It was an ideal day for my girls and I to have my husband join us for the first time in a family baking workshop. As we girls are fond of cooking at home, Daddy is always our happy eater, the one who taste tests when we try a new recipe. So when I received an invitation from The Maya Kitchen for their monthly family baking workshop, I immediately accepted it.
Finding TMK (The Maya Kitchen) is easy. We decided to commute and try the P2P bus in Trinoma straight to Makati (Glorietta 5) instead of using the car. From Glorietta 5, we took a cab to Liberty Bldg. in Arnaiz Avenue, Makati City. TMK is in the 8th floor and we were the first family to arrive. The manager, Madam Rory Subida, greeted and welcomed us warmly to the place. There was free coffee for us while we waited and it was perfect because the place was quite cold.
There were 5 families all in all who participated in this baking class. Our girls were the oldest in the class and the kids in the other families are toddlers. But my girls were still delighted to try the kitchen and learning new recipes. They were also happy to have their dad cook with them. I was proud that my husband really put an effort to make memories with the girls. We actually talked about it a lot at home because we know how time flies. The other families were also complete and it was a joy to see them all enjoying the activity with their little kids.
The Maya Kitchen workshop area is nicely designed for those who want to learn to cook. Their cooking area is spacious and the utensils, oven and stove are easy to reach and use. Each area has a built in sink nearby so you can easily wash your hands before and after you cook. I’m looking forward to enroll in some of their other classes in the future.
The recipes we tried with Chef Sabrina Daez and her little brother Lucas were, I must say, easy. But I already expected it since this activity was, after all a family activity, not really a cooking class. Nevertheless, we enjoyed learning a cookie recipe we loved because we love eating smores. The other recipe, the Ham & Cheese Pan-wiches will make a great school snack because it is easy to make and filling at the same time. We shared the recipes HERE.
After tasting the cookie s’mores and the pan-wiches we made ( we were already full before lunch), we packed the remaining food we’ve baked as take home. Then we were awarded our certificates. A special prize was also given to us because our station was the cleanest. As a prize, we got this cute Masflex non-stick pan and a special Disney Cake Flour from Maya. All the families were given a bag full of Maya products and some baking tools so we can all try recreating our recipes at home.
If you wish to be part of The Maya Kitchen‘s long-standing tradition of hosting summer baking classes for children and young adults. The Maya Kitchen extends its baking classes until June 2016 for kids and teens.
Check out the schedules and courses offered below:
Kids Baking Adventures (ages 5-12)
9:00 AM – 12:00 NN
P1,000 per class
June 8 Cupcake Baking and Decorating 1
Strawberries and Cream Cupcakes and Double Chocolate Cupcakes
June 9 Cookie Baking 1
Chocolate Chip Cookies and Peanut Butter Sandwich
June 22 Cupcake Baking and Decorating 2
Cotton Candy Cupcakes and Cookies and Cream Cupcakes
June 23 Cookie Baking 2
Chocolate-covered Candy Cookies and Sugar Cookies
Young Baker’s Hangout (ages 13+)
9:00 AM – 12:00 NN
P1,500 per class
June 15 Basic Cakes
Chiffon Cake & Dark Chocolate Cake
June 16 Basic Icing
Royal Icing and Buttercream
June 29 Commercial Breads 1
Pan de Sal & Ensaymada
June 30 Commercial Breads 2
Cinnamon Roll & Spanish Bread
Mark those dates on your calendar. For more information on this and on other course offerings, log on to www.themayakitchen.com, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit The Maya Kitchen Culinary Center every Tuesday to Saturday at 8F Liberty Building, 835 A. Arnaiz Avenue (Pasay Road), Makati City, or call 8921185 / 892-5011 local 108 / Mobile No. +63929 679 6102. Call and reserve a slot now!