Cooking classes in the Philippines
American Hospitality Academy
3rd floor Finman Bldg., 117 Tordesillas St., Salcedo Village, Makati City
(+632) 507-3934 / (+632) 892-7372
I here a lot of they're students really become professional chefs and they really stick to they're word we want to make our students world class professional chefs... they also offer affordable short courses if you just want to improve your hobbies
There are lots of great cooking schools in the Philippines for less the price. Culinary arts seems popular since it's a sure way of getting employment overseas. I've been looking to my neighboring countries in SE Asia but comparing the prices and programs Philippines has a lot of school options.
Aside from the ones mentioned:
Also a good advice from this thread:
FIRST GOURMET ACADEMY
2nd Floor Capitol Hills Green Street Bldg
Capitol Hills Golf Club, Old Balara QC
You may check their website too at www.firstgourmetacademy.com
Short courses here and their diploma courses are SO CHEAP compared with other schools and they have Filipino Chef Instructors who are educated both here and abroad. Their field of expertise were honed in reputable institutions abroad yet they are very hands-on and approachable when it comes to dealing with their students. My friend is currently enrolled there and he is raving about the school, its top-of-the line kitchen facilities and the view! I have been there once with him and I was really jealous of the kind of teacher-student relationship they have there that is why I am already thinking of enrolling in that school because the atmosphere isn't too rigid compared to the horror stories I have been hearing from other culinary schools.
Is it really worth my money to enroll at FGA because I'm really planning to enroll at the American Hospitality Academy. I was able to visit their school and I was impressed by the facilities particularly the kitchen and how clean it. I also love their demo room as it was very conducive for learning.
I haven't tried either of these, but I think I heard a cousin say she was pleased with her classes at the first of these:
Heny Sison Cooking School
33 Bonnie Serrano Avenue
Crane, Quezon City
Metro Manila, Philippines
And the grandiose-sounding, but not-very-impressive-looking-from-outside
Center for Asian Culinary Studies
If you have friends or family in the Philippines, I do think that your best lessons in Filipino cooking might come from someone's family cook, or a member of the family who likes to cook. Filipinos are generally very accommodating and would be terribly pleased to oblige anyone showing an interest in learning about our food and culture. (Speaking of which, you must not miss the Ayala Museum's Ancestral Gold exhibit--and follow that up with a very good Filipino meal at Fely J's restaurant in Greenbelt 5, in the building next to the museum.)
Hope this helps. Good luck!
I just took a class at Heny Sison last week. The classes are professional classes, ie. they are meant for people who are in the biz are attempting to break into the biz, but as an enthusiastic amateur I felt perfectly comfortable in the class. However, it is much longer and more intense than a regular tourist cooking class.
I posted pictures and more details on my blog here: http://www.mybigfatface.com/2010/01/c...