Impress your friends and family with your set of culinary skills! Whether you’re an amateur or a seasoned cook, it’s best to learn some fresh ideas and expand your possibilities in the kitchen by enrolling in some of the best cooking schools around.
Here are a few places not only Metro Manila, but also in the Philippines that have earned their reputations in different specialties in the culinary field which will school you on cooking and baking skills to dish out mouth-watering creations that please the senses-whether it is in a home kitchen, a carinderia, a family restaurant, or a fine dining establishment.
Academy for International Culinary Arts
Academy for International Culinary Arts (AICA) has programs for a premiere diploma program, diploma for international culinary arts, and a diploma for advanced culinary arts and professional kitchen management. You can also choose special elective programs such as bartending, catering, and front of the house classes.
Location: Unit 207, Skyway Twin Towers, # 351 Capt. Henry P. Javier, St, Pasig, 1600 Metro Manila
Phone: (02) 8671-0276
Center for Culinary Arts (CCA) Manila
The Center for Culinary Arts or CCA provides intensive culinary programs for their students, to prepare them for a successful life and career ahead in the food industry. They offer pastry, baking, food styling, and urbane classes.
CCA Manila offers academic courses, signature series classes which range from one-day classes to 6-month classes, and also seasonal classes such as catering boot camp classes.
Location: 1102, 287 Katipunan Ave, Quezon City, 1108 Metro Manila
Phone: (02) 7218-8566
Enderun Colleges located in Taguig offers European cutting-edge techniques, and at the same time, brings world-class educational experience to their students.
Enderun College’s Fort Bonifacio campus is a state-of-the-art facility, the two-hectare campus which set new standards for culinary education in the region with facilities such as a wide selection library of management and hospitality-related resources, a student-manned luxury boutique hotel, and recreational facilities (lounges, meeting rooms and restaurants), and even a studio theatre-style kitchen.
Location: 1100 Campus Avenue, McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig, 1634 Metro Manila
Phone: (02) 8856-5000
Global Culinary & Hospitality Academy
Opened its first branch in Ortigas in 2007, Global Academy promises of giving its students the utmost relevant education and professional training. This school is now dubbed as the first culinary school in the Philippines to receive The World Association of Chef’s Societies (WACS) Recognition of Quality Culinary Education. Global Culinary and Hospitality Academy offers technical and professional courses so that its students can secure immediate employment in their field of specialty by connecting them with industry partners and Academy-owned foodservice and hospitality businesses.
Place: Unit 7-8, Timog Commercial Complex, 80 Panay Avenue Corner Timog Avenue, Diliman, South Triangle, Quezon City, 1103 Metro Manila
Phone: (02) 8332-6751.
Heny Sison Culinary School
Heny Sison exemplifies how one can re-invent oneself and turn from an economic researcher and financial analyst to become one of the country’s most well-known culinary experts. Her love for desserts has enabled her to churn out delectable pastries and cakes, making many flocks to the Heny Sison School of Cake Decorating and Baking. Later the name was changed to Heny Sison Culinary School with the addition of other culinary programs.
Place: 33 Col. Bonny Serrano Ave, Quezon City, 1111 Metro Manila
Phone: (02) 8726-5316
International School for Culinary Arts & Hotel Management (ISCAHM)
Founded by Hansjorg Schallenberg and Norbert Gandler, International School for Culinary Arts & Hotel Management (ISCAHM) offers short courses as well as full courses in the hospitality industry. The school is currently offering a Diploma in Culinary Arts & Kitchen Management and Diploma in Pastry and Bakery Arts & Kitchen Management. Short courses are also being offered such as Fundamentals in Culinary Arts, Fundamentals in Pastry Arts, and Flavors of Asia which are three-month certificate courses with once a week session.
Place: FBR Katipunan Ave, Quezon City, 1800 Metro Manila
Phone: (02) 8926-8888
Sylvia Reynoso Gala Culinary Art Studio
Sylvia Reynoso-Gala, a Gold Medalist at the Academia de Gastronomos in Madrid Spain, made her a kitchen icon. Her son, Ernest, continues to carry the family food torch, preserving family recipes and adding his own recipes to the Gala repertoire.
Place: 181 Shaw Blvd, Pasig, Metro Manila
Phone: (02) 8671-4489
Gala Stars Culinary School
Gala Stars Culinary School is beside the Sylvia Reynoso Gala Culinary Arts Studio, where Sylvia Reynoso-Gala’s children-Morella Reynoso-Gala and Ernest Reynoso Gala-lead the classes. Short courses, long courses, and TESDA courses such as commercial cooking and ship’s catering are offered.
Place: 179 And 181 Shaw Blvd. Hilcrest Drive. Cor. Pasig City, Galastars Building, Pasig, 1300 Metro Manila
Phone: (+63) 999-9540541
Kitchen Hobbies Cooking Center
Founded by the husband-and-wife team of Jerry and Eleanor Ty, food enthusiasts who turned their dream into a reality. Eleanor Ty is a Hotel & Restaurant Management, Magna cum Laude graduate of Trinity College of Quezon City (now Trinity University of Asia) and uses her training to partner her technical knowledge with the passion for food.
Place: Room 203, Victoria Villa, 28, Cuenco Street, Quezon City, 1100 Metro Manila
Phone: (02) 8742-3627
The Maya Kitchen Culinary Arts Center
Here at Maya Kitchen Culinary Arts Center, experience hands-on culinary adventure at Maya Kitchen Culinary Arts Center while learning the fundamentals of nutritional cooking and baking.
The Maya Kitchen has basic culinary classes as well as a Culinary Elite Series where one can learn from the country’s renowned chefs.
Place: 8th Floor, Liberty Building, 835 Antonio Arnaiz Ave, Legazpi Village, Makati, 1229 Metro Manila
Phone: (02) 8892-1185
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