I was one of three partners of a cooking school in the Alabang area, known as Cooking Basics Culinary Studio. We were located at the Vivere Suites. It’s been almost 7 years ( I still can’t believe how time flies, sheeesh!) since we hung up our aprons and we all decided to venture out on our own. I truly enjoyed teaching and imparting a “part of myself” to help develop a student’s craft or passion for cooking. To be honest, I do miss it. I even look for……. or should I say, long for the tedious task of developing recipes for food companies, doing mall gigs, tv guestings, staying up late, getting up early and trying to meet deadlines etc. I had a blast and I thank the Lord for allowing me to experience this! It was truly a Blessing!
Ok….. This is a photo taken ages ago! Thanks for the photo Mel! Looking at this brings back so many fond memories!! “Les Porkchops” 😀 I miss you gals! 😥 ok.. ok… I’d better stop, or I’ll end up crying! hahahahhahahah!!!
Back to my post. 😀 Late 2009, I decided to conduct private cooking classes at my home in Makati. I wanted to stay away from the norm of having 10-20 students per class, (well, my kitchen can’t accommodate that much anyway, hehehe :P) so decided to teach private classes. I just think it’s more fun when you pool a small group of friends together, cook together, make each other “alaska” while doing it, having a glass of wine and just completely letting go and enjoying the experience. OR….. if you don’t want to be with a group of people, and want to learn without being intimidated, 1-on-1 is the perfect class for you 😀 I have taught 1 on 1, 2 on 1, 3 on 1 and so on. I try to limit the numbers to a maxium of 6. All classes are Hands On and I make sure you do all the work so that when you head home, you are able to remember and complete the dish, or you can call me at anytime if you have forgotten 😛
I will also be setting up cooking modules for household cooks so that they can impress you and your guests as they prepare your everyday meals. 🙂
Last Monday, I had a private cooking lesson with Pinky Rojas and came up with a special module for her. Yes! You and I can “sit down” or correspond via email and discuss what it is you want to learn. 😀 Pinky decided on a PASTA 101 class. The menu comprised of….
- Linguine alle Vongole
- Spaghetti and Meatballs
- Sardine Pasta ( I forgot to take a photo of this 😦 )
- Linguine with Smoked Salmon and Caviar
All you need to bring to a Pria’s Kitchen cooking session are the following: plastic containers for the food you will bring home and a pen to jot down notes 😀 It’s that simple, Oh! an of course a healthy appetite! 😛
If you’re interested to set up a class, may it be a 1-on-1, or a small group, or if you have any questions, do email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to me on the comment bar and I will get in touch with you. 😀
“Food nourishes the body as God’s Word nourishes the soul”