Tiny Kitchen opens its doors to young cooking enthusiasts aged 4-19. The school at 31 Scout Tobias, Quezon City, turns 17 this year.
Teacher Vicky Veloso-Barrera reminds all junior chefs that daily classes run till August. Tiny Kitchen also has Saturday classes all-year-round.
From now until August, classes are Mondays to Saturdays from 9 to 11 a.m. and from 2 to 4 p.m. Tiny Kitchen 1 is the course for 4-6 year olds and is priced at P7,250 for new students, while Tiny Kitchen 1 Advanced is P6,950 for old students. Both courses consist of five sessions.
The Basic Course for 7- to 12-year-olds and Basic Teens for 13- to 19-year-olds are P7,950. Former students enrolling in the Advanced and other courses pay P7,450.
Those who have completed both the Basic and Advanced courses can choose among many other courses including the following: Around the World, Pinoy Favorites 1 and 2, American Classics, Taste of Europe, Flavors of Asia Parts 1 and 2, Cake Decorating, Just Desserts Parts 1 and 2, Dessert Workshop, and Nothing But Chocolate Parts 1 and 2.
A one-day Mother’s Day class (five-dish, three-hour workshop) can be scheduled on any day between now and May 9.
Tel. 4102279 or 0917-5393940; visit www.tinykitchen.com.ph and its Facebook page.
Maya Kitchen series
The first “Junior MasterChef” Champion Kyle Imao is coming back to The Maya Kitchen from May 12 to 15, Tuesday to Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., for a cooking class series for kids 5 to 12 years old.
The class fee is P6,000 including ingredients, apron, toque and certificate. Limited slots only.
Kyle will demonstrate Crispy Chicken Tenders, Seasoned Fries and Chess Pie on the first day.
Day 2 will feature Chicken Parmigiana, Bacon Carbonara and White Chocolate Panna Cotta.
It is Japanese on the third day with Ebi Furai, Octo Dogs, Cabbage Salad, Japanese Rice and Shibuya Toast. The last-day lineup includes Tarragon Orange Roast Chicken, Potato Salad and Eton Mess.
Kyle started cooking with his dad Kim. The father-and-son duo started with recipes handed down from Kim’s mother. Later on, Kyle started coming up with his own creative interpretations and original flavors.
Artistic talent runs in the family. Kyle’s grandfather is the late National Artist for Sculpture Abdulmari Asia Imao, and his mother is art gallery curator Grade de Leon-Imao. When not busy with school and cooking, Kyle also spends time sketching.
Visit www.themayakitchen.com; e-mail [email protected]; or visit The Maya Kitchen Culinary Center from Tuesday to Saturday, 8/F Liberty Building, 835 A. Arnaiz Avenue (Pasay Road), Makati City. Tel. 8921185, 8925011 local 108 or 0947-8352290.