Cooking and Baking Classes This September At The Maya Kitchen


The first week of September is almost over but there is still so much to learn at The Maya Kitchen. Below are the courses on offer this month.

The ‘I Hate to Cook’  series is back on Saturdays this month, from 9am-1pm. On September 10 learn  how to prepare an impressive 5-Course Meal. The next class on September 17  will cover  ‘Limited Space Cooking’. The class also includes kitchen basics on how to deal with leftovers and maximize the use of slow cookers and rice cookers. Class fee is P2,000 per session. Continue Reading

Mario’s 45th Anniversary Treat!

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Mario’s turns 45! And to celebrate this joyous occasion, diners may enjoy 45 percent off on Caesar Salad and Paella Valenciana at Mario’s on September 1, Thursday, as it celebrates 45 years of magnificent Spanish cuisine. The iconic ‘Mario’s Famous Caesar Salad’ of fresh romaine lettuce and crunchy croutons comes with a unique dressing and is topped with bacon bits and Parmesan cheese shavings. Paella Valenciana is a hearty rice dish teeming with seafood, chicken, pork and sausages.

Pair off the Caesar Salad and Paella Valenciana with other equally delightful dishes like Salpicado, Lengua con SetasCallos Madrileña, a rich Spanish casserole and Pollo Iberico, a half roast chicken seasoned with garlic, pepper and spices. More dishes are on the menu.

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Finish off the meal with Mario’s dessert menu. There’s Toffee Sans Rival, a classic Mario’s offering; Sugar-free Apple Pie, a way to indulge for the health conscious and Canonigo, a traditional Spanish dessert made from egg whites, topped with cherries and drizzled with syrup. You may also try their Flan, the traditional sweet dessert of eggs and milk, or go for the dramatic flambéed Jubillee of Mango, Banana or Strawberry bathed in liquer and flamed table side.

This offer is available for lunch and dinner only on September 1. For reservations, visit Mario’s at 191 Tomas Morato St., Quezon City; or call 415-3887, 372-0360, 0915-111604; email For Mario’s Baguio, visit 16 Upper Session Road, Baguio City, call (074) 442-4241, 0905-2973384 or email

Meringue, Bars and Cookies at The Maya Kitchen

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Learn how to bake, make that perfect cup of coffee and cook a great meal as The Maya Kitchen brings you a myriad of classes this month of August.

Basic Baking is on August 2-5, 9-12, 23-26 and August 30-September 2, Tuesday-Friday, 9am-2pm. Learn basic baking techniques applicable to small and commercial scale production of recipes and formulations of quick breads, pies, cookies, cakes and other bread varieties. Class fee is P8,000.

Meringue-Based Desserts like Sans Rival, Sylvanas, Pavlova and Meringue Kisses are featured on August 6, Saturday, 9am-2pm. Class fee is 2,000. Continue Reading

Cake Decorating with Chef Penk Ching at The Maya Kitchen

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Renowned cake décorating expert, sugar artist and all around culinary master, Chef Penk Ching will grace The Maya Kitchen’s Culinary Elite Culinary Series on July 30, Saturday, 10am-2pm.

Chef Penk will demonstrate the proper use and application of Rolled Fondant, Royal Icing, Wilton Buttercream and Chocolate Icing. She will show creative decoration ideas for a nude cake, a round cake plus 5 cupcake designs. As a bonus, Chef Penk will also cook two savory family heirloom recipes, Pata Tim and Scallion Pancake.  

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Chef Penk has embarked on a multi-faceted career path that started in banking, finance and economics. She then went on to creative pursuits like Chinese brush painting, calligraphy and watercolor. Her name  ultimately became synonymous with unique and highly sought after cake designs for birthdays, weddings and special occasions. She is the force behind Pastry Bin.

A buffet featuring the creations of Chef Penk follows the demonstration. The Maya Kitchen Culinary Elite Series features the country’s famous chefs and culinary experts. For more information, log on to or email   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 and mobile Mobile No. 09296796102.

“I Hate to Cook” Cooking Class and More at The Maya Kitchen

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Do you hate to cook?

The Maya Kitchen’s ‘I Hate to Cook” Cooking Class Series will teach you the culinary basics guaranteed to take away your dislike for cooking. On July 9, Saturday, 9am-1pm, learn how to create a 5-course meal for a family of any size. On July 16, Saturday, 9am-1pm learn how to deal with left overs and the use of slow cookers and rice cookers. Both sessions include hands-on and group workshops. Each class costs P2,000.

Also on July 9, Saturday, 9am-3pm is Beginner’s Icing. Learn how to make Boiled Icing, Swiss Meringue and Ganache. The class includes hands-on and group workshop and costs P2,000.

Basic Culinary is on July 12-15 and July 26-29, Tuesday to Friday, 9am-3pm.
Learn Cooking Fundamentals and International Standard Techniques of meal preparation from soup, salad, pasta, main courses to desserts for Home and Institutional Scale Kitchens with workshop. Class fee is P9,000

Basic Baking is on July 19-22, Tuesday to Friday, 9am-2pm. Learn Basic Baking Techniques applicable to small and commercial scale production of recipes and formulations of quick breads, pies, cookies, cakes and other bread varieties. Class fee is P8,000.

Fondant Making is on July 23, Saturday, 9am-3pm. This hands-on class includes group workshops and teaches how you can make your own fondant from scratch and decorate a cake.  Class fee is P2,000.

Pies and Tarts is on July 23, Saturday, 9am-1pm. Learn how to bake Caramel Butter Tarts, Mud Pie, Chocolate Chiffon Pie and Banana Cream Pie. The class includes hands-on and group workshops. Class fee is P2,000.

Commercial Breads  is on July 30, Saturday, 9am-1pm.  Learn how to bake
Kopi Roti Buns, Ensaymada, Cinnamon Rolls and Spanish Bread in this hands-on class with group workshop. Class fee is P2,000.

For more information on this and on other course offerings, log on to,  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.