There are many benefits to be derived from a cooking class. For example, if you already have a passion for cooking, taking a class will give you an opportunity to spend time with like-minded individuals and hone your skills at the same time. Alternatively, you can explore exotic cuisines and learn new techniques.
Cooking classes are also a fun way to bond with colleagues in a culinary team-building exercise. Not to mention, those visiting Singapore can sign up for a cooking class to get acquainted with the culture through an exploration of the local cuisine.
Singapore is the home of establishments that offer interactive, hands-on cooking classes for all skill levels. Presented below are the 5 best cookery classes in Singapore [2023 review].
Commune Kitchen is a fully certified school that has acquired a reputation for offering affordable, interactive culinary experiences. It is headed by Chef Payal Thakurani who has been in the industry since 2012.
Chef Thakurani is both a culinary chef and author of the popular book “Curries for the Soul’. She has been a foodie since childhood and firmly believes that food is invaluable in bringing a family together.
Her chefs are warm and friendly, and among the classes on offer are Taiwanese cooking, traditional Srilankan food, the art of Xiao Long Bao, Indian curries, and other specialties.
The school has a convenient location in downtown Singapore
Classes are held in a well-designed state-of-the-art kitchen
Participants of all ages and abilities including children are welcome
Weekend classes are arranged to rope in dads and husbands and get them involved
Gift cards are available
Team building events
PRICES: Start from $120.00 per dish inclusive of lunch
Food Playground was founded in 2012 and ranks as the number one cooking school in Singapore on Tripadvisor. This multi-award-winning school specializes in promoting authentic Singaporean cuisine to visitors seeking a cultural immersion.
Daniel, the founder, was inspired to start the school after he went on adventure travels to South America and Southeast Asia. He discovered that food plays a vital role in a foreign country. It is a means to connect with the locals and learn about their culture, and that is the mission of Food Playground.
The school is located within the vibrant Chinatown complex
For virtual team building classes, the school will package and deliver the ingredients in advance
The classes are designed to accommodate those with little or no cookery experience
Sessions end with fun communal dining offering an opportunity to make new friends
Lynette Foo started Palate Sensations from her home in 2005. A Ministry of Education (MOE) registered instructor, Foo holds a Diplome de Cuisine (French Cuisine) and a certificate in Asian pastry from the Bakery Industry Training College (BITC) amongst other credentials.
She is backed by a qualified, experienced team whose goal is to equip learners with principles and techniques that will enhance their skills. Palate Sensations caters to beginners in addition to offering chef’s courses.
Classes are conducted in a commercial-grade kitchen
All ingredients and utensils are provided
The school is located a short distance away from the Buona Vista MRT
The 2,000 square foot studio has a well-designed open plan arrangement and is fully equipped with the latest equipment
Team building cookery sessions
Holiday boot camp for children
Events and parties
Chef in training
PRICES: Below is a sample of prices for a selection of courses
Up to date, more than 30,000 participants have experienced a fun-filled team-building event organized by D’Open Kitchen. Trish Yee founded the business in 2014, and she is a bento artist, culinary consultant, and recipe developer.
She is backed by a professional team who are masters at a wide variety of cuisines.
D’Open Kitchen conducts classes for both individuals as well as for teams. A wide range of unique activities is available for companies that sign up for team building.
The goal of the school is to encourage bonding sessions for people to come together and cook great food
The sessions include hands-on learning about food presentation and food appreciation
New techniques and unique ingredients are introduced to enhance the learning experience
Dean Brettschneider is a globally renowned professional baker and patissier. In addition to authoring 12 cookbooks, he has also been a judge in several TV shows. He now shares his passion for baking at Brettschneider’s Baking and Cooking School, backed by a team of professionals.
Chef Jenna White, previously held a position at the Flute’s Restaurant located at the National Museum in Singapore. She was the Executive Pastry Chef.
Another professional is Jay Soh, with over 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry.
The school has an ideal location in the leafy suburbs of Hillcrest, Bukit Timah
It offers professional classes in a modern purpose-built kitchen
Hands-on baking and cooking classes are available during the day, evening, and weekends to accommodate all schedules
All levels of skills are catered for
Barista and Latte art
PRICES: The rates below apply for a selection of courses available.