There is a famous saying in the movie Ratatouille that goes “In the past, I have made no secret of my disdain for Chef Gusteau’s famous motto: ‘Anyone can cook.’ But I realise, only now do I truly understand what he meant. Not everyone can become a great artist, but a great artist can come from anywhere.”. That sentence rings true as many famous chefs started their culinary career from a dream or the humble abode of their home. It is undeniable that a huge majority of Singaporeans love food as they have become a symbol of the nation, and is often the topic of conversations during a gathering. Whether you are one of those with a passion for cooking, or would like to have a go at cooking classes, Palate Sensations is an option for you.
Introducing Palate Sensations
Over the past decade, Palate Sensations Cooking School has helped countless home gourmands realise their dreams of becoming proficient cooks. They have trained thousands of budding chefs, providing them the ability to delight their family and friends through their biggest passion; cooking and baking.
A highly sought after and leading lifestyle cooking school in Singapore, they offer hands-on cooking and baking classes for adults and children catering to all abilities and levels, studio rental facilities, corporate team building activities, private parties (birthdays, hen’s parties etc) and consulting services for businesses seeking proven expertise in the F&B industry.
The school’s state of the art 2000 sqft open concept kitchen is staffed by an Executive Chef, a Chef Assistant, an Operations Manager and a team of guest chefs from renowned restaurants in Singapore, as well as chefs experts in their cuisines. Focusing on culinary and baking techniques, they cover a span of international cuisines from French, Italian to Mediterranean and Asian cuisines from Chinese, Peranakan to Vietnamese. They aim to offer a variety of cuisine and baking classes to please all palates.
The kitchen is equipped with the latest commercial and domestic appliances for Western and Asian Cuisine. With 10 fully self-contained workstations, the studio can accommodate up to 75 participants working in 10 teams. The outdoor area seats up to 40 while its kitchen can seat a further 30.
Services and Classes Offered
They currently offer:
- Cooking and baking classes to the public
- Corporate team building
- Private parties such as Hen’s Parties
- Birthdays and anniversaries (as well as kids parties)
All their public classes are focused on culinary and baking techniques. Their impressive kitchen facilities have welcomed both international and local celebrities such as James Martin, Rachel Allen, Anthony Bourdain, Rachel Khoo, Audra Morrice and Poh Ling Yeow (MasterChef Australia), Dr. Leslie Tay (ieatishootipost), Michelle Chong, Hossan Leong, Bryan Wong, Nadya Hutagalung, Miss Singapore Chinatown 2015 Vanessa Tay and Miss HK 2012 Carat Cheung.
The Birth of Palate Sensations
Lynette Foo is the woman behind the Palate Sensations Cooking School. She chose the chef profession as part of her high school career experience and spent one week working in the kitchens of the famous Summit Restaurant in Sydney, Australia. She actually did well enough for the Executive Chef to consider her for an apprenticeship. She pursued a career in Accounting & Finance due to receiving a scholarship to attend university. However, throughout her corporate career, her passion for cooking and food continued to grow as she traveled the world. She started to amass a sizable collection of recipes and never stopped entertaining her family and friends wherever she set up home. After working more than 12 years in the corporate world in Australia, Asia, and Switzerland, she decided to follow her true passion and in January 2005, Palate Sensations was born.
Palate Sensations’ Ultimate Goal
The leisure lifestyle school was started to bridge the gap between the home gourmand and the professional chef. Their aim is to evoke culinary and baking passions in their participants as some of them have gone onto professional culinary careers.
They take pride in seeing how versatile their participants have become after attending their classes. Instead of simply replicating recipes, their participants are taught how to understand culinary principles. They can then tweak existing recipes and even create their own in time to come. Palate Sensations wants to continue sharing their passion for cooking and baking.
Anyone can cook or bake. It just takes passion, practice, dedication, and creativity. Take the plunge and get stuck in it!
— Lynette Foo, Founder of Palate Sensations
Cook your way into and be the envy of your family and friends at http://www.palatesensations.com/.