Classes for 2019

  Dear Friends,

Time marches on and soon we will be ending 2019 and into a new year. Chinese New Year falls early in January, so it's time to start preparing and thinking of that Reunion Dinner and what you want to cook. Before then though, there are the upcoming school holidays. I have thus planned November/December classes to cater for these events. I'm also doing a series of 5 classes which will be ideal for those Beginners/maids who have already attended that series and would benefit greatly their employers in preparing for Chinese New Year. These 5 classes cost $650/. And they are listed for Saturdays at 10.30am or 2.00pm.

I've put in a few Children's classes, for making Pineapple Tarts, Onde Onde and Pasta. I've found that kids love these Hands-on dishes. Also, as they do not require open flames, it is a very safe environment for them spend 2 hours or so, to be introduced to cooking.

As Chinese New Year falls early next year, learning dishes especially for CNY are already in some people's mind! Pineapple tarts, cookies, Nonya Kuehs and dishes to welcome in and during the CNY holidays will be the focus of classes for the coming months.

Some will also like to send their domestic helpers to learn or polish their cooking skills, so my very popular 5-days course for Beginners/maids will remain a fixture of my classes. One course which began on Thursday September 26th at 2.00pm is on-going.  Two more are planned for November and December. For employers whose maids have already done the 5-days course and would like them to learn more dishes, you can send them to any of the other individual classes I have on-going

Teaching the basics and intricacies of Peranakan/Singapore food remains a main and important goal to both Singaporeans as well as overseas visitors. Hosting young ladies who want to learn to cook before they tie the knot has also become popular, as friends will usually arrange a "Hens" party for their bride-to-be friend. Overseas visitors from all over the world have come to learn to cook and enjoy dishes like beef rendang, chicken satay, nonya laksa etc. I'm looking forward to having more visitors from overseas.

I also welcome classes for team bonding as well as family and friends for a birthday or other celebrations. You can decide on what you want to learn to cook and enjoy having them right after you cook them.

You can also check my facebook page grandmothersrecipes for postings and pictures of dishes cooked and enjoyed by many who have learnt authentic Peranakan/Singaporean dishes with fresh ingredients and without msg and other artificial flavouring.

Although I do already accept bookings for lunches and dinners, I am also looking into doing degustation dinners of truly Peranakan dishes cooked at home and served dish by dish as you enjoy your wine in a homely atmosphere. For those who are interested, do send me an email for further details.

Please note that I need a deposit of 20% for classes and any last minute cancellation will result in forfeit of deposit.

All ingredients are provided and you only need to bring your own containers to pack back the food cooked if not eaten after the class.

If you are interested, sms me at 96757611 or email me at ros@grandmothersrecipes.com.sg  or rosalinesh.soon@yahoo.co.uk  or call 64597549 / 96757611 to book.