I love love love eating. I could probably get two plates of Nasi Lemak and a round cake all by myself. I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one here – you probably do it too! However, there are days when I am too lazy to go out, yet my cravings are begging to be heard. That’s when it strikes me, “Why don’t I cook them instead?”. Yet, the problem does not end there. I either don’t have the recipe or don’t know how to make them. Thereupon, I’ve reached a conclusion that it’s best to learn to cook a thing or two during my free time. Afterall, cooking is a fun experience where you get to mingle with new friends and share food together. Besides, you can even recreate the food at home to impress guests and loved ones. I happily share with you 10 cooking classes in Klang Valley that will pique your interest in cooking… and eating!
At 19 Culinary Studio
Ignite your five senses and apply them in the cooking classes at At 19 Culinary Studio. Unlike most culinary schools, the classes are intentionally kept small in a home kitchen environment where in you can recreate the food easily at home. Professional chefs’ instructors such as Chef Khairil Anwar Ahmad, author of Lost Recipes in Malaysia will teach you the fundamentals of cooking and share his experience in the industry. Furthermore, you will discover the pure science between every mouthwatering dish and will leave being more inspired than ever!
C: 601 6377 8236
L: 19, Jalan Dungun, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Masak-Masak by The BIG Group
Cooking knows no age limit. Whether you’re five or fifty, age should never stop you from pursuing your hobby of cooking which comes in a package with eating. Masak-Masak is a space where you can understand a little more about food and have fun in the lively upbeat atmosphere. Moreover, the team is a dedicated foodie who comes from a prestigious culinary background, ensuring you walk away with a hands-on experience of kitchen tips and a full stomach. You will learn the ins and outs of all kind of cuisines, with Thai, British and Nordic to name a few.
C: 603 6209 1719
L: Lot 1A, 83-95, Level UG, Publika,, Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
ABC Cooking Studio
ABC Cooking Studio has been bringing smiles to Malaysia’s dining tables since 2016. The international studio conducts courses in a small group to ensure you benefit from the maximum support from the classes. Bread, cake, cooking, wagashi, and kids courses are offered multiple times a day which gives you a flexibility according to your free time. Rather than a cooking school, they are more of a place of entertainment where you and your friends can learn how to cook joyfully. At the end of the day, you will be able to make a nice meal for your loved ones.
C: 603 2110 4858
L: Lot 7.102.00, Pavillion Elite 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Nathalie’s Gourmet Studio
Bienvenue a Nathalie’s Gourmet Studio! Although some of you might know it for its creative fusion and French cuisine, they also offer cooking classes led by the renowned macaron queen, Nathalie Arbefeuille. The French expat who was awarded Outstanding Chef of The Year by Time Out Magazine and winner of the Malaysia International Gourmet Festival will teach you the tricks of the trade along with her professional team. If you are interested in French cuisine, from their gorgeous macarons to fine dining, Nathalie will definitely be your cup of tea.
C: 603 6207 9572
L: Unit A4-01-5, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Starhill Culinary Studio
Here is where culinary meets architecture. The contemporary sleek state-of-art studio offers a range of specially curated class to enrich your culinary skills. Starhill Culinary Studio has the show kitchen and hot kitchen where they hold live demonstrations and interactive classes. However, if you’re a sweet tooth, their baking and pastry studios are the place to go to learn delectable high-quality desserts. Every experience is as engaging and enjoyable, an environment designed to inspire. In brief, imagination is the only limit to your creation in the studio.
C: 603 2782 3875
L: 181, Jalan Bukit Bintang Starhill Gallery, Muse Floor, Kuala Lumpur, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Woods Macrobiotics Cooking Academy
If you are a keen believer that health is wealth, there is no greater support you will receive than the Woods Macrobiotics Cooking Academy. The Academy centers around the ancient oriental philosophical principals Yin and Yang, which revolves around balance and harmony. Thus, their cooking involves the use of whole grains, natural foods and seasonal local ingredients which are combined with a harmonious cooking technique which will regenerate your body. In particular, the supportive environment will help you prepare the wholesome dinner which will detox and restore your body, soul, and mind.
C: 603 7932 2439
L: AG – 8, Jalan 17/13, Happy Mansions, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
The Academy of Pastry Arts Malaysia
The Academy of Pastry Arts Malaysia name says it all, with no further explanation needed. If you have been keeping your love affinity with baking for a long time, it’s time to let it all out here. Aside from their full-time courses, they also offer part-time courses on the weekends (shout out to home bakers out there). Moreover, you will learn the art of pastry in an intimate setting where your skills will be finely honed through the exposure of the best pastry techniques, tools, and ingredients. From everything sweet and French, you will master quiches to ice creams in just a nick of time with their guidance.
C: 603 7960 3846
L: 16, Jalan 51a/223, Seksyen 51a, 46100 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
The Cooking House
The Cooking House has been serving the culinary aficionados with the do’s and don’ts in the kitchen since 2006. They take pride in sharing their love of food and all things cuisine related with their students. You will learn not only the essential cooking techniques but also the culture, heritage, and history of each cuisine to garner your appreciation. As a matter of fact, the skilled in-house chefs even cater to culinary team buildings, children’s baking camps and cookery for domestic workers.
C: 601 2395 1243
L: 173, Jalan Maarof, Bangsar Park, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Buns in The Oven Cupcakery
Sheryl Bito from Buns in The Oven Cupcakery is notorious in the industry for an apparent reason – her award-winning sugar artistry skills. Not only does her cakes look artistically realistic, it will also leave you feeling guilty to eat the cake (that’s how gorgeous her cake is!). Thankfully, she consistently holds classes for pastry enthusiasts out there to learn hands on from the master itself. The theme of the courses varies from time to time, from glossy buttercream flowers class to the magical unicorn. Therefore, make sure to watch out for her Facebook account to see the next available course and book a spot for yourself before it’s fully booked!
Lazat Malaysian Cooking Class
Lazat Malaysian Cooking Class offers courses on Malaysian home-cooked dishes in a typically contemporary Malaysian home – it is as Malaysian as you can get! Firstly, you will start the day with a shopping trip to the nearby local pasar to get the freshest produce. Subsequently, you can experience the fun in the kitchen using old-fashioned stone and wooden tools in the jungle on the edges of Kuala Lumpur. Consequently, you will get to mingle with other visitors and enjoy the authentic flavors and taste of home together like no other.
C: 601 9238 1198
L: Lot 3197, Jalan Seri Penchala, Kampung Sungai Penchala, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Finally, you know where to go on your free time now! Roll your sleeves up and play around with the flavors and ingredients. Whether cooking is just a hobby or a skill you want to hone, learning new things will never do you wrong. At the end of the day, you will feel proud of your new cooking accomplishments. If anything, share with us your creation from cooking classes or any essential tips and tricks. Perhaps, you may even be a cooking lecturer in the future.