Cooking (and baking) can be great fun! Whether you are looking to add more recipes to your cook book or just to pick up culinary as pastime, this list is where you start! Whatever your ability is, here are 10 cooking (and baking) classes in Klang Valley that will help you learn every aspect about food that goes into each delicious bite!
1) BunsInTheOven Cupcakery
BunsInTheOven Cupcakery (BITO) is spearheaded by Sheryl, an award winning sugar artist who specializes in cake (and cupcakes). Started baking since 2008, Sheryl prides herself on her attention to little details that she believes are vital. At present, Sheryl is a freelance instructor conducting classes locally within Malaysia and overseas. Sheryl also conducts online tutorial and accepts custom cake orders.
2) Mama Min
Happiness is homemade says Mama Min, and she is here to bring out your inner foodie or baker. Founded in 2005, Mama Min is a master storyteller with her custom cakes and delicious treats. Offering classes on baking and decorating for all ages, Mama Min’s studio is located at Perdana Shopping Centre in Damansara Perdana.
3) Cooking with Nicholas
If you envisage to become an all-rounder cook, then cook with Nicholas! A myriad of foods and bakes are taught by him each month at his cozy little cooking school located in Petaling Jaya. From making macarons to cooking local dishes, Nicholas’ recipes encompass different aspects of cooking. Cooking with Nicholas usually conducts classes in a small group of 8 to 10 person.
4) The Dough & Batter
Want to create good looking food that taste good? The Dough & Batter is here to help you achieve that with its fun and informational baking and cooking classes. Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur ay Happy Garden, The Dough & Batter’s classes are sized in small number within a relaxed and dedicated environment. Every class is completely hands-on for a better learning experience. Do you know Dough & Batter is also a café?
5) T-Garden Cooking School
Conveniently located at Taman Midah Cheras, T-Garden Cooking School brings cooking enthusiasts together to explore baking, cooking and sushi craft. Founded by Madam Ooi Phaik Suan, she and her successors hope to pass on their years of experience in cooking to more people. T-Garden Cooking School is also keen to cultivate children with passion in cooking through its Junior Chef Malaysia program.
6) Nathalie’s Gourmet Studio
While most people know Nathalie’s Gourmet Studio (NGS) as a French cuisine restaurant, few know that it is also a cooking school that is founded by Nathalie, a self-taught award winning chef who has impressed the taste buds of many with her delicious nourishments. If you are interested in French cuisine, sweet delicacies and macarons, NGS is more than an ideal place to kick start your culinary journey.
7) Starhill Culinary Studio
If you are thinking of a glamourous setting to learn about cooking, StarHill Culinary Studio is the place to go. Here at your disposal is a beautiful and fully equipped kitchen, with professional chefs as you tutor. Located in the heart of KL, the courses are designed for participants to leave with an unforgettable experience, be it public classes or corporate events.
8) The Cooking House
The Cooking House was established at the end of 2006 and is strategically located in Bangsar. At The Cooking House, it is much more than just a place to learn a thing or two about cooking. It is about sharing mutual love for food and learning the heritage and history of all the great cuisines. With the support experienced chefs, one can learn hands-on from a grand selection of cuisine cultures. On top of their classes, The Cooking House also offers team building sessions, private dining, training, parties, recipe creation services, event management and kitchen rental services.
9) Ecole De Patisserie
Ecole De Patisserie is a chef training school founded in 2008 at Petaling Jaya. Today it offers Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses to young and inspired students seeking to learn more about pastry and culinary arts. Their goal is to provide students with solid theoretical and practical foundations to take on the future of the culinary world. The experienced instructors at Ecole, do not only focus on technical skills but place equal importance on the development of good attitude. This is the place for anyone who seek an in-depth understanding and skillset of culinary!
Located at Solaris Dutamas, Masak-Masak is the cooking course wing of Ben’s Independent Grocer (B.I.G), which covers social cooking activities, demonstrations and hands on workshops. All of these are carried out by both resident chef and guest chefs. Resident Chef Christine has years of experience behind her and together with guest chefs, they will bring to you an array of culinary cultures to learn from, encompassing Asian to Western and from treats to easy-to-make brunches in a pleasant and inspiring setting. So as they say in their cute little slogan ‘Learn to cook in our little nook’!