Learn to Cook this Summer!


Kitchen Hobbies Cooking Center
28 M. Cuenco cor. Mayon St.,Quezon City
Tel: (63-2) 742.3627; 776.5373
Fax: (63-2) 776.5373
E-mail: info@kitchenhobbies.com
Website: www.kitchenhobbies.com

Be productive this Summer! Make the most out of your free time by learning to cook. Not only is it fun but very useful. You can do this alone, with your kids, or with your friends. Sounds fun? Better hurry and enroll at your nearest cooking school.

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Where? Need a suggestion? Well, if you are in the Quezon Avenue Area or Merville in Paranaque, you may want to try Kitchen Hobbies Cooking Center.

About the School:

Kitchen Hobbies is a culinary school for beginners who want to learn how to cook, for food lovers who want to learn new recipes, and for certified foodies who want to explore new tastes. We offer a variety of classes in Chinese, Asian, Japanese, and Filipino cuisines. Other modules are the Basic and Advance Cooking Workshops where students try their best in these fun-filled and gastronomically satisfying hands-on classes.

All recipes are kitchen tested and are guaranteed to be do-able and consistently delicious every time. We aim to do home-style recipes that are to be enjoyed by the whole family, never lacking in taste and surely to impress relatives and friends.

The cooking center is an extension of the Ty’s home kitchen thus it houses the regular items and equipment that you may find in an ordinary household. None of the fancy stuff and gadgets here, thus giving it a homey feel once you enter the premises. But do not let the simplicity mislead you. Kitchen Hobbies consistently produce students who can cook and cook well.

The Couple Behind Kitchen Hobbies Cooking School:

Kitchen Hobbies is operated by the husband and wife team of Jerry and Eleanor Ty–a team-up that grew from their love of food, dining, and entertaining.

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Jerry is a graduate of Medical Technology from Far Eastern University. During his childhood, the sight and smell of his paternal grandma’s cooking impressed in him an indelible love for fine food. He fondly remembers how his A-mah would cook comfort foods that make him want to come home immediately after school. A true food enthusiast, he dreamt of having a food-related job or business of his own.

Eleanor is a Hotel & Restaurant Management, Magna cum Laude graduate of Trinity College of Quezon City (now Trinity University of Asia). She taught in her alma mater teaching major subjects and conducting laboratory/cooking classes. She joined Holiday Inn Manila in 1996 and held a position of an account manager-Corporate Room Sales Division in Holiday Inn Manila. Eleanor’s love for cooking began at an early age of 11 when cooking meals for the family was delegated to her. Reading cookbooks, watching cooking shows, clipping recipes, and attending classes became her pastimes. Going to the marketplace was a weekly chore and there she would fondly observe the fish, chicken or meat vendors do their stuff. She would be satiated watching how fresh lumpia wrappers were made and being able to smell the wonderful aroma it produced. Her mother would buy baking pans and ingredients for her and she would patiently experiment on recipes (be it a hit or flop) and have her siblings try them out. From her adventures and misadventures in the kitchen sprouted her love for the craft.

In 2004, Jerry and Eleanor joined the 2nd Century Culinary Meet and bagged the grand prize for the Amateur Division. This became the turning point when they decided to open a cooking class in his parents’ old place in Binondo. Kitchen Hobbies opened its doors in Binondo in November 2004. The humble beginnings of holding a class with just one student and eventually seeing regular attendees grew in number is a blessing. Loyal students followed them when they transferred to their new home in Quezon City last May 2006.

The classes are held on a classroom type set-up. The ambiance is very informal and candid. The recipes/modules will be provided as well as the ingredients. You’ll surely have fun interacting with the “chefs” and your classmates. 

Here are some of the dishes that they prepared for us.

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Pineapple Fried Rice: One of the best I have tried so far. I learned that doing this at your own house is way, way cheaper (and better) than buying one from a restaurant.

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Lion’s Head with Brown Sauce: This is a good alternative to the usual sweet and sour meatball dish.This Meatball dish got its name because of the way it was served way back. This is usually served on top of cabbage leaves thus making the big meatballs look like a lions head. This dish is traditionally served in 4’s or 8’s for good luck during the Chinese New Year celebration. This is a good way to make your kids eat veggies. Tucked Inside the meatballs are shredded carrots and cabbage. :)

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Chinese Steamed Egg: This is something new to me. A pleasant surprise. It was really good. Very Light and delicate yet very flavorful. This is made from eggs steamed and topped with stir-fried ground pork, shrimps, and mushrooms.

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Almond Tofu: Basically this is Almond Flavored Jelly (which looks like tofu) served with almond flavored syrup and your favorite fruit. On this case, pears :) Topped with photogenic cherry of course. This light and not too sweet dessert is the perfect way to end a great meal!

If you want to learn to do these dishes AND A WHOLE LOT MORE! Check out their Summer Schedule Below.

SUMMER CLASSES 2011

BASIC COOKING WORKSHOP (PhP 6,500.00, 6 sessions)

Quezon City:
April 4—April 15 (M-W-F) 9:00 A.M.—12:00 NN
April 25—May 06 (M-W-F) 2:00 P.M.—5:00 P.M.
May 9—May 20 (M-W-F) 2:00 P.M.—5:00 P.M.
May 23—June 3 (M-W-F) 9:00 A.M.—12:00 NN

Merville:
April 5—April 16 (T-TH-S) 2:00 P.M.—5:00 P.M.
May 10—May 21 (T-TH-S) 2:00 P.M.—5:00 P.M.

Concepts, Handling, and Kitchen Safety

  • Definition and Concepts; Kitchen Sanitation and Safety
  • Introduction to Basic Kitchen Utensils and Equipment
  • Food Preparation Terms; Basic Ingredients, Food Seasonings, Herbs & Spices
  • Hands-on – Proper way of measuring ingredients, holding a knife, cutting, slicing, grating, etc. of commonly used ingredients.
  • Disjointing chicken, scaling a fish, plating techniques, and more

14 RECIPES
Stuffed French Toast, Breakfast Sopas, Scrambled Egg Special with Crispy Bacon and Toast, Pan Pizza (3 varieties), Chicken ala King, Baked Macaroni with Herb-Butter Baguette, Pan-Grilled Tuna Wrap, Hamburger Steak with Mushroom Sauce and Buttered Vegetable, Breaded Fish Fillet with Tartar Sauce, One Pot Dinner, Pan-Grilled Chicken Pasta, Buko Pandan Salad, Turon ala Mode, Mango Strawberry Smoothie

EASY NO-BAKE DESSERTS (PhP6,500.00, 5 sessions)

Quezon City:
April 25—May 6 (M-W-F) 9:00 A.M.—12:00 NN
May 23—June 3 (M-W-F) 2:00 P.M.—5:00 P.M.

Merville:
May 24—June 4 (T-TH-S) 2:00 P.M.—5:00 P.M.

12 RECIPES
Mango Cheesecake, Crema de Fruta, Chocolate Mousse Cups, Mango Cream Pie, Apple Cinnamon Crepe, Steamed Cocomilk Pudding, Italian Refrigerator Cake, Mud Pie, No-Bake Squares, Pannna Cotta, Tiramisu, Banoffee Pie

BAKING FOR TEENS (PhP6,500.00, 5 sessions)

Quezon City:
April 4—15 (M-W-F) 2:00 P.M.—5:00 P.M.
May 9—May 20 (M-W-F) 9:00 A.M.—12:00 NN

Merville:
April 26—May 7 (T-TH-S) 2:00 P.M.—5:00 P.M.

13 RECIPES

Chocolate Chip Cookies, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Classic Spritz Cookies, Chocolate Almond Snowballs, Prune and Walnut Bar, Butterscotch Bars, Choco-Orange Cookies, Almond Mocha-Chip Biscotti, Lemon Squares, Prune Loaf, Banana Walnut Loaf, Blueberry Muffins, Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

  • ENROLLEES: 10 years old and up
  • Minimum of 4 students, maximum of 8 per class. Hands-on CLASS.
  • INCLUSIONS: Recipe hand-outs, ingredients, and certificate.

Other Modules/Lessons Offered:

MODULES OFFERED

  • Chinese Flavors
  • All in a Plate
  • Asian Food Festival
  • Bars & Cookies
  • Beef Specials
  • Cakes Galore
  • Chinoy Comfort Foods
  • Flavors from the Sea
  • Holiday Gift Ideas
  • Home-style Japanese Cooking
  • Home-style Meat Products
  • Lasang Pinoy
  • Mini Bites and Beverages
  • No Sweat Desserts
  • Party Feast
  • Pasta! Pasta!
  • Quick & Easy
  • Quickbreads
  • Rice & Noodles
  • Sari-saring Kakanin
  • Snack Attack!
  • Something Fishy
  • Soup & Vegetable Fare
  • Ways with Chicken
  • Basic Cooking Workshop
  • Advance Cooking Workshop
  • Kids in the Kitchen

Enrollment guidelines:

  • Advance payment is required to guarantee reservation.
  • First come, first served basis.
  • We offer a “homey” classroom set-up with a small teacher-student ratio that enables students to freely participate and ask questions.
  • A perfect time and venue for your children to learn the basics in cooking and baking that will surely benefit them in the future.
  • Positive feedbacks from parents were earned from these classes during the past 5 years.
  • Students from prestigious schools (St. Jude, Grace Christian, Phil. Cultural, St. Peter, UNO, Jubilee, Holy Spirit, St. Theresa’s, ICA, Xavier, UST, DLSU, St. Benilde, Ateneo, etc.) have enrolled in our summer classes.
  • Group Discount For a guaranteed group enrollment of 4 students and up, you can avail of  a 5% discount from the tuition fee.

Well, there you go! Make the most of your free time this summer! Be Active and Productive!

Thank you to “Chef'” Jerry and Eleanor for the wonderful time and food! It was a lot of fun. I learned a lot from the demo. :) Until next time!

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By: DENCIO

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