are easy-to-learn recipes that will surely spark your creativity in baking. Register for this class for only Php2,000.

 

Make the month of love extra meaningful for the entire brood by joining the Family Valentine’s Cooking & Baking Class on February 13 at 1-3PM. For only Php2,500, you and your loved ones at home can bond in the kitchen and learn quick and easy recipes that everyone will love. Kids are welcome to join, so if you’re looking for a family-friendly activity for Valentine’s Day, this one’s a perfect pick.

 

Learning the proper way of using a knife in the kitchen is a must not only to make cooking preps easier but safer too. If you’re spending more and more time in the kitchen, you should make time to sharpen up your knife skills. Don’t miss The Maya Kitchen’s Knife Skills Class on February 17 at 1-3PM. At this workshop, you will be introduced to different types of knives and their specific uses and learn how to handle them properly. You will also get to practice how to chop, dice, and slice. As a bonus, you’ll have the chance to cook stir-fried noodles and vegetables—all for a workshop fee of Php2,000.

 

Up your baking skills by signing up for the Basic Cakes Class on February 20 at 1-3PM. As part of the Baking for Beginners Class Series, this workshop will tackle basic baking know-how such as baking ingredients and proper measurement techniques so you can bake with confidence every single time. Learn all of these and bake Ube Chiffon Cake and Butter Cake along with a chef instructor for only Php2,000.

 

If you’re not ready to bake cakes just yet, why not sign up for The Maya Kitchen’s Cupcake Class on February 24 at 10AM-12NN? Here you’ll learn two unique cupcake recipes and a nontraditional icing that can be paired with any cupcake. For a workshop fee of Php2,000, get the chance to make Mango Cupcakes and Cookie Butter Cupcakes with Burnt Butter Cream Cheese Icing and introduce new treats to your family and friends.

 

Want to cook something new for your family and friends? Join The Maya Kitchen’s Spanish Cooking Class on February 27 at 1-3PM. While Spanish cooking has in some ways influenced Filipino dishes, there’s still more to learn about its culinary traditions. Through this workshop that costs Php2,000, get to learn new Spanish recipes Pollo Ajillo or classic Spanish garlic chicken and Tarte de Queso or Basque cheesecake that your loved ones will surely appreciate.

 

Whether you’re a beginner cook or baker or an experienced homecook, make your time in the kitchen more efficient and fun by brushing up your culinary skills. Sign up for The Maya Kitchen classes now!

 

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