ABC Cooking Studio
The popular Japanese culinary school, which also has outlets in Korea, Taiwan and Malaysia, just opened their third studio here at the newly-renovated Funan mall. The new space is big, friendly and stocked with state-of-the-art amenities that will make cooking and baking extra enjoyable!
Learn how to make and decorate a range of delicious bread, cakes and pastries, from Japanese cheesecake to tiramisu. Get a hands-on experience with making Japanese cuisine like handmade udon, takoyaki and even wagashi (traditional Japanese sweets) too.
A two-hour trial lesson starts at just $35 per pax if you book online. Check out how we fared in the video below:
Everyone loves Peranakan food, that rich, heady mash-up of Chinese, Malay and Indonesian cooking. However, it’s seldom available at hawker centres so it doesn’t come cheap.
Learn to cook your own Nonya food like Nasi Ulam and even make your own rempah from scratch at Allspice Institute, though, and you’re set for life. In fact, it’s where we held our Domestic Diva Masterclass this year! Classes are a bit pricey at $160 to $200, but some of them are SkillsFuture claimable.
For special occasions like anniversaries or birthdays, you might want to book a class at CulinaryOn as this edutainment cooking studio is high on the fun factor.
It focuses on Thai, Italian, Japanese, Western and French cuisine and also offers baking classes. But it’s also one of the priciest of the lot, with classes costing $240 to $250 each. Good thing some of them are SkillsFuture claimable.
Butter & Bake
Want to use your SkillsFuture credits to learn to bake? Try Butter & Bake for western-style macarons, cakes and breads. The classes here cost $180.
Store-bought treats like macarons cost at least $2 apiece, so imagine how much you can save if you make your own.
At home-based baking school Bakin Calf, you can pick up baking a whole range of items from bread to doughnuts to churros to bagels. Classes cost about $65 to $95 at Bakin Calf.
They also specialise in teaching you how to make Nonya kueh, which is arguably more labour-intensive than western-style baking.
Hungry Mummies is a home cooking school started by a mum who understands the desire to feed a family.
The small group classes are intimate and hands-on, typically either featuring an ingredient (e.g. fish) or following a theme (e.g. English high tea). Fees range from about $80 to $120 per class.
Little Green Kitchen
At cooking studio cum food consultancy Little Green Kitchen, you can learn to cook all sorts of cuisines that are vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free.
Classes here cover a wide spectrum of exotic cuisines, from Sri Lankan to Arabian to Mexican. Even non-vegetarians can get inspiration for how to prepare their greens. At $85 per class, fees are also very affordable here.
Probably one of the better-known cooking schools in Singapore, Palate Sensations is where you can pick up gourmet-style cooking.
Apart from the usual Asian, Peranakan, Indonesian, Thai and Vietnamese fare, you can learn cooking techniques like sous vide, which is more sophisticated than it looks. There’re also classes that’ll teach you to make your own pasta, chocolate and even sausages. Impressive.
Classes range from $130 to a rather steep $250, but the good thing is you can use SkillsFuture credits to pay for some of the classes.
Jia Lei Cooking School
Instead of categorising by cuisines, Jia Lei Cooking School’s classes are based on specific dishes or types of food. So, you can learn to make noodles, congees, fish and chicken dishes. There’s a wide variety of baking classes, too.
Ranging from $135 to $165, the classes here are mid-priced. Even so, a whole slew of them are eligible for SkillsFuture credit.
Community centre cooking classes
Mention “cheap cooking classes” to any passing auntie and she will most likely point you to the nearest community centre.
Affordable cooking classes are conducted at CCs islandwide, but you need to pick with care because some are just demos with food tasting. That means you won’t get to actually practise cooking the dishes.
Classes are typically priced around $50 to $65. You can find out what’s on, check class fees and book classes on the OnePA portal.