KL & Surrounds
Bake Me Wonders
48 Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad, TTDI, KL (011 1280 5733/www.bakemewonders.com.my). So your eight-year-old has been watching ‘Junior Masterchef’ and wants a slice of the pie; Bake Me Wonders has baking classes for kids four and above, culinary classes for kids eight and above and even older miniEscoffiers (13-16 year olds) can get involved in their ProBakers class. They also hold special events like holiday camps and parties. Sat, 10am-3.30pm.
NEW BakeLab by Teamo
Lot 3F-19, Third floor, Bangsar Village II, Jalan Telawi 1, Bangsar (012 305 9817/ www.teamobakelab.wordpress.com). Cookies, cakes, pies, tarts, breads, rolls, need we say more? Here, your kids will definitely have a yummy time while cultivating the art of baking and getting their hands greasy. Parents can chill over at the milk bar while waiting for the kids or get some shopping done. Sat-Sun, 11am-7pm.
The Cooking House
173 Jalan Maarof, Bangsar, KL (012 395 1243/www.thecookinghouse.com). Classes here have run the gamut and taught kids young and old how to make everything from churros and macarons to great big steaks and delicate sushi. Their schedule is ever changing and incredibly interesting. Classes are very much hands on and even if your kids have never boiled an egg, don’t fear. Classes can offer solid instruction in basic cooking skills before they progress to more advanced menus. Better yet, get involved yourself. Daily, 9.30am-6pm.
Grace Home Cakes
16-1 Jalan Medan Putra 4, Medan Putra Business Centre, Jalan Manjalara, KL (03 6277 1977/www.gracehomecakes.net). Sign up for classes and learn how to make mouth-watering desserts like cheese cakes, chocolate cakes, cupcakes and even cookies. Kids and tweens will bake cookies, cakes and learn icing decoration techniques while Mum and Dad get to taste their children’s handiwork after. Have a look at the website for details on classes and registration.
Jalan Sri Penchala, KL (019 330 1312/www. malaysia-klcookingclass.com). Ever wanted to learn how to cook Malaysian delicacies? Well, here at LaZat, you can. Learn how to whip up everything from nasi lemak to char kuey teow and otak-otak. Aspiring chefs will be allocated individual, fully equipped cooking stations and plenty of assistance is available.
Melinda’s Baking Classes
Pandan Indah, KL (012 640 9809/ myapplekitchen.blogspot.com). Grownups have loads to choose from, like the cupcake, cookie or many cake classes. Most of the classes are catered for Mum and Dad but if you let them know in advance, the friendly owner will come up with a baking session suitable for you and your little baker. Give them a call to schedule a class.
Nathalie’s Gourmet Studio
Unit A4-1-5, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas, KL (03 6207 9572/ nathaliegourmetstudio.com). Even kids can discover the secrets and joys of French cuisine through Nathalie’s hands-on cooking classes, demos and private classes. Goodies the likes of macarons, French bread and viennoiseries are just a sample of what kids can learn to make. Do check out their website from time to time to see what classes are available. Tue-Wed, 10am-6pm; Thu-Sat, 10am-11pm.
Young Chefs Academy
5-3 Jalan 26/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, KL (03 6211 2433/www.youngchefsacademy. com).
Nathalie’s Gourmet Studio